To facilitate the first ever air show at Sligo Airport, Strandhill, the Killaspugbrone Coastal Walk will be closed to walkers throughout Sunday August 6th. Access near the airport itself will be closed off throughout the day for health and safety reasons and will open again only after the event has concluded in the late afternoon/early evening.
The event is the first of its kind to be hosted in Sligo and the organisers have said that while the Strandhill People’s Market has also been cancelled to facilitate the airshow, that a selection of market stalls will be set up on the walkway into the public viewing area. In addition, there will be a display of vintage cars, children’s entertainment and electric vehicle displays by the Connolly motor group.
Access to the event will be via the airport road. The public is encouraged to take public transport to Strandhill and to be in attendance by 11am for the early events, which will feature interviews with the pilots before the air display begins.
Tickets for the Sligo Airshow are now fully sold out.
While the event is sure to attract plenty of public interest, access to other local walks will remain open for those who want to get out and about. Therefore access to the walks on the Queen Maeve Trail on Knocknarea, on Strandhill Beach and at Culleenamore, for example, will remain unaffected.