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55. Moving on from Achill Island to Knock Airport, Letterkenny, Ramelton and onto Rathmullan, Co. Donegal

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Ireland West Airport Knock (Irish: Aerfort Iarthar Éireann Chnoc Mhuire) is a regional airport located 5.6km (3.5 miles) south-west of Charlestown, County Mayo, Ireland.

The village of Knock is 20km (12.5 miles) away. It was has been known as Knock International Airport, Connaught Regional Airport, and Horan International Airport. Some airlines (especially low-cost airlines) know it as Knock Ireland West. Connaught Aero Club and Eirtrade Aircraft Services are also based at the airport. The unlikely site, on a hill in boggy terrain, was thought by many to be unrealistic but the airport was built following a long and controversial campaign by Monsignor James Horan. The primary motivation for its construction was for pilgrims to access Knock Shrine. Despite criticisms that the site was too boggy and too foggy, Monsignor Horan successfully campaigned for an airport within 5 years, primarily through fund raising with a Jumbo Draw ran to raise the final IR£400,000 needed. Sadly, Monsignor Horan died shortly after the opening of the airport, and his funeral was held at the then named Horan International Airport. In recent times, Monsignor Horan has been celebrated with a bronze statue memorial erected at the airport, quite a story!

Knock Airport - to collect the 'children' flying in from London

The chapel at Knock Airport where the internet cafe also functions as an art gallery!

 

 Ireland West Airport Knock (in Irish it is Aerfort Iarthar Éireann) is an airport located a few miles south-west of Charlestown, County Mayo, Ireland. The airport was formerly known as Knock International Airport, Connacht Regional Airport, and Horan International Airport. Connaught Aero Club  and Shoreline Aviation are based at the airport which was officially opened on 30 May 1986 The opening of Knock Airport followed a long campaign by Monsignor James Horan and Knock airport was intended to bring employment to an impoverished corner of Ireland, as well as allow pilgrims to visit the nearby Roman Catholic Knock Shrine which commemorates an apparition of the Virgin Mary in 1879.
 

Thank you Ryanair for delivering two of our guests before heading off to Donegal to continue the holiday.

Knock Airport, Co. Mayo, Ireland: The small airport at Knock, Co. Mayo has bar and restaurant facilities and the main eating area and bar also functions as an art gallery and internet cafe! Examples of Airlines and flight  destinations: Aer Lingus flights to London-Gatwick, Air Europa - Knock - Lanzarote, Bmibaby flights to Birmingham, Dubrovnik Airline - Dubrovnik, Europe Airpost - Faro, Flybe flights to
Edinburgh and Manchester, Flybe operated by Loganair flights to Sumburgh, Lufthansa Regional operated by Eurowings to Düsseldorf, Ryanair flights to East Midlands, Lanzarote, Liverpool, London-Luton, London-Stansted, Tenerife-South and seasonal: Alicante, Bristol, Faro, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Reus
 


A brief stop in LETTERKENNY, Co. Donegal.

 

Letterkenny is a busy bustling little town especially in and around the main street.

 

In the centre of Letterkenny is a sculpture called 'The Hirings?' reflecting that this was the place were ...

 

The grand 19th century St Eunan's Cathedral, Letterkenny

 

There are a few fine buildings such as that of the AIB Bank ...

 

... and Letterkenny in County Donegal is quite upmarket these days with lots of new cafes and places to eat out e.g. Sienna Cafe Wine Bar Deli, Gallagher Hotel and Cafe Blend. Overall a very pleasant busy little town.lots of 'upmarket' cafes and the modern theatre (below right).

 

 

There is also the Donegal Museum, Letterkenny - a quick visit before heading north up the Fanad Peninsula calling in at Ramelton.


Another brief visit - this time the little town of RAMELTON

Ramelton lies on the banks of the salmon rich River Leannan.

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The River at Ramelton

 

A pretty row of coloured painted Georgian houses and shops on the main street of Ramelton.

 

Main street in Ramelton

 

A bit run down, but the riverside of Ramelton looks great for development and would make an attractive tourist area.

