Posted by: chiarraigrrl | February 10, 2010

Only in Ireland… :)

I know, I know- cringing already from that title, right? Still- there are lovely quirky little things that go on here that I’ve never seen happen anywhere else, so…

This morning on the way to work I noticed a B&B in Ranelagh has a big “for sale” sign out front, which wouldn’t be remarkable… except for the smaller sign at the bottom, saying “owners retiring”. As if to say “The business is grand, it’s just that they’ve come to the stage in their lives now where they’d like to relax for themselves instead of running around all the time, see?”. Amused me mightily.

My brother’s awesome (Swedish) girlfriend told us another great story the other night at the Rock for Haiti gig (which, btw, was excellent). She had been walking down O’Connell Street just after Christmas, when it was freezing cold and there was all the snow. She passed two Gardaí (both of whom looked all of 19, bless them) standing outside the GPO, and noticed one of them was rubbing his ears with his hands. The second Garda asked what he was doing, and when Garda the First responded that he was trying to warm his ears up, Garda no. 2 covered no. 1’s ears with his hands, going “There, now”. Aww.

Just a couple of things that made me smile. Carry on…



  1. Aww, that was nice. Have a great day 🙂

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