So many Irish invalids booked air passage to Lourdes this year that Aer Lingus had to erect a special new building to house the passengers before their flights.
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Background: So many Irish invalids booked air passage to Lourdes this year that Aer Lingus had to erect a special new building to house the passengers before their flights. This is the Lourdes centenary year.
Film shows some of the Irish invalids leaving the new building for the aircraft, The passengers entering the second plane are relations and friends who are accompanying the invalids. Most of the Irish Invalids are booked to travel by air this year to Lourdes, and some 5,000 will have flown to Lourdes by the end of the year, not including their friends and relations. The invalids are taken from all parts of Ireland to Dublin airport where they remain 'till the flight is due to leave. Special Red Cross nurses attend the sick, and these nurses and doctors are stationed at the new buildings.
The Terminal is a small airport in itself, has it's own check -in office, customs, toilets, and everything to be found at the big airport bldgs., shops etc.
The building cost GBP6,000 to erect, and it will be removed at the end of the year.