Inishowen gets set for daring Red
THE world-famous Red
Arrows will take to the skies of Inishowen next
month with their aerial display of daredevil
manoeuvres set to thrill spectators from Muff to
Brought to the North West by a partnership between
Donegal County Council, Limavady Borough Council and
Derry City Council, the RAF Red Arrows will perform
their flying display as a stunning send-off to the
Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race in
Greencastle on Sunday, June 29.
Fiona McLaughlin and John Lynch from
Scoil Cholmcille, Greencastle, jump for joy ahead of
the arrival of the Red Arrows to their village.
The distinctive red
jets, which are this year celebrating their 50th
display season, will execute their trademark
formations, close-passes and dynamic loops and rolls
at the mouth of the River Foyle between Greencastle
Thousands of people are expected to descend upon the
North West coast to capture a clear vantage point of
the Red Arrows’ stunning performance and celebrate
the official yacht race start. The Inishowen
Maritime Museum in Greencastle is also expecting
huge crowds through its doors on the day.
The Red Arrows in action.
Donegal Mayor Cllr Ian
McGarvey said: “I am sure this will attract visitors
from across the region and beyond to the Lough Foyle
area. Their exciting air display will be an
excellent way to see off the Clipper Race as the
fleet prepares to sets sail off the coast of
Derry Mayor Cllr Martin Reilly added: “It is a major
coup to have the Red Arrows perform and their
display will provide a suitably spectacular final
flourish to our week-long LegenDerry Maritime
Festival. We are delighted to have been able to
facilitate this in partnership with our friends in
Limavady and Donegal, who are bringing the
world-famous Red Arrows here."