Saturday 24 August 2019

Spectacular air display lights up the sky over Rush Harbour

Around Fingal

Those magnificent men and women in their flying machines took to the air over Rush at the weekend to put on yet another spectacular air display over the harbour as one of the highlights of the Rush Harbour Festival quite literally got of the ground.

Local sponsors Dermot F McNamara and Co Solicitors along with BIM and Fingal County Council brought the spectacular Rush Air Show back to the skies over Rush Harbour as thousands of thrilled locals looked on from the ground.

The line-up among the clouds included Team Raven, the aerobatics of Richard Godwin, The Chimpmunks and Boeing Stearman, wingwalkers and a display by the local search and rescue team from the Irish Coast Guard.

A hard-working local committee worked hand in hand with Millenium, who also organise the Bray Air Festival, to put the spectacular event together.

Elsewhere in the festival, the festivities kicked off on Friday with a very special community event sponsored by Rush Tourism in the form of an unveiling of impressive and historic Lion sculptures at Kenure Gates, reminiscent of the stately lions that once adorned the portico of Kenure House.

After the unveiling the group proceeded to the historic Anchor area of the village to join the parade of St. Maur's Pipe band as they march and play the short route to the Festival Park.

The ribbon cutting ceremony & official declaration of the opening of Rush Tourism's Festival 2019 was officiated by celebrity actor from Fair City, Rodrigo Ternevoy .

Then all weekend long there was lots of fun to be had at the Harbour Festival park and on Main Street in Rush with everything from music and magic to outdoor cinema and fun fairs to enjoy for allt he family. Well done to everyone involved in putting on such a great show.

Fingal Independent