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DC9
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Does anyone know the name of the hotel we stayed in during layovers in the 1970s? [Confused]
Was it Jurys Inn in Limerick?

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it may have been the St George or St John.
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I wouldn't bet even a beer on my memory but I think that perhaps it was the George or Royal George or St. George in Limerick. I DO remember that the bathroom fixtures were black ceramic.

It might have been Jury's Inn on a Dublin layover.

Paul

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Following info rcvd from Noël Deasy nddeasy@eircom.net former TWA Flight Dispatch Officer based at Shannon (SNNWD) and later at CDG (CDGWD) rgds... marc
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Blv the Limerick crew hotel was the Intercontinental on Ennis Rd-
that hotel was rebuilt and became the Hilton and is now known as the Strand Hotel.

Some crews - blv C/As also stayed at the Royal George (now called George Boutique Hotel),
as they wanted to be closer to shopping areas.

Later, TWA used the Castletroy Park Hotel - which was near to the golf links.
(that is now changed to a residential homecare). From my later time at CDGWD can recall using
this hotel for crew change on some longhaul flights.

Usual crew-bus agent was a Jim Mortell & son - a favourite with all as he arranged to take those
interested to the evening meal and banquet at Bunratty Castle.

Others occasionally used were: Bunratty Shannon Shamrock, Dromoland Clare Inn and in early
years The Queens and The Old Ground hotels in Ennis.
unquote

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I'll never forget "Big Jim" Mortell. Thanks to him I visited the Cliffs of Moher and Galway Bay. Also enjoyed medieval banquets at Dunguaire and Knappogue. Never did get to Bunratty.
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I'll never forget Dirty Nellys.Met a Pan Am guy in there that flew with my uncle in the 40's.The place had a great piano bar with a lot of singing. [Smile]
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I remember layovers at The Royal George and Big Jim taking us out to "Mr. Bookley's form for harsebock ridin'" of course this was Mr. Buckley's farm for horse back riding, and another time to Knappogue Castle for dinner and the show.
Great memories.

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Hey, wait a minute here....I've got a memory like an elephant and cannot recall any fancy hotels while laying-over in Shannon, Ireland.

The smell of burning peat to warm the small lobby area, in what resembled a boarding house, was about the best a guy could wish for in the early days of TWA's International operation.

There may have been a sign on the front of a building with the words "Hotel- whatever", but believe me, a cot at the airport would have been considered "First-Class" accommodations in 1946.

On second thought, maybe it's my nose that resembles an elephant [Big Grin] ..........Or, did all this change AFTER TWA got into the hotel business?

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My Grandmother was born in Limerick and my daughter Ashley was married on the Cliffs of Moher. Ireland is a GREAT place with wonderful people! [Smile]
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Captain Rocky, my two sons and their older sister's
mother are also Irish.....(Murphy was her maiden name,)

Please accept the fact that my comments were ONLY about the accommodations chosen and provided for our crew-members by TWA.

Randy

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Captain Randy, My mothers maiden name was Murphy. We must be related. I knew there was something I liked about you!
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Captain Randy, Rocky -

Well --- I can't quite pass off "Isenberg" as Irish but ...... my wife's mother is definitely a "Murphy" and ...... a war bride from Belfast as well!

Jeff I.

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OK. If it's Irish we're celebrating, my maternal grandparents, Bridget Skelly and Michael O'Driscoll were born in Skibbereen in County Cork. That's not too far from Limerick.

When are we scheduling our Irish reunion? [Big Grin]

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