David McGowan – putting the Wild into the Wild Atlantic Way

She's a big yoke
She’s a big yoke – photo by Quirky Nights Glamping Village

I’ve been getting readers searching for the ‘plane in Enniscrone’ and I’m very excited by it all so I thought I’d do an update from my last blog post.

David McGowan, an undertaker based in the town, has come 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 has his sights set higher and his idea took wings when he phoned Shannon airport.

David has purchased a Boeing 767, formally a Russian plane. He bought it for €20,000 and intends turning it into holiday accommodation. Of course it’s not all ‘plane’ sailing (or is it) as he now has 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 have put an end to that idea.

Why can’t David fly the plane I hear you cry? Well because it’s been decommissioned and there’s no engine in it. It will now be making its way (hopefully this week) across the Wild Atlantic Way. The plane has left Shannon airport and is waiting for a barge to bring it across to Enniscrone. To find out more listen to the Anton Savage interview.

There is great excitement about this venture – or should that be adventure. There’s even been a song written about it. To keep up to date with #PlaneSailing check out Quirky Nights Glamping Village.


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