A service station in Limerick is selling bags of ‘decorative hardened Irish mud’.

With a ban about to come into effect on the sale of turf, one shop owner has come up with a quirky way to flog the stock he has left.

McNulty’s Fuels’ says its ‘Irish mud’ is advertised for ‘ornamental use only’ and is not to be burned in a fire.

The service station’s owner Eric McNulty, told the Limerick Live website, he put up the sign as a ‘fun-but-serious way to highlight the struggles he faces as a business owner’.

MyNulty also told the paper:

‘Everything I have the government is trying to ban so they’re not doing me any favours at the moment’.

A ban on the sale of turf comes into effect from the start of next month.