On Saturday, September 29, 1951, 'The Argus' newspaper ran this article ....
On that same Saturday, September 29, 1951, edition of 'The Argus', and on the very same page as the article which is shown above concerning a drive to revive the area of Greenore - which included its then closed port, the entire village of Greenore was put up for sale at public auction by the Dundalk, Newry and Greenore Railway Company.
The property being offered included not only the 18-hole golf course; but village houses and the Railway Hotel.
The next month on Friday, November 16, 1951, that hotel was hosting the cast of the BBC Home Service program called 'Workers' Playtime'. It was broadcast from a canteen in Newry, County Down in Northern Ireland.
The Railway Hotel is in the Republic of Ireland.
In 1951, this was the confused and depressed state of affairs at Greenore.
Tomorrow, how and why Aodogán O'Rahilly "came to the rescue"!
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