Post 58

Did you know that the famous Wild Duck Inn in Portglenone was once known as ‘The Bridge Hotel’?

The name was in use for over fifty years but in all that time, not one bridge actually stayed there prompting the owners to consider a name-change aimed at the lucrative untamed, wildfowl market.

And before the pedants among you cry foul (see what I did there) and point to the now legendary pontoon-conference of 1932, we must stress that technically, a pontoon is a temporary, floating structure and therefore, not a bridge.



The Wild Duck today.


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