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Dublin: 4 °C Sunday 29 March, 2020

Chocs away... The biggest Irish airshow of the year takes place this weekend in Co Limerick

The climax of the weekend happens tomorrow, with a three hour show featuring some of Europe’s top display teams.

The UK based Breitling Wing Walkers.

AROUND 15,000 SPECTATORS are expected to turn out over the next two days for what’s set to be the biggest airshow of the year to take place in Ireland.

The event, in Foynes, Co Limerick, is being held to mark the 75th anniversary of the first ever transatlantic flight: 19 VIP passenger arrived in the town from New York, via Newfoundland, on board the Pan-Am ‘Yankee Clipper’ flying boat in July 1939.

Organisers are promising a “stunning dare-devil display of aerobatics at dusk” today, with the UK based Breitling Wing Walkers showing off their skills. There’ll also be fireworks display over the river and the harbour.

The climax of the weekend happens tomorrow, however, with a three hour airshow “featuring some of Europe’s leading aerobatic experts in a range of aircraft”.

Source: Don Moloney

Amongst those taking part will the ‘Raven’ display team from the UK, and the only non-military formation aerobatic display team in Ireland, Aer Dynamics — featuring ‘the flying dentist’, Dublin man Eddie Goggins.

Motorists are being warned to expect significant traffic restrictions over the weekend in the area, as the town will be closed to all through traffic.

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