Quirky Nights Glamping owner David McGowan is bringing a new twist to Glamping in Sligo. By twist we mean he’s literally bought a “Boeing 767” to refurb and offer glampers an experience sleeping and having fun in.
A Sligo undertaker shares his extraordinary vision with Sorcha Crowley for a transport themed ‘quirky glamping village’ on a 15 acre site in Enniscrone complete with a 29 year old jumbo jet, trains, boats and taxis.
The €3 million park will have an ‘airport’ containing the Russian jet which will accommodate 9 bedrooms, a ‘Bus station’ containing ten double decker Dublin buses, four retired London Underground train carriages, London black taxis and a even a ‘marina’ with boats dry dock for guests to experience a night in.
The Boeing 767 is 159ft long, 17 ft wide and weighs over 70 tonnes has attracted world wide attention and gone viral across social media – his YouTube and Facebook videos have reached in excess of 200,000 views.
Crossmolina-based TV Production company GMarsh TV is filming David’s journey to create the glamping village for a six-part TV documentary to be aired next year.
“I had to convince Sligo County Council that I didn’t need psychiatric help. Now I’m making the concept a reality.”
Dublin Soho loves the idea and thinks this will be a big hit for hen and stags or could appeal to alternative weddings.
The Boeing 767 on The Shannon Estuary at Glin, Co Limerick on route to Enniscrone, Co. Sligo. Recorded by Eamon Doody of Skyview Photography & Kevin Daly Video.