Amelia Earhart at Derry
From National Library of Ireland
On Saturday, 21 May 1932, Amelia Earhart was on her second Atlantic crossing when she was forced to land in a field near Derry (Londonderry) in her “Little Red Bus”.
Ireland of the Welcomes was to the fore in the Irish Independent account on Monday, 23 May 1932:”… the hospitality she had received after making her forced descent, for two minutes later she was in the cottage of Mr and Mrs Peter McCallion, who put their home at her disposal. Almost at the same time Mr Gallagher arrived and persuaded Miss Earhart to accompany him to his home, where Mrs Gallagher had tea already prepared.” There was no account of how the McCallions took to having the Gallaghers scoop them in what must have been the tea party of their lives!