 

The old quayside at Ramelton on the River Leannan

 

The old warehouses on the quayside - long since finished their business.

 

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The River bank cafe is in a nice situation on the quayside and the Bridge Bar near the road bridge over the River Leannan.

 

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Derrybrien House in Drumherrive is on the road from Ramelton down to Lough Swilly and Rathmullan on Fanad Peninsular, Co. Donegal. It is very good bed and breakfast and convenient for exploring the the lovely  Fanad Peninsula.

Derrybrien House in Drumherrive is on the road from Ramelton down to Lough Swilly and Rathmullan on Fanad Peninsular, Co. Donegal. It is very good bed and breakfast and convenient for exploring the the lovely  Fanad Peninsula.

Derrybrien House in Drumherrive is on the road from Ramelton down to Lough Swilly and Rathmullan on Fanad Peninsular, Co. Donegal. It is very good bed and breakfast and convenient for exploring the the lovely  Fanad Peninsula.

One year stayed at Derrybrien House B & B, Drumherrive, Ramelton, Fanad Peninsular, Co. Donegal, Ireland: Derrybrien House in Drumherrive is on the road from Ramelton down to Lough Swilly and Rathmullan on Fanad Peninsular, Co. Donegal. It is very good bed and breakfast and convenient for exploring the lovely  Fanad Peninsula.

 

We then head north again alongside Lough Swilly for our final destination Rathmullan where we stayed for a week.

heading for Rathmullan as Lough Swilly comes into sight ...

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They run both scheduled and chartered passenger flights to and from the UK. to/from Knock Airport by Virgin Atlantic Airways Booking is made easier online with Virgin Atlantic's website also includes frequent flyer information and special offers for travellers. Very impressive website to/from Knock Airport by Astraeus operates a range of charter services to destinations throughout Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. On charter flights, all seats on the aircraft are sold by Astraeus to a holiday or flight-only company that is then responsible for individual reservations; public can not book direct. to/from Knock Airport by Aer Lingus Starting with one aircraft in 1936, Aer Lingus has grown into one of the world's most-admired transportation companies. From Ireland, UK, USA and Europe to all over the world. The Gold Circle Club rewards Aer Lingus frequent flyers with a wide range of benefits and privileges. to/from Knock Airport by bmi British Midland bmi is the UK’s second largest full service airline and has its main operational base at London Heathrow where it holds 14% of all take off and landing slots. The airline operates over 2,000 flights a week with a fleet of 53 jet aircraft which have an average age of five years. bmi serves 25 destinations in 10 countries. to/from Knock Airport by Brussels Airlines SN Brussels Airlines and Virgin Express are now one company: Brussels Airlines. Offering the best of two companies, Brussels Airlines flies to more than 70 destinations worldwide, offering you the choice between flexible tickets and the lowest fare. Discover all the destinations and fares available online. to/from Knock Airport by Aurigny the Premier Channel Island airline. Flights to Destinations include London, Bristol, Manchester, Guernsey and Jersey. You can book flights online, see the in-flight magazine and book short city breaks. to/from Knock Airport by Eastern Airways domestic flights covering the UK, 17 regional airports from Stronoway to Southampton. Operate to and from the majority of airports across both the UK and Europe. to/from Knock Airport by Emerald Airways FlyJem.com is an aviation group employing upwards of 250 people in various roles. The company operates over 30 freight and passenger aircraft on scheduled and ad-hoc services throughout the UK and Europe. to/from Knock Airport by Air New Zealand Air New Zealand airfares, flights, air points (frequent flyer miles), Express and Gotta Go air fares. Book air travel reservations, holidays, travel packages online. Air New Zealand are great airline, we have used them much here @ UK Superweb over the years, the only way to fly when going global. to/from Knock Airport by Qantas was founded in the Queensland outback in 1920. Registered originally as the Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Limited (QANTAS), Today, Qantas is widely regarded as the world's leading long distance airline and one of the strongest brands in Australia. to/from Knock Airport by Air Europa Líneas Aéreas, S.A. is the first private airline of Spain. Currently AIR EUROPA flights from Spain to more than 140 destinations around the world to/from Knock Airport by Air Iceland With AirIceland you can book a flight online (online bookings secure) and view timetables. You can get information on all destinations and find out about various activities for your vacation and holidays in Iceland. You can also join a netclub for cheaper flights and special prizes. to/from Knock Airport by Swiss International Air

