Both those articles are typical of Irish pompousness and arrogance.
By a long mile the best Irish coffees I have been served up have been abroad. A lot of the stuff served up here is freezing cold & the coffee has been sittin around all day. To blame it on the overseas employees is just typical. Our superciliousness is shameful.
Scared me with that before I looked at the link. Thought the economy had gone so bad they were closing the bar at Shannon ! :)
I'm old. I still miss the "Burren Lounge" in the arrivals area. Stinky, smoke-filled, with stained furnishings, various unknown stuffed mammals on the walls, and a surly staff. I loved the place. :)
Ah, those were the days Irishfan.
I went to work in the airport as an innocent 19 year old and many the good night was had in the Burren lounge:-)
Unfortunately, the report about the Irish coffees was all too accurate.
It seems a shame that the place where the drink originated could no longer serve a proper Irish coffee.
I do believe that this is about to be rectified though.
yes I miss that smokey old bar too.
and its not just at the airport that you need to watch the irish coffee's - also in lots of pubs they put a special cheap whiskey type matter into the glass instead of the proper irish whiskey - be sure to tell them that you want an Irish coffee with Jamieson, Paddy or whatever whiskey you want yourself.
also on that note, I cannot believbe that a Fainna FAIL councillor should be worried about the perfect Irish whiskey at the airport, with the state they have left the country in, and people on the breadline, so close to losing homes, etc.
just goes to show that they are STILL living in cloud cuckoo land.
Whales, how about; a Fainna FAIL councillor worried about the perfect Irish whiskey at the airport = the reason the state they have left the country in:)
Me too - I miss the Burren Lounge, or does anyone remember the Lindberg room? It was great for chips and a coke - and sure, the Pac Man machine outside could keep you busy for hours:) Sigh!
I also was under the impression that Irish Coffee was invented at Foynes. At least that's the information blurb for foreign visitors.
Having never flown out of or into Shannon Airport I can still appreciate your comments about the visitor lounges. Dublin Airport used to be a lovely, quiet airport until they started to develop it. Nowadays it's hell.
Ahem, hmmphhhh, what is a "Pac Man machine"...? Can you shoot FF councillors on it? Or does it dispense Irish whiskey (Pack-it-in-Man)...?
I always thought that it was in Shannon Clauds, but maybe it was aboard a flying boat? Either way, we'll take credit for it here - it's the least we deserve for all those aircraft fumes and commuters:)
Talking of Coke at Shannon Airport.............did you know...
......that Shannon taught the world to sing? :)