West of Ireland Discovered by Tourists

Published: 20 June 1913

Great progress has been made by the Midland Great Western Railway in opening the west of Ireland to tourists and the early signs this season is that visitor numbers are improving. Two large hotels have been built by the company, one at Recess and another at Mallaranny. The latter features sea water baths which are viewed by travellers as the latest word in luxury. The MGWR has also changed the departure times of its trains from Dublin to the West, allowing people to get there earlier, and this has increased traffic. Tourists have not been put off by the distressful scourge in Connemara at this time, and some notable individuals are currently enjoying vacationing there; Bruce Ismay is currently with family and friends at his fishing cottage in Costello.

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