Mosney was the first Butlin’s camp to be built outside of the UK and was opened in Co. Meath in 1948. This programme is our family souvenir from 1962, one of many holidays we took there in the 60s. Plenty of scans from its pages below, along with one of a classic John Hinde studio postcard.
”…outside influences are bad & dangerous.”
From Wikipedia, “Upon opening, The Catholic Standard newspaper stated that: “Holiday camps are an English idea and are alien and undesirable in an Irish Catholic country . . . outside influences are bad and dangerous.” Billy Butlin built a Catholic Church to placate the hierarchy”.