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Four Millionth Passenger Through Knock
By Annette Kearney
Jul 9, 2006, 09:51

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On last Wednesday 5th July 2006 Ireland West Airport Knock celebrated its four millionth passenger. To mark this occasion, unsuspecting holidaymaker Mary Croghan from Castlerea, Co. Roscommon travelling on Mayo Travel's charter to Crete was surprised with a shopping spree and holiday gift voucher after checking in.

Pictured right to left: Patricia Ronane, MD, Mayo Travel; John Mc Carthy, Retail and Catering Manager, Ireland West Airport Knock; Olive Kavanagh, Retail Assistant, Ireland West Airport Knock; Mary Croghan, Winner; Paul Claffey, MD/Presenter, Midwest Radio; and Geraldine Turbitt, Retail Assistant, Ireland West Airport Knock. PIC: Michael Mc Laughlin

Mary and her party of seventeen holidaymakers were whisked through to the newly expanded airport shop where they were greeted by Midwest Radio’s Paul Claffey to play "The Airport Generation Game." Mary was shown a fabulous array of forty products from leading giftware, cosmetics and airport travel brands from the airport travel shop such as Waterford Crystal, L’Oreal, Hugo Boss, Lacoste, Lily O’Brien's, Timex and Guinness.

Mary is presented with a complimentary holiday travel voucher to the value of 200 courtesy of Patricia Ronane, MD of Mayo Travel. This time Crete - next time Lanzarote from Knock? PIC: Michael Mc Laughlin

With forty seconds on the clock, Mary had to recall as many products as she could from the list live on radio. What she could remember she would win! With a little help from Paul and her friends, a delighted Mary claimed all forty prizes even the infamous cuddly toy! Patricia Ronane, MD of Mayo Travel also presented Mary with a €200 euro travel voucher.

One in Four Million - Mary Croghan views her prizes! PIC: Michael Mc Laughlin

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