Flightfest Dublin 2013

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Flightfest 2013

Just over a year since the Tall Ships were on the Liffey in Dublin, the capital of Ireland today played host to another unusual festival.

With the weather being fine yesterday and blustery conditions forecast for today, the day of Flightfest in Dublin it was quite a relief to see good weather for most of the afternoon.

 

After all with approximately 130,000 people lining the quays of the River Liffey in Dublin to see the most interesting airshow to visit Ireland it would have been a shame if it was cancelled or curtailed.

It does go to show, it doesn't rain in Ireland as much as you would think!

A few images from the day are shown below and although I unfortunately had to head on before the show was over it was still an enjoyable experience, with the north and south quays packed out. By all accounts even the Ha'penny Bridge was at capacity as the various aircraft approached from the Irish Sea flying along the course of the Liffey before banking to the south. Over 30 aircraft took part in the Flightfest 2013 flying at around 800ft or 240m above the River Liffey, organised as part of The Gathering, Ireland's year long tourism initiative aimed at encouraging more tourists to visit Ireland.

 

2 x Irish Air Corps CN235s flying low over Dublin

Red man traffic light and Flightfest sign with plane in sky

LE Emer Irish Defence Forces Ship on Liffey

Flightfest passing by the Ferryman

Irish Air Corps Helicopter at Flightfest

 

Darren McLoughlin

International travel photographer and Irishman in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

Contributor to New York Times / Sunday Times / Irish Times

Cancer survivor.

Ask me about Ireland or about photography in Ireland.

https://darrenmcloughlin.com

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