Friday 21 October 2016

WATCH: Is this the worst sign-posted junction in the country? Hilarious video of Irish road has Internet hooked

Published 30/01/2016 | 16:00

Pure and utter traffic confusion at one of the country's most chaotic junctions... it just doesn't get more Irish than this.

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The junction at Rosslare Harbour is renowned for its lack of signage, but former art student Michael Fortune created a video that shows off the comic side to such a failure.

Fortune filmed this short video over a three-hour period in 2007 as part of an art project, but has only posted it on Facebook now after numerous requests.

The video has been viewed almost 400,000 times since yesterday.

"I've been asked by a good few Wexford people to embed this on Facebook," Fortune wrote.

"For those who haven't seen it before, its a form of local folklore which I filmed in Rosslare Harbour in Co. Wexford in 2007 .

"The short film captures the entrance to Rosslare port and how cars, vans, bikes etc swerve, dodge and dance at a badly signed junction.

"Apparently this had being going on for years. One man told me, that he'd go down most evenings during the summer, to observe the craic with the cars as they rushed to get onto the ferry.

"Aside from the cars going arseways, the man stopping to have a wee before he hit the queue for the ferry is 100% real," he continued.

"I spent 3 hours recording this and once I stuck Valerio's soundtrack underneath it that evening, I knew it was a winner.

"The man who brought my attention to this, Mike Kavanagh, passed away last year."

Fortune joked: "I'll never be let back into Rosslare again!".

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