Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Foynes Flying Boat Musuem makes aviation and Spirits history...

That ain't a Starbucks Frappucino Marilyn!

The Foynes Flying Boat Museum is an interesting place (not so much due to its place in aviation history as the first US-Europe hub) but due to it's connection to one of the most comforting beverages of the 20th century...

An interesting footnote for this museum is that Foynes helped create the Irish Coffee. In 1942, the restarauint at the Foynes terminal employed a chef by the name of Joe Sheridan. Mr. Sheridan, sensitive to the needs of his customers, realized that the often cold, rainy climate of Ireland called for a warm drink with s bit of something extra. Thus was born an Irish staple: the Irish Coffee.

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I (Mark) have written for The Christian Science Monitor, Clear Magazine, Picture Magazine, Film Score Monthly, Dan's Papers, Rue Morgue, In Flight USA and a lot more publications that I can't remember.... My wife Lynn was a model with the Ford Agency and her photography has been featured in most of the publications I have written for...


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