Friday 23 August 2019

Sunny south east no more, Griffin

Liam Griffin.
Liam Griffin.

The county that gave the sun to the Sunny South East has been wiped off the weather map.

Liam Griffin, hotelier and GAA pundit told the audience at the Wexford Food Summit on Friday that Wexford doesn't exist anymore.

'I was watching Vincent Browne and then on comes the cool dude on TV3 who talks about the weather and has everywhere else on the map but not Wexford,' he said.

'The only county in Ireland that is connected to two ports in Britain and to the continent and has a million people going through the port of Rosslare and it doesn't feature.

'What's the best thing we have in Wexford?' he asked the audience of small food producers in the Ferrycarrig hotel.

'Answer- the sunshine'.

'Rosslare is the sunny south east. It came from the stats of the Rosslare Weather Station when it was there. However go to Limerick Junction and it says 'Welcome to Sunny South East'. Wexford has given the sunny title away to Munster. Waterford, designated as the regional capital for Wexford, doesn't work. Imagine if you try to get Munster to play Leinster and see what happens. Waterford is in Munster. It's our fault. We've given it away'.

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