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Not a Cow Town

Thinking it might help the holiday spirit of Christmas in Killarney and bring a bit of craic to Main Street, we decided to transport our talking cow to that fine town and put her in our outside seating area. I think she kind of looks fetching in her Santa hat. A proper Christmas cow!

Anyway, within hours, the Killarney U.D.C told us we had to remove her or they would impound her. We begged them to reconsider, which they did. However, their answer hasn’t changed. We must remove our cow from outside our shop immediately.

Killarney, apparently, is not the kind of town that would let a cow (even a fiberglass one) besmirch their hallowed paving stones. Buskers with rows of dancing leprechauns is fine, but we cannot put a cow in a seating area we have paid for. Go figure.

Not that I really mind the dancing leprechauns. With the country falling to pieces around us, I think people need a bit of cheer and a bit of humour. I thought our cow brought both. Killarney U.D.C. does not agree.

UPDATE (Monday):

Killarney told us today they would impound our cow by 2:00 if we didn’t move it. After we rang, they said we had until the end of the day.

What’s mad about this, is that there’s icy roads and moving it isn’t so easy.

Is it possible they don’t have anything better to do, such as clear roads, than to arrest a Christmas cow???

UPDATE2 (Monday):

Killarney Town Council has just said they might reconsider and let us keep her for the market. Fingers crossed!

6 Responses to “Not a Cow Town”

  1. December 5th, 2010 at 5:42 am

    Donna from Yumma Yumma says:

    Bummer! Poor Christmas Cow! I think she’s beautiful!

  2. December 5th, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    Monika says:

    What do you expect from sour civil servants… Christmas spirit? Not a chance.

  3. December 6th, 2010 at 3:54 am

    retro sweets says:

    What? That’s very absurd! To think that it’s your own space and the cow’s much more attractive than leprechauns…

  4. December 6th, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    peter donegan says:

    agrees with monika re Christmas spirit…. maybe you should put her [?] in a car parking space…. and allow her to get clamped ? ;)

  5. December 8th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    trash says:

    Would you not just leave it there? I would LOVE to see them trying to handcuff the Christmas Cow.

  6. December 24th, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    kimme says:

    Merry Christmas Ice cream Ireland!!

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