Last weekend I brought my wedding entertainment to Adare, Co. Limerick for a drinks reception.
Or at least I tried to.
The drive from Galway to Limerick is at most an hour and a half since the Ennis bypass opened. I was due to start drawing at 4pm in the Woodlands Hotel. At 3.30 I still hadn’t reached Gort. It took me 40 minutes to get from Oranmore to Clarinbridge, a distance of 6 kilometres. I ended up ringing the hotel and offering to do the after dinner stint instead. I turned around and was back in Galway in 30 minutes. This despite the fact I had pretty much chewed my steering wheel off in frustration!
Well I made good time when I made my second attempt to reach the hotel, and the couple were lovely, and very understanding about the traffic situation and I’d a great night with the guests.
No matter how much planning you do though, sometimes the traffic gods just decide you’re not going to get there on time.