The 5 funniest questions by visitors to Ireland.
Over my 20 year career Ive heard them all, theres no such thing as a silly question (although some would have you scratching your head and thinking ‘did I really just hear that!”) but heres my top 5.
The 1916 leaders question.
Tourist – “Stephen, so, these 1916 rebel leaders, did they sign the proclamation before they were executed?”
Me – “Well, they certainly didn’t sign it after they were executed!” (howls of laughter all around)
2. Kellys Book
Tourist in Trinity College – “Excuse me, where can I find Kelly’s book?”
Me – “Just over there, y’see where the sign says Book of Kells this way”
3. The Vox* system:
*Audio devices that were designed by God to test the patience of Tour guides everywhere
4. Books of Kells, again!
5. The legendary Dingle beeping noise
On a walking tour approaching Dingle tourist office and the lights at the pedestrian crossing begin to flash and make a beeping noise