I was in Ireland last week. Myself and Talulah got a coach from Dublin airport to Dundrum, extremely convenient for us and they go every 30 minutes. We got on a coach at the airport and before we had even moved, we were asked to change to another vehicle.
A little while later we set off southbound from the airport, down the M50. First stop was the Red Cow Roundabout which seeing as we were the only ones on the coach, should have been a standard pick up and onward scenario. But, no siree. That did not happen.
We were asked to change to yet another There was a problem with a door, the driver could not open the door. It required a bit of a kick and a good hard shoulder to give us freedom.
Now, we had been delighted to get a slightly earlier coach than anticipated but messing around with a door and a driver refusing to budge and waiting on a mechanic that never arrived, meant that we had ended up waiting at the Red Cow for longer than we expected. Long enough to get the coach 30 minutes later to bring us to our destination.
This is longer than I ever expected in my lifetime to spend at the Red Cow. Literally. You go through it or perhaps wait a maximum of ten minutes for a Luas (Dublin tram) but that’s it.
So here we are, a requiem to that fine day, wishing I had a car and spending way too long at The Red Cow roundabout.
Playlist // Requiem for the Red Cow Roundabout
Vroom Vroom Beep Beep!
1. Magic Roundabout TV Theme
2. Sugababes: Round Round
3. Talking Heads: Road to Nowhere
4. Gary Numan: Cars
5. Cyndi Lauper: I Drove All Night
6. Ariel Pink: Round and Round
7. Rose Royce: Car Wash
8. Oh Wonder: Drive
9. Supergrass: Road To Rouen
10. Tom Cochrane: Life is a Highway
11. Incubus: Drive
12. Tracy Chapman: Fast Car
13. Simon and Garfunkel: Baby Driver
14. Gold Panda: In my Car
15. The Wonder Stuff: The Size of a Cow
16. Yes: Roundabout
17. The Beatles: Drive My Car
18. Dead or Alive: You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)
19. XTC: English Roundabout
20. Enigma: The Roundabout
21. Neil Young and Crazy Horse: Round and Round (It Won’t Be Long)
22. Arcade Fire: Keep The Care Running
23. Van Morrison: Who Drove the Red Sports Car?
24. R.E.M.: Drive
25. Prefab Sprout: Cars and Girls
26. Ryley Walker: The Roundabout
27. Lenny Kravitz: Are You Gonna Go My Way
28. Stereophonics: Traffic
29. The Who: Magic Bus
30. Jimi Hendrix: Crosstown Traffic
31. Sing Street: Drive It Like You Stole It
32. Kraftwerk: Autobahn
33. Kanye West, GLC, Paul Wall: Drive Slow
34. Miley Cyrus: Drive
35. The Band: The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
36. George Michael: Cars and Trains
37. Inspiral Carpets: Theme from Cow
38. Fatback Band: Are You Ready (Do The Bus stop) / Suga
39. Rihanna: Shut Up and Drive
40. Duke Dumont: Ocean Drive
41. Scooter: Behind the Cow
42. Elton John: Circle of Life
43. Andrew Holdsworth: The Wheels on the bus
So there you go, fasten your seat belts and you’re off!
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