McCann Family group of 26 - Turkey trip June 2007

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Re: McCann Family group of 26 - Turkey trip June 2007

Post  Genbug on Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:12 am

@Lance De Boils wrote:Genbug!
Long time no see!



Re this trip to Turkey - to me it just doesn't look like the type of place for a school trip. But maybe things aren't like they were in my day.

But we know from the school prospectus that there have been school trips to Turkey, including in 2007.

We are therefore assuming that the trip Phil, Rickwood and the 2 Camerons went on was the school trip.

At least we are now sure that Phil did indeed go off to enjoy the beauty and spa treatments at this 5* beach resort, martyr herself to her job, not long after her niece had vanished into thin air.

I hope she took lots of posters with her.

Hi Lance, I'm good thanks. You?  Upon reading that Trip Advisor review, I realise that the Aegean Dream Resort isn't in Bodrum itself, but in Turgutreis, 20 kms away. Wasn't much there last time I went but of course, things may have changed since then.  Seems like a strange place to take a group of kids on a school trip, but like I've said before, things have changed a lot since my school days. Even since my kids school days. The only school trip I can remember is to a concert at the Royal Albert Hall and our teacher vowing to never take us unruly lot anywhere ever again!


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Mount Nightingale...?

Post  missbeetle on Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:47 am

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The exterior view of the restored house, now serving as a chapel.
(For the alternative house of the Virgin Mary located in Loreto, Italy, see Shrine of the Holy House)
The House of the Virgin Mary (Turkish: Meryem ana or Meryem Ana Evi, "Mother Mary's House") is a Catholic and Muslim shrine located on Mt. Koressos (Turkish: Bülbüldağı, "Mount Nightingale") in the vicinity of Ephesus, 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) from Selçuk in Turkey.[1]
The house was discovered in the 19th century by following the descriptions in the reported visions of Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774–1824), a Roman Catholic nun and visionary, which were published as a book by Clemens Brentano after her death.[2] The Catholic Church has never pronounced in favour or against the authenticity of the house, but nevertheless maintains a steady flow of pilgrimage since its discovery. Anne Catherine Emmerich was Beatified by Pope John Paul II on October 3, 2004.
Catholic pilgrims visit the house based on the belief that Mary, the mother of Jesus, was taken to this stone house by Saint John and lived there until her Assumption (according to Catholic doctrine) or Dormition (according to Orthodox belief).[3][4]
The shrine has merited several papal Apostolic Blessings and visits from several popes, the earliest pilgrimage coming from Pope Leo XIII in 1896, and the most recent in 2006 by Pope Benedict XVI.

I wonder if this was one of the places visited on Philomena - the nightingale of Ullapool - and Tony's Turkey trip?

It is an easy day-trip from the Aegean Dream Resort at Bodrum.

Visited in November 2007 by Prince Charles and Camilla.


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