'The View from the Hill'

Blog by Tommy Dover

Full line up of display aircraft for Air Show to be announed this week
(Posted: Wednesday 21 June 2017)

airshow at bray 2016

The airshow will take place on Saturday 22 & Sunday July 23 2017. So far the line up includes a Spanish F18 and a Spitfire. Click here to see line up details here

spits @Bray 2016

Spitfires at Bray 2016 - the sound of the Merlins was fantastic - but lost on the younger generations who preferred the loud jets.

BBC 'Line of Duty' actor filming at Wicklow port in 2006 (Posted: Saturday 20th April 2017)

filming True North  @ Wicklow 2006

True North
In early 2006, Wicklow port was used to shoot scenes for the movie ‘True North’. The drama revolves around Scottish fishermen, who resort to smuggling a group of Chinese immigrants into the UK from Belgium. The film starred Scottish actorsPeter Mullan,Gary Lewis, Martin Compston andSteven Robertson.
The photo shows Martin Compston on the deck of the trawler as it motors into the port, which would be Oostende in the movie. A camera crew were filming him from the South Quay. Filming also took place at other locations including Dublin and Dun Laoghaire ports.
Martin Compston is currently starring in the excellent BBC series Line of Duty, in which he plays anti-corruption officer DS Steve Arnott.

Awards For Two Wicklow events (Posted: Monday 6th February 2017)

volvo RI2016

Two major events on the Wicklow Coast have received awards, In January it was announced that Wicklow Sailing Club was named 2017 Mitsubishi Motors Club of the Year , it recognises the club's achievement in bringing a significant international yacht race to Wicklow every two years. The 2016 Race in June had one of the largest entries , since the bi-yearly race began in 1980 and many course records were broken. The next Volvo Round Ireland Yacht Race will take place on Saturday June 30th 2018. A date for your diary.

Bray airshow 2016

The other event was the Bray Airshow, the group of dedicated organisers recieved an Irish Tourism Industry award for best special event. The two-day air display took place last July with almost 100,000 visitors coming to see the Red Arrows, Frecce Tricolori, the Breitling Wingwalkers and more on the seafront.

Bray Airshow 2016

l have been to all Bray Airshows since they began in the noughties, they started off small but over the years it has built into a huge free event, that is on par with any airshow in Europe today and its on our own doorstep. Something l never ever thought we would see after the fantastic Salthill Airshows (also free!) came to an end. Congradulations to the organisers of both events, the awards are well deserved and long may they continue.

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