Talks

PASSPORTS, PILOTS AND PLANES; A HISTORY OF DUBLIN AIRPORT

with Paul O’Kane *Sorry - this talk is booked out*

Donaghmede Library

07/10/2019 at 6:30pm

Dublin Airport or Collinstown Airport as it was originally known, officially opened on 19 January1940 with an Aer Lingus flight to Liverpool. But the Collinstown site has an aviation history stretching as far back as 1917, long before it was chosen as the location for Dublin’s civil airport. From its ancestry as a British military base in 1917, though to a major international airport, this talk will focus on how Dublin Airport has developed from one flight a day on grass runways to the EU’s 11th largest airport with 31.5 million passengers (2018).

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