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HAPPY SAINTS PATRICK'S DAY - The Origin of Irish Coffee

Like FosterHobbs Coffee, the origin of the cocktail, Irish Coffee, has a link to aviation. It was invented at Foynes, a small town in the West of Ireland, near Limerick, which had the main airport for Flying Boats between America and Europe. By 1940, the airport was abuzz with many American VIP's from the world of politics and Hollywood. Weather conditions along the West coast of Ireland could change as quick as it took to refuel the planes and many times, flights would have to be cancelled and the passengers would have to spend the night in Foynes. One winter night, in 1942, a flight left Foynes for Botwood in Newfoundland and then on to New York. After several hours...

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