The Little Museum of Dublin, Ireland, has partnered with Dublin Airport to create a new exhibition that pays tribute to Ireland’s pioneering aviators.
‘Wings of Ireland: A People’s History of Irish Aviation’ celebrates 100 years of aviation in Ireland and features a wide range of paraphernalia, including several items donated by Dublin Airport. The display will run until November 2018.
Vincent Harrison, managing director, Dublin Airport, said, “Ireland has a rich heritage in aviation and as a small country we punch well above our weight in this sector as 20% of all passenger aircraft leased globally are from Ireland.
“As an island nation, aviation is critical in connecting us globally and in stimulating our economy,” Harrison added. “It has made us a nation of travelers and adventurers with five times the population of the island of Ireland expected to travel through Dublin Airport this year.
“This wonderful exhibition takes visitors on a journey of aviation throughout the ages in Ireland with lots of captivating memorabilia and artefacts while paying tribute to Ireland’s pioneering aviators.”
Sarah Costigan, deputy director, The Little Museum of Dublin, said, “The public reaction to this exhibition has exceeded our expectations. The history of aviation is filled with Irish people. These record-breaking, death-defying, endlessly inventive men and women took to the skies and made history. We are very proud to tell their stories here in The Little Museum.”