Thousands headed to Westport yesterday for the Westport Airshow

High Flying: Thousands of people were treated to high flying skills at the Westport 250 Airshow on Sunday.

High Flying: Thousands of people were treated to high flying skills at the Westport 250 Airshow on Sunday.

As the sun shone down upwards of 15,000 lined Westport Quay to witness 12 acts performing in the skyline above the Mayo town yesterday afternoon. The Catalina Flying Boat, Irish Historic Flight Foundation, a flying dentist and farmer were among the aerobatic attractions.

The Breitling Wingwalkers, the world's only aerobatic formation wing-walking team, thrilled the crowds with their jaw-dropping manoeuvres as did Team Raven, a RV formation aerobatic display team from the UK.  

In addition to the aerial displays, there were plenty of attractions on the ground to keep visitors entertained including a fun fair, food and craft markets, live music, street theatre and face painting.

Tom Gilligan, Director of Services at Mayo County Council said, "The Westport Airshow was truly a phenomenal success. It was great to see thousands of visitors in attendance. There was something for everyone from the activities in the sky to all the fun of the fair on the ground. Westport really was the place to be this weekend. I would like to thank all who made it happen, they did an excellent job organising and managing the event particularly the emergency services," added Tom.

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