Lines offers 72 destinations world wide, one of the youngest fleets and excellent service. Find here airline tickets, business class airfares, first class airfares, last minute flights, easy online flight booking and company news. to/from Knock Airport by British NorthWest Airlines is the airline serving the busy Blackpool - Isle of Man and Belfast routes in the North West. Frequent, reliable services allow the business traveller, commuter, and tourist to take advantage of low BNWA prices and professional, caring services. 21. Air Atlanta Icelandic is the largest ACMI service provider in the world offering tailor-made solutions to other carriers, both in the passenger and cargo industry. Website details, services, fleet information and the routes they fly. to/from Knock Airport by Air Baltic a Latvian airline flying out of Dublin and London airports, Baltic Airlines is a low cost, no frills airlines selling cheap flights to Riga, Vilnius, Tallinn, Minsk, Moscow, St Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Kiev, Odessa, Simferopol, Dnepropetrovsk, Baku, Tbilisi and Tel Aviv. You can check availability and buy cheap air tickets online.docspics images photos of Letterkenny Ireland © Phil Brown Tourist information on Letterkenny, Things to do in Letterkenny, What to see in Letterkenny, guided walks in Letterkenny, weekend breaks in Letterkenny holidays in Letterkenny, Top tourist attractions in Letterkenny, luxury hotels in Letterkenny, self-catering holiday cottages in Letterkenny, airbnb air B and B in Letterkenny, good B&B in Letterkenny, friendly pubs in Letterkenny, cafes in Letterkenny, eating out in fine restaurants in Letterkenny, bargain holiday breaks in Letterkenny, wining & dining weekends in Letterkenny, touring coach tours visiting Letterkenny, pretty areas in Letterkenny, historic buildings in Letterkenny, visiting museums in Letterkenny, local art galleries in Letterkenny, guided walks in Letterkenny, history of Letterkenny, architecture of Letterkenny, historic houses in Letterkenny, historic churches in Letterkenny, information centre in Letterkenny, heritage places in Letterkenny, good places to eat in Letterkenny, top tourist attractions in Letterkenny, tourist information for things to do and see in Letterkenny, good places to eat out in Letterkenny, good places to walk to in Letterkenny, tourist attractions properties for sale in Letterkenny, renting a flat of house in Letterkenny, property for rent in Letterkenny, houses for sale in Letterkenny, lettings in Letterkenny, places to rent in Letterkenny, holiday cottage accommodation in Letterkenny docspics images photos of Ramelton Ireland © Phil Brown Tourist information on Ramelton, Things to do in Ramelton, What to see in Ramelton, guided walks in Ramelton, weekend breaks in Ramelton holidays in Ramelton, Top tourist attractions in Ramelton, luxury hotels in Ramelton, self-catering holiday cottages in Ramelton, airbnb air B and B in Ramelton, good B&B in Ramelton, friendly pubs in Ramelton, cafes in Ramelton, eating out in fine restaurants in Ramelton, bargain holiday breaks in Ramelton, wining & dining weekends in Ramelton, touring coach tours visiting Ramelton, pretty areas in Ramelton, historic buildings in Ramelton, visiting museums in Ramelton, local art galleries in Ramelton, guided walks in Ramelton, history of Ramelton, architecture of Ramelton, historic houses in Ramelton, historic churches in Ramelton, information centre in Ramelton, heritage places in Ramelton, good places to eat in Ramelton, top tourist attractions in Ramelton, tourist information for things to do and see in Ramelton, good places to eat out in Ramelton, good places to walk to in Ramelton, tourist attractions properties for sale in Ramelton, renting a flat of house in Ramelton, property for rent in Ramelton, houses for sale in Ramelton, lettings in Ramelton, places to rent in Ramelton, holiday cottage accommodation in Ramelton

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