PIC: Only in Ireland would you see a car’s tax and insurance discs replaced with religious symbols 3 years ago

PIC: Only in Ireland would you see a car’s tax and insurance discs replaced with religious symbols

The holiest car in Ireland?

Visit enough houses in Ireland and you’ll more than likely come across examples of religious symbolism, whether it’s in the form of figurines, statues or pictures of identifiable religious figures.

They’re not an uncommon sight in cars either, but it’s one thing having St. Christopher (the patron saint of travel) dangling from your rear-view mirror and a whole other thing replacing the tax, insurance and NCT discs on your vehicle with pictures of religious figures.

That’s the sight that greeted JOE reader Kevin Shields in Letterkenny this week, when, instead of the necessary documentation on the bottom right corner of the windscreen, he spotted images of Jesus, Mary and Padre Pio instead.

Until the potential arrival of the Popemobile next year, this vehicle probably lands the title of the 'holiest car in Ireland'.

Powerful and all though they all are, we doubt any of them are going to get the driver off the hook at a Garda checkpoint anytime soon.

Cheers to Kevin Shields for sending this our way. If you have something you would like to share with us, send it to editorial@JOE.ie or hit us up on Facebook or Twitter.