Almost two years ago the spotlight was firmly on beautiful Enniscrone in County Sligo.
David McGowan, an undertaker based in the town, came up with a unique and novel idea. He owns some land right near the beach and decided a glamping site (glamorous camping) would be a great idea. Not just any old glamping though. David’s set his sights higher and his idea took wings when he phoned Shannon airport.
David purchased a Boeing 767, formally a Russian plane. He bought it for €20,000 and is in the process turning it into holiday accommodation. Of course it hasn’t all been ‘plane’ sailing and he had the dilemma of getting the plane from Shannon to Enniscrone! He was hoping to bring it via the roadways (I’d have paid to see that!) but a couple of bridges, hundreds of electricity and telephone wires and some traffic lights put an end to that idea.
Why couldn’t David fly the plane I hear you cry? Well because it’s been decommissioned and there’s no engine in it. It made its way across the Atlantic on a barge and there was great excitement when it arrived in Enniscrone. It has since been joined by buses, a train, taxis and most recently a baby plane!
Work is well underway for the quirky glamping site and you can follow all the updates over on their website. Well done David for putting the wild into the Wild Atlantic Way.