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The Boeing has landed: Plane reaches glamping village after mammoth effort

Crowds of people lined the streets of Enniscrone, Co Sligo until the early hours of this morning.

A DISUSED BOEING 767 has finally reached its new home in Enniscrone, Co Sligo – after a mammoth effort that lasted until the early hours.

The plane, which was making its way from Shannon Airport via barge, was brought ashore last night.

Undertaker David McGowan’s plan to make the plane the centrepiece of his transport-themed glamping village in Enniscrone has received a lot of attention in recent weeks, with people coming from all over Ireland to see his dream realised.

1917383_482302308627756_4544443175748189522_n David McGowan Source: Quirky Nights Glamping Village

Crowds of people lined the streets of the seaside village until the early hours of this morning. The move was delayed for several hours due to wind and tide issues.

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After being pulled to shore, the plane was lifted by crane onto a truck, before being driven to the glamping site.

Today FM’s Anton Savage Show has been following McGowan’s journey and was on hand to watch the move.

McGowan previously told TheJournal.ie how much he appreciated the support he has received from the public.

“I wanted to get people thinking differently, moving on from the depression country was in,” he said.

Read: Almost there: Boeing 767 has just about landed ashore in Sligo

Watch: This Boeing 767 is nearly ready to make a Sligo glamping village its new home

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