The Giro d’Italia came to Ireland this summer, and you can still trace its path through various parts of the country by the way everything was painted pink.
The village of Cushendall in Co. Antrim, was every excited about the Giro, and appears to have gone out of their way to get in the appropriate spirit. While other communities made do with a few posters and the odd splash of pink, Cushendall went all out, painting buildings, cars, and bicycles, and hanging pink bunting everywhere.
The Giro went right through town, so almost every store had something pink in the window, if they didn’t repaint themselves entirely.
Apparently the powers that be are trying to get the Tour de France to come through Ireland in the near future. I suspect a complete change of decor will be on the cards for Cushendall if that comes to pass.
Cushendall is on the trail of Game of Thrones filming locations in Northern Ireland.