In Reply to: re: Where everyone knows your name posted by Fintan Hynes on February 19, 2016 at 16:41:45:
Fintan, there are still businesses and industry, a lot more than there were in the 70s when I came here. That mickey mouse airport that Feranti I think kept ticking over was never a serious operation. Westport always was and will be the tourist town for very obvious visual reasons and we'll always be the market town.
I feel nostalgic about the closure, not because the town has lost a hotel because I've never heard anyone rate it as a place to stay, but because so much of my life has involved social events there. Whether that was No Name concerts, teenage discos, Inn scene, weddings, birthdays, christenings and funerals. It was a staple venue in the town for such events and I miss it because of the fond memories of those events (well obviously not fond about the funerals, but you get my meaning :-).