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All aboard! A train is set to reach the Sligo glamping site this weekend

David McGowan recently brought a Boeing 767 to the small village of Enniscrone.

Image: David McGowan via Facebook


FROM planes to trains, one forward-thinking Sligo native is bringing his camping vision alive.

David McGowan managed to capture the imagination of the nation earlier this year after he pulled out all the stops to transport a Boeing 767 to the small village of Enniscrone in Sligo.

The plane is to be the centerpiece of McGowan’s Quirky Nights Glamping Village.

But it’s not the only vehicle that will be on display in Enniscrone when the village opens its gates to the public.

The enterprising undertaker is today beginning his transport of a train from the UK to Enniscrone.

The train will be moved from London to the west of England. It will arrive at Dublin Port on Sunday at 5pm before making it to Enniscrone at about 6am on Monday.

“It seems to going well and the permits are all in place in this side of the water,” McGowan said to Today FM’s the Anton Savage Show today.

“If there’s anyone there in Ireland that wants a life home we’ll be leaving this evening at about 7 o’clock.

We’re going across London… so if there’s anyone from Ireland looking for a lift home give us a shout… It won’t cost you anything.

You can’t fault the man for vision.

Read: The man who brought a Boeing 767 to a Sligo glamping site is now moving a train from London

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

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