Years later, but still years ago, I was the Irish representative of a European consortium and we had our AGM in Vienna. Our host and shepherd had booked the 40 of us into a cheap and cheerful hotel near where he lived and scheduled the business meeting to start at 0900hrs in the University on the other side of the city centre. At about 0830, he strolled into the lobby and said that we could catch the next tram going north. He was completely confident that a rush-hour journey involving two trams and a bus could be completed in time - and it was so.
Salzburg 253km) served by Ireland's Own Carrier.
Now here's an idea that will ignite The Gathering this year, Tourism Ireland could run a competition for identifying the least significant Irish hamlet that features in letters 50cm tall on motorway signs. First prize: a weekend in Inch, Co Wexford (one of the candidates). Second prize: a full week.