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Photos taken 05/04/07 In the good weather

Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2007 8:43 pm
by piperpa38

Some photos I took yesterday flying around the Country

Barnesmore Gap
Lough Eske
Knock Airport
Donegal Town
Cloud over Lough Ree and Athlone
Knock Town

Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2007 10:26 pm
by michael747
They're some nice pics youv'e taken there.
Hope you were flying IFR :!: :!:

It's pics like them that make me wanna go out and waste more money
renting out the plane :D :D :D

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 2:07 pm
Very nice!!! 8) I flew into EISG on thurs evening. We have been so lucky so far with the weather, SO FAR!! :?

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 3:32 pm
by OW wright
michael747 wrote:Hope you were flying IFR :!: :!:

why would he need to be flying IFR . low lying scattered/broken cloud over Athlone he could still see the ground through gaps in the cloud plus hills on the horizon .He still in VFR, lakes, rivers and roads still clearly visable.

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 7:35 pm
Well then you can say he was VFR ontop????... :?:

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 12:28 pm
Yes indeed very nice pictures, and there is nothing better than really good weather. Looking at the picture of Knock airport, as large as it is, you would have to wonder why on earth didn't they build a full lenth taxiway, with high speed exits. Wouldn't it make sence.....??? Yes I hear you say money....but mony didn't seem to be a problem at the time. BTW you have very good weather there, we're still flying around snow :(

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:21 pm
by GoGoGadgetGoAround
Wasn't there are certain Bishop involved in this?

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:42 pm
by OW wright
GoGoGadgetGoAround wrote:Wasn't there are certain Bishop involved in this?


James Horan was born on the 5th of May 1911 in the townland area of Tooreen, in the parish of Partry, Co. Mayo. He was the son of a small farmer and tradesman, and the eldest of 7 children - 4 girls and 3 boys. By the time he had finished primary school in Partry, he had begun to look to the priesthood as a vocation. For this reason, he entered for a scholarship to St. Jarlath's Dioscesan College in Tuam, Co. Galway, which he was successful in winning. In September 1929, he and 6 other fellow students from St. Jarlath's went to Maynooth College to train for the priesthood. He was ordained 7 years later, in 1936 with 71 other students.

On Thursday September 12th 1963, Fr. Horan was transferred to Knock Parish as curate, and from 1967 as Parish Priest. He remained here until his untimely death on August 1st 1986. Often referred to as the 'Builder of Knock' he undertook to improve the facilities at Knock for pilgrims and parishioners alike. His main achievements during this time were.

His third and equally amazing achievement was the building of Horan International Airport. The fact that a Parish Priest in the west of Ireland could be responsible for a multi-million pound airport seemed unrealistic and unattainable. When the first flight out of Knock Airport, destined for Rome, departed on October 24th 1985, Msgr. Horan stated that it was 'the greatest day in the history of Connacht for a hundred years'. He showed his true character and sheer determination in achieving this impressive goal.

Two months after the official opening of the airport, Msgr. Horan went on pilgrimage to Lourdes with members of his family and friends. He died unexpectedly on that pilgrimage on August 1st. His body was flown from Lourdes to Knock and was the first funeral to fly into Knock airport.

Msgr. Horan is buried in the grounds of the Basilica. May he rest in peace.