Saturday, May 16, 2015

Ireland Trip: In the News: Game of Thrones-style Celtic theme park ‘would revive stale Bunratty’

Although we have never seen "Game of Thrones" we know that many people are fans, so here's an article that may be of interest.  One of the Castles we saw was Bunratty Castle, and there's now a plan for a new theme park. Right now it's in the conception stages.  This article appeared in the Irish Times: http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/game-of-thrones-style-celtic-theme-park-would-revive-stale-bunratty-330209.html

Game of Thrones-style Celtic theme park ‘would revive stale Bunratty’

A new Game of Thrones-style Celtic adventure park could be built on lands adjacent to the Bunratty Folk Park — in an effort to help revitalise the “stale” tourism amenity.
A proposal for a 'Game of Thrones'-style park adjacent to Bunratty Folk Park has been passed by Clare County Council.
A proposal for a 'Game of Thrones'-style park adjacent to Bunratty Folk Park has been passed by Clare County Council.
Clare County Council is to write to the Shannon Group, who operate Bunratty Folk Park, requesting it investigates the possibility of establishing a historic theme park, beside the existing attraction.
The proposal, passed unanimously at this week’s meeting of the county council, envisages a Public Private Partnership scheme being used to develop a new facility, which would be aimed at families and younger people, in particular.
The land earmarked for an adventure park has already been zoned by the council, following proposals in 2011 by the now defunct Shannon Development to construct a theme park on the site.

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

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We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
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