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Looking back on Shannon before take off

Shannon Airport is putting in place a collection of memorabilia for the public to view while waiting for flight departures. Located in the transit lounge, near the Sheridan Food Bar, the collection is one of the initiatives to mark the 70th anniversary later this year of the first commercial flight to land at Shannon. It will be the first step towards developing a wider celebration of Ireland’s most historic airport. Among the items in the collection, which is already underway and open for viewing, will be various guest visitors’ books signed by global leaders and other VIPs that flew in and out of Shannon over the decades. It will also include an array of model aircraft, including those from the early days of commercial aviation when Shannon was the first European gateway to the US. The collection will also include photographs and video footage taken of some of the world’s most famous people over the last century as they flew …

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