O1669 : Mosney - former Butlin's Holiday

taken 13 years ago, near to Mosney, Baile Mhic Gormain and an Inse, Meath, Ireland

Mosney - former Butlin's Holiday
Mosney - former Butlin's Holiday
The first Butlin's camp to be built outside of mainland Britain, the Mosney site was opened in 1948. Occupying some 200 acres of a former country estate, the camp was located on the east coast of Ireland, about 25 miles north of Dublin and adjacent to the main railway line to Belfast. Although occupying a large site, the area covered by the buildings was relatively small when compared to its British counterparts. Upon opening, The Catholic Standard newspaper stated that: "Holiday camps are an English idea and are alien and undesirable in an Irish Catholic country . . . outside influences are bad and dangerous." Billy Butlin built a Catholic Church to placate the hierarchy.

There seemed to be some games involving lots of children, and a funfair when we happened to pass through.
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Saturday, 19 August, 2006   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 23 August, 2006
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Holiday camp   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! O 164 693 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:39.6404N 6:14.3977W
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