August 1, 2018 Back to all news


Dublin Airport has partnered with The Little Museum of Dublin to create the ‘Wings of Ireland: A People’s History of Irish Aviation’ exhibition.

The exhibition, which opened to the public recently, pays tribute to Ireland’s pioneering aviators.

Visitors to the exhibition can follow the flight of Irish aviation from the earliest aviators to the world-class industry we experience today.

 “We’re delighted to partner with The Little Museum and its Wings of Ireland: A People’s History of Irish Aviation Exhibition which is a perfect fit for us,” said Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison.

“Ireland has a rich heritage in aviation and as a small country we punch well above our weight in this sector as one in every five passenger aircraft in the world is leased from Ireland. As an island nation aviation is critical in connecting us globally and in stimulating our economy.  It has made us a nation of travellers and adventurers with five times the population of the island of Ireland expected to travel through Dublin Airport this year.  This wonderful exhibition takes visitors on a journey of aviation throughout the ages in Ireland with lots of captivating memorabilia and artefacts while paying tribute to Ireland’s pioneering aviators.  A must see for aviation enthusiasts,” he added.

Celebrating 100 years of Aviation in Ireland, the exhibit features a wide range of aviation paraphernalia, some of which were donated by Dublin Airport.

“The public reaction to this exhibition has exceeded our expectations. The history of aviation is filled with Irish people” said Museum's deputy director, Sarah Costigan

“These record-breaking, death-defying, endlessly inventive men and women took to the skies - and made history. We are very proud to tell their stories here in the Little Museum” she added.

The Little Museum is situated in a beautiful Georgian townhouse right in the heart of Dublin’s city centre. The exhibition will run until November, 2018.  For more information regarding the exhibit see:

So far this year, almost 14.7 million passengers have travelled through Dublin Airport, a 6% increase compared to the first six months of last year.

Dublin Airport has welcomed an additional 855,000 passengers between January and June.

This summer season Dublin Airport has flights to 195 destinations in 42 countries, operated by 56 airlines.

Image above: Jessy Faulkner and Suzanna Decan celebrate the opening of the Wings of Ireland: A People’s History of Irish Aviation exhibition at The Little Museum