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Network Ireland

Thinking Outside the Box

On: 12 Apr 2017 06.00 PM To: 12 Apr 2017 08.30 PM

Thinking Outside the Box

Network Ireland Limerick is a forum for women in business, the professions and the arts. Our April event is open to both women and men, members and non-members.

This event will commence with facilitated networking. 

Businessman David McGowan made headlines in May last year across the world when he and a team of people transported a decommissioned Boeing 767 plane from Shannon Airport to his glamping site in Co Sligo.

Hear how he won the hearts of a nation and put Enniscrone firmly on the map of the Wild Atlantic Way by thinking outside the box, sharing his vision, engaging a huge team to support him, including the media, and not taking ‘no’ as an answer.

Tea/coffee and canapés will be served on arrival.


About David McGowan

David McGowan took the world by storm in May last year when he achieved the amazing task of moving a decommissioned Boeing 767, by sea, from Shannon Airport to Enniscrone, Co. Sligo. Despite many, many obstacles in the course of this challenge, David managed to raise the spirits of the nation with his tongue-in-cheek interviews with Anton Savage on Today FM.

Thousands followed the ‘Big Yoke’ as it sailed the west coast with pride. The historical event saw the quiet seaside town of Enniscrone thronged with people of all ages, as an overwhelming feeling of good will spread throughout the country.

Social media was the main forum for the atomic spread of the story, and TV and radio stations followed. David has spoken on UTV with Pamela Ballentine, Bobby Kerr, and also on the Afternoon Show on RTE with Grainne Seoighe and Daithí Ó Sé. He most appeared recently on the Late Late Show with Ryan Tubridy.

The aeroplane dream became a reality for David. However, this is not the first time David displayed courage as an entrepreneur, to realise his dream.

For over thirty years he has proven that good ideas convert to reality when combined with expertise and proper research founded on a vision of a better way of doing things.

David’s major passion has been the provision of a type of funeral service to the public that could not have been perceived here thirty years ago. His funeral homes are unequalled and he is surrounded by a staff who shares his vision.

Quirky Nights Glamping Village is David’s current vision for making the West of Ireland a destination worth visiting. Visitors will come to Co. Sligo, not only for the obvious attraction of an aeroplane in a field, but more so for the belief in the inclusion of all people, that will make Enniscrone a very special place to visit in the years ahead.


Date: Wednesday 12th April 2017

Time: 6.00pm - 8.30pm  Registration: 6.00pm with open networking, refreshments and nibbles.

Kick-off: 6.30pm sharp with facilitated networking

Venue: The Savoy Hotel, Limerick

Fee: This event is FREE for Network Ireland Limerick Members & €25 for Non-Members including employees, entrepreneurs, SME owners, professionals, not for profit and public sector. Men are also welcome.

Book your place here: http://bit.ly/2mhV6T4


Please book early as places are limited and bring plenty of Business Cards for Networking!