06 Oct 2022

Residents warned of low-flying plane in Offaly

The plane is collecting data

Residents warned of low-flying plane in Offaly

Residents warned of low-flying plane in Offaly

Residents in Birr are being advised that there may be a low-flying plane in the area throughout the month of May as part of a national survey programme.

The Tellus survey is collects the latest geological information across Ireland, and is due to commence its next surveying phase across the South Offaly, Limerick and North Tipperary this month.

To collect this data, the survey involves an aircraft flying at a low height of just 60 metres.

The sound of the plane is similar to that of a passing lorry and farmers are also being advised that it may startle sensitive animals such as horses, pedigree cattle, sheep-in-lamb and poultry flocks.

If you have concerns, particularly if you own sensitive livestock, you can contact the Tellus Freephone information line on 1800 45 55 65 or visit to find out more. 


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