When Bruce Wayne was always harping on about the bat signal, we didn't know this was what he meant.
We've all got a story to tell when it comes to navigating Ireland via public transport. It's usually more of a journey to middle earth a la Lord of the Rings rather than a direct route to your chosen destination, with all sorts of surprises along the way.
And if you've ever travelled through Gort and had a particularly rogue journey, it could be something to do with the family of bats that were found living in the signalling box there.
A cosy enough spot for them, but nonetheless the rail service got in touch with a local biodiversity expert to find a more suitable home for the winged creatures.
The result was a newly erected bat tower by the tracks, so the bats can still keep an eye and ensure the the 08:40 Limerick - Dublin train departs on time.
Iarnród Éireann have promised to keep a close eye on the new residents and keep wildlife enthusiasts updated on their progress.
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