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Published on February 14th, 2016 | by Mark Dwyer


Talk – Bombs from a neutral sky…

Bombs from a neutral sky …

February meeting of Newbridge Local History Group will take place in Sarsfields GAA hall on –Wednesday 17th February at 8.30pm.

Liam Kenny’s illustrated talk (with support from Paul Cooke, Raphael Ryan and Oliver McCrossan) will mark  the 75th anniversary of German bombs being dropped between Newbridge and the Curragh . Liam will talk about how the bombings were reported in the local and national newspapers, deal with the security context of the time, and the consequences of the bombing for neutral Ireland.

Directions for visitors: from Newbridge Main Street (heading west) turn down Station Road, continue along straight over the railway bridge, watch out for the Department of Defence HQ building on right, take the next right turn and Sarsfields GAA is immediately on the right.

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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