Quirky Glamping Irish style

I have to give credit to my friend Rita Moran for this story.  Rita posted this photo on her facebook page and I just had to ask why a plane was floating off the coast of Enniscrone Co Sligo.

It sure looks like a plane has landed on the ocean - doesn't it? Photo credit Waterfront House Enniscrone.

It sure looks like a plane has landed on the ocean – doesn’t it? Photo credit Waterfront House Enniscrone.

Here’s what she told me:  David McGowan, local businessman has a new project…Quirky Glamping…the accommodation is a 767 Plane, London Taxis…a Train… etc

This old decommissioned plane was in Shannon Airport,  Due to planning / permission problems, he couldn’t transport the Boeing 767 plane via road to Enniscrone Co Sligo…so#planesailing it is!

The barge with the plane left Shannon Co Clare yesterday, came up the Atlantic Ocean along the West Coast of Ireland, into Killala Bay this evening.  A large crowd have been viewing the great spectacle all evening!

Unloading the plans onto a truck starts at 6.30am Saturday morning on the beach!!

It’s been hitting the headlines all week in Ireland – check out the Irish Times article and The Journal article.

With all the craziness in the world these days, I just had to share this quirky story.  Only in Ireland!!

Thanks Rita!


Update May 8th:    The plane landed safely on Enniscrone beach …. with a little wave action.

Rita plane sailing 3

About Kate Coffey

After 25+ years in the investment management industry, I packed in my job and spent 2014 living and working in Nepal and Bangladesh, and visited some other places in between. It took me on a journey I did not expect, had me fall in love with Nepal and it's people, and become inspired at the work of Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre (SIRC) located 2 hours east of Kathmandu in the Sanga foothills. Since 2014, I have continued my warm relationship with SIRC and worked closely with my friends there in the aftermath of the 2015 earthquakes to date. This blog initially started out as a travelogue of sorts to keep friends and family worldwide updated while I was off on my travels in 2014. Since then it has morphed into a life story of the many places I have lived and worked and of the wonderful people I have met along the way. I hope you enjoy.
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