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Santa set to jet in to Shannon

Short of Christmas Eve itself, Santa’s busiest day in the run up to December 25 is set again for Shannon Airport as the big man jets in for his fifth successive annual Santa Flights on December 2 and 3. Over 2,000 children and their parents or guardians will be carried into the skies to meet Santa 15,000ft above sea level in what has now become the most anticipated event for children across the region aside from the big day itself. The excitement will be palpable and noise deafening as the delight fills the Shannon terminal and skies above for a very special two day treat for children from across the country. To raise even more funds for the Shannon Group charities this year, the airport is putting a new lottery system in place, to replace the €9.99 charge per seat last year. A €1 per seat application fee will apply to enter this year’s lottery and if you win the …

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Shannon Air Display set for lift-off

The most spectacular air show ever staged in the Mid-West is set for lift-off with the line-up for the Shannon Air Display and associated field activities finalised ahead of the upcoming extravaganza. An estimated 40,000 people are expected to throng the Shannon airfield, which will be transformed into the viewing area for the stunning overhead displays, as 20 domestic and international acts, operating 33 separate aircraft, go through their lightning-fast paces. The action will be far from confined to the skies, with final arrangements also now being put in place for a vast array of on-the- ground activities. Over 20 separate children’s attractions – ranging from a carousel to a bungee run, obstacle courses and giant jenga – some 25 food operators, as well as music entertainment, ensure there will be plenty to enjoy during breaks in the air display. A static aircraft and tank display in the spectator zone is also set to be a major attraction. The main event happens in the …

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