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Helicopter and train will draw worldwide attention to Sligo


Sligo undertaker and glamping entrepreneur David McGowan could pull off his big plans to move a train and a helicopter out to his site in Enniscrone on the same day.

The Easkey native told The Sligo Champion that he's close to having a date scheduled to moving the train from London and the RAF helicopter from Mullingar.

"Probably the helicopter and the train will come down the one day, at the end of September. The logistics are nearly as big as with the plane,"he said.

David is currently in negotiations with the authorities in London, Dublin City Council, Irish Ferries among others in a bid to safely manoeuvre the vehicles across land and sea to join his Boeing in Enniscrone.

"I have to submit Method Statements, Safety Statements - it has to come out of a railway station, be transported along the M1 in London, go to Holyhead, be placed on a barge and then be brought from Dublin port through Dublin city centre," he said.

"There's tonnes and tonnes of paperwork. That takes work and weeks to put together," he said.

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One thing's for sure, it will "put the eyes of the world on Sligo again," according to David.

"It's lifting the spirits of people. That's the kind of thing we need in the West. There's nothing else exciting out there. It's all doom and gloom. If we can pull it off we'll bring the same attention to Sligo as the plane," he said.