Vincent Hogan: Pairc a grimy, defiant relic of poorer but happier days
Published 31/05/2010 | 05:00
If you are old enough to remember when the drive from Dublin to Cork was motoring's equivalent of a slow grind up the Matterhorn, you will marvel at the new motorway. It has all but turned the journey into an airport shuttle ride.
Time was, you wouldn't attempt it without provisions for a week and a few extra jerrycans of petrol. The journey was so arduous, Michael Palin would have bailed out before getting through Monasterevin.
Well, yesterday, we completed it in about the time it takes to do the vote in Eurovision.