Friday 23 February 2018

Plaque at the castle

PLANS for the Denys Corbett Wilson centenary commemoration in Enniscorthy include a new plaque to be unveiled at Enniscorthy Castle, councillors learned last week.

It will be 100 years next April since the aviator, whose mother came from Kilkenny, took off from Wales to complete the first flight between Britain in Ireland. His Bleriot monoplane came back to earth after the sea crossing in the Monageer townland of Crane.

The Defence Forces have agreed to perform a fly past on Sunday, April 22, when a number of privately owned small planes will also be in the air. A demonstration will be staged in the Showgrounds and a photographic exhibition will be held at the castle.

The commemorative plaque will replace a commemorative stone which was commissioned for the 75th anniversary but which went missing during last year's refurbishment of Enniscorthy Castle.

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