Got a good laugh from this billboard. Came across it recently in one of the most remote spots you can find in Ireland, Carnsore Point in County Wexford.
Carnesore Point is the most south-eastern point on the island of Ireland, it is so far removed in fact from the east-coast urban areas, that the powers-that-be in their infinite wisdom were going to build a nuclear power station there in the late 1970’s and early ’80’s. A public outcry and a couple of rock concerts seem to have brought them to their senses though.
Its been a long time since I was down this part of the woods, so it was great to see that some of the old familiar businesses are still surviving. I called into this particular establishment in 1991 when I was doing research for the book, The Famous and Historical Pubs of the South East, and by the looks of things, not much has changed.
It is funny quirk of history that a very large windmill used by locals for many years for grinding corn was situated in this same isolated spot. That was of course before the so called ‘Big-Wind,’ destroyed it in the late 19th century, but if you look carefully at the 15 second video posted below, you will be able to see in the distance, (about 3 miles away), a new wind-mill and wind-farm, with large white rotating vanes. Look at the start of the video, just under the main sign. Carnesore Point and Kilmore Quay just up the road are now home to Ireland’s newest wind-farms.
You can read the original entry about the Lobster Pot in Carne here.
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