Monday 5th Aug

Birr Airfield

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Welcome to the Birr Air Display Website

Birr nestled in the centre of Ireland, a town steeped in history with what was once one of the world’s largest telescopes, Birr Castle and a British army barracks is also home to over 100 years of aviation history in Ireland. Having been established as a World War 1 airstrip by the RAF it is now home to the Annual Birr Air Display based out of Ormand Flying Club beside the original World War 1 airfield.

It has now become home to one of Irelands best air shows.

Now in its 9th year the air display has become an important date on the summer list of events developing into the largest over land air display in Ireland. A unique air display where the spectators can witness many of the spectacular planes taking off and landing, something which is not possible with most air shows as they take part over water.

Having started from humble beginnings with local Irish acts for members of Ormand Flying Club and locals it now attracts major Irish & International display acts along with the Irish Coastguard Helicopter, Garda Helicopter and the Irish Aer Corp.

The line-up this year is made up of the world famous Aero Super Batics wing walkers using the historic Boeing Stearman BiPlanes from the 1940’s alongside the incredible World War 2 American P51 and the Irish Historic Flights former Aer Corps Chimpunk display team.

Mind blowing aerobatics will be provided by UK based Rich Goodwin in his Pitts Special Bi Plane, the famous 5 plane Raven Display team from the UK and of course no air display is complete without a display by the Strikemaster Jet from the UK.

Ireland is well represented by some internationally renowned aerobatic pilots. Back for 2019 is Eddie Googins (Flying Dentist) is his Make A Wish CAP32 wowing the crowds with a display that is exhilarating. Following him is Dave Bruton in his Sukhoi, who has appeared many times at Birr and his display is breath-taking and entertaining. Finishing off the display from the Irish pilots is Andrew Fenton is his Christian Eagle plane.

A firm favourite with the younger spectators is the helicopter section of the display with the Irish Coast Guard, Garda and Aer Corps helicopters taking part this year, allowing the spectators to get a close-up view of these beautiful machines.

The air display is centred around a family fun day with something for everyone, food, amusements, stalls and fun things to do.

Birr Air Display takes place on Bank Holiday Monday August 5th from 10 am to 5.30 pm

Contact Us
Tel No: 057 9121300 Email: info@birrairdisplay.com

Address:

Birr Airfield

Roscrea, Road, Birr, Co. Offaly