Published on March 7th, 2015 | by Mark Dwyer


Kilkenny Airport needs your help!

In 2014 Kilkenny Airport was taken over by pilot and skydiver David Byrnes. As is all too common with airfields in Ireland, Kilkenny has come under threat from the local County Council. To help protect the site, David would appreciate any photos, articles, newspaper clippings, logbook entries etc. of any activities at Kilkenny Airfield over its long history.

If you think you can help, please email David directly –

Oh, and don’t forget to check out their new website too –


About the Author

Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.

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