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  Big bottle of Lourdes water
by sourbugger
 
 

Ireland has one of the worst traffic accident records in Europe. This (of course) has nothing to do with the appauling state of the secondary roads, the numbers of untaxed and uninsured drivers or the fact that some Learner drivers are allowed out by themselves.

Each county has a board as you enter it how many fatalities there have been in the county during the last four years - it makes for gruesome reading.

In order to counter these dangers many Irish people insist on placing a bottle of Lourdes (or Knock) water in the glovebox compartment.

I don't know if this really works, but the at least if you buy the five-litre version (thanks to www.Catholicdiscount.com for the picture) you can also use if to fill your radiator in an emergency.

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  • Written Sep 7, 2006
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