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Flights of Fancy

Date
Oct 11 2017
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Follow 400 million people and become part of the history of Dublin airport at this illuminating lecture at the Little Museum of Dublin.

Follow 400 million people and become part of the history of Dublin airport at this illuminating lecture at the Little Museum of Dublin.

First dubbed Collinstown Airport, the centre of Irish aviation first opened for business on January 19, 1940, when an Aer Lingus Lockheed 14 took off for Liverpool.

The terminal had been designed by Desmond Fitzgerald, an older brother of the future Taoiseach, Garret Fitzgerald, and it was a splendour to look at.

It sat like an art deco ocean liner, with gorgeous curved lines and beautiful, thoughtful details, which earned it many awards. It was a true, Hollywood-style centre of aviation. Howard Hughes would have fit in well.

The Emergency, during the second world war, brought the burgeoning airport to a near standstill, but in 1945, at the war's end, it buzzed back into life as a hive of activity.

Destinations became more exotic as the terminals got bigger; find out all about it as expert Mike Cronin looks at the airport in focus. Leave your fear of flying at home, because this talk is going to be fascinating.

Tickets
€15