Offaly skies to come alive again at Birr Air Display 2019
Now in its 9th year, one of Ireland’s longest running air displays returns to Birr on Bank Holiday Monday, August 5.
Birr Air Display is Ireland’s only land-based Air Display and is based at Ormand Flying Club to the backdrop of historic Birr, its castle, world-famous telescope and the beautiful Slieve Bloom mountains.
From its humble beginnings with just a few Irish aerobatic pilots for the local community it has now grown to a show attracting major international acts from Ireland and the UK. This year’s show comprises of Rich Goodwin & Pitts Special Bi Plane (UK); Mark Petrie – Strike Master Jet (UK); Raven Display Team – 5 Team Aerobatic Display (UK); Miss Helen – P51 Mustang (UK); Aero Superbatics Winger Walker Display Team – Boeing Stearman (UK); Irish Aer Corp (Ireland); Garda Helicopter (Ireland); Coast Guard Search & Rescue Helicopter (Ireland); Chimpmunks Display Team – Irish Historic Flight (Ireland); Dave Bruton – Sukhoi (Ireland); Eddie Goggins – CAP 32 (Ireland); Andrew Fenton – Christian Eagle (Ireland).
No other air display in Ireland allows its attendees the unique experience of seeing the planes up close and watching many of the acts take off and land for their display. It is Ireland’s only airshow where you can meet the pilots and get their autograph. Every other air display in Ireland takes place over the sea with planes taking off and landing at airports miles away.
At Birr you truly are part of the experience; you hear the noise of the planes, smell them. Just close your eyes and you can imagine you are flying through the skies in one of these amazing flying machines.
With plenty of fun activities for all the family, a wide variety of food options there is something for everyone. Children under 12 go free, general admission tickets are €15, our fabulous grandstand package is only €40 and of course, parking is free for everyone who comes and only a short stroll to see the show.