Published on 08 December 2012 ‐ Duration: 07:00
This seasons intro shows the road L1472 (R254) near Chur Hill in County Donegal. This particular road is famous for its trees, which tend to grow right into that road *cough*. Anyway, Paddy disproves four lessons about travel in Ireland: First, people in continental Europe often complain/joke about bad weather in Ireland. Well... Second, some say it's just not possible to drive fast on narrow roads. Third, there is always another driver going faster than you. Paddy tried very hard and drive more than two thousand kilometers on Irish (and Northern Irish) roads to disprove those myths. And last but not least, one should not watch out for animals on the road in Ireland, especially sheep. What could possibly go wrong?
Published on 28 March 2012 ‐ Duration: 12:38
Torr Road connects the two villages Cushendun and Ballyvoy in Country Antrim, Northern Ireland (see on map). Paddy drove a great number of roads in his life, among them famous Swiss mountain roads, but he won't forget Torr Road. He has taken her to his heart. This road has nearly everything: sharp corners, straights, up and downs, a magnificent view and sheep... in short Torr Road is fucking brilliant! Paddy drove this road many times and at least the post man (watch out for a red car in the film) definitely hates him for that. Sorry, Paddy couldn't resist. However, Paddy never drove this road in a proper sports car. That's on his bucket list. Torr Road, in the direction of Derry, ends in Cushendall Road (A2) and if one follows this road, he ends up in Ballintoy. Ballintoy is a small village and civil parish in County Antrim. The village has a population of 165 people ‐ some say even less and it's maybe a death trap for tourists ‐ but at least three churches. The best known church is the white Ballintoy Parish Church, on a hill above the harbour.
The thing about Irish roads is that you'll never know what comes next after a hill or a bend. Just close your eyes, come and rely on the luck o' the Irish.Paddy Murphy, 2012