McGrorys Hotel has entertained a variety of big names in recent years from the cast and crew of Star Wars, who enjoyed traditional music performed by local band Tasty, to Astronaut and first Canadian to walk on the moon, Chris Hadfield.
Exploring The Inishowen Landscape
Chris is no stranger to Inishowen shores, having explored the landscape and highlighted its rugged charm and Wild Atlantic views in a video that you can see above. As you can see among his talents is singing. When you visit McGrorys Bar you will notice a sign on the wall, see below, which marks the moment he performed in the venue, it reads “An Astronaut Played Here”
Capturing Inishowen From Space
Initially Chris Hadfield had been captivated by the Inishowen Peninsula during his time in space prompting this infamous tweet, see below, and prompted his journey around the rugged landscape in Inishowen and the Wild Atlantic scenery surrounding the Peninsula.
Derry, Northern Ireland, and the rugged coast facing the North Atlantic. pic.twitter.com/On226Gl6W5
— Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) March 17, 2013