Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Dec 12, 2005 by csd
Distance sign on the M7 Naas bypass
The Naas bypass was the first section of motorway to open in the Republic (1985). Irish practice is to sign the distance to the terminal cities on the road, plus a few intermediate towns. This leads to numbers that are typically bigger than you'd see on UK mileage distance signs.
Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 06, 2005 by csd
N7 parallel access road for local traffic
Ok, so not strictly speaking a national route, but the village name sign gives the false impression that it is! View taken facing south with N7 running parallel over that wooden fence. These new local link roads provide loveley quiet stress free links between the villages and towns along the N7 where previously the main road was the link!
Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 16, 2006 by murphaph
Use of 'Give way' in the RoI
Unusually we see the use of 'Give Way' here, in in preference to the usual 'Yield'. I have never seen the type of sign you'd find at a location like this in the UK in Ireland if it even exists (the red and black arrow one). This scene is from an unclassified road near Leixlip Co. Kildare. It looks very remote but immediately right of the shot is the boundary fence belonging to Intel Ireland, probably the largest integrated circuit wafer factory in Europe! That bridge crosses the river Ryewater.
Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Feb 06, 2006 by murphaph
On the R408, County Kildare (3)
On the R408, County Kildare
The R408, County Kildare This is the start of the R408 though the sign doesn't say so. The verges of North Kildare were awash with Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris) on the 23rd of May. A sure sign of Summer - the temperature was 27 degrees at this spot when this shot was taken - fierce hot for May begob!