The Carrowteigue area is notorious for its scenic landscapes.
From the online brochure of a Co. Mayo estate agent.
Update: I’ve had a lovely email from a fastidious reader who points out that ‘notorious’ has several meanings. For example, the Shorter Oxford lists these three:
I of course assumed the first, which is why I hooted with laughter upon reading the estate agent’s blurb. But it is perfectly possible, I concede, that in the recesses of Co. Mayo (where I was born), there dwells an estate agent with a more extensive grasp of the English language than mine and an even more antiquated style!
What a thing it is to have erudite readers. I expect I will now become notorious among them for my ignorance. Sigh.