A TRAIN which was due to arrive in Dublin at 8pm was delayed for several hours after hitting a cow on the tracks and did not reach its destination until after one in the morning.
The 5.30pm service from Kent Station in Cork to Heuston Station in Dublin was stuck for hours in Tipperary after striking a cow which had wandered on to the tracks.
Although the unfortunate cow was killed instantly in the collision, no passengers were injured-- and in pure Irish fashion the puns came thick and fast.
It'll be a while before ye get moooving again so
— Ciaran McQuaid (@CiaranMcQuaid2) September 25, 2019
The situation, which already seems like something straight out of an episode of Father Ted, got even more bizarre when an Irish Rail parody account took advantage of the confusion and began tweeting passengers saying that another train which had been sent as a replacement had also hit a cow.
The account then started blaggarding angry commuters who were stuck on the train by telling them to "take a chill pill"-- which went down about as well as you can expect.
And it seems whoever was in charge of the real Irish Rail twitter account that day had suffered exhaustion from a day of dealing with angry customers, fake accounts and cow puns.
All the food is gone. I’m sorry
— Iarnród Éireann #StaySafe (@IrishRail) September 25, 2019
But as always there were people who saw the funny side.
Feed them the cow!
— Conán Mc (@ConanMc) September 26, 2019