THERE ARE SOME phrases in the Irish dialect that desperately deserve to be used more by the people of Ireland – such is their uniqueness and poetic delivery.
And one such phrase is “mad for road”.
Which, for most people, means:
Yes, it’s the feeling of unease when you’re stuck inside and have a burning desire to get out of the house
Usually, this involves a spin in the car
There are creative offshoots of “mad for road” which mean the same thing – like this gas number plate spotted in Galway
There are some that use it to let everyone know they are up for the session
That nothing is going to stop them heading out tonight
It’s a versatile phrase – but it’s the essence of it that really counts.
It’s a feeling that every Irish person experiences from time to time
So it’s helpful to have a phrase that sums it up perfectly
We can all get on board with “mad for road.”
It’s a phrase that crosses generations
And the dogs are known to get on board too
It’s been known to be used in GAA circles as well
There was even a famous horse named after it a few years ago
So, now we know what it is, “mad for road” can take its rightful place at the top of our national slang pyramid
Mad for road.
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