Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Portmarnock Strand

Couldn't resist this. Later, from the same beach, Jim Mollison took off in "The Heart's Delight" with Amy Johnson and Lady Heath among the large crowd that saw him off. Earlier in her career, Lady Heath had also landed here - and also at Bull Island beach in Clontarf.
* Aviation. "Southern Cross" aeroplane on Portmarnock Strand with crowd of onlookers; real
photo card by Curran. Kingsford-Smith & crew flew from Portmarnock to Newfoundland in 1930 as part of round the world series of flights.

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