Over 1,000 visitors are expected at a small Co Meath airfield this Sunday ( 4th August) for a charity fun day in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland.

A full family fun day is promised at Ballyboy Airfield, just outside Athboy, with an aircraft fly-in expected to equal if not exceed the 70 aircraft that were involved last year.

In the last four years, this event has raised in excess of €50,000 for Down Syndrome Ireland.

Gates open at 11am and visitors will enjoy the arrival and departure of dozens of visiting and locally based light aircraft and helicopters; model aircraft displays and lots of activities for children of all ages.

A feature of the day will be an aerobatic display in the afternoon, with performances from the Irish Air Corps, Irish Historical Flight and vintage aircraft. Helicopter rides will be available throughout the day.

The day concludes with the celebrated Ballyboy barbeque.

Ballyboy Airfield is just 10 minutes from M3 (Junction 9) on the N51. (eircode: C15AF1H)

Gates will open at 11.00am with a donation of €10 per car.

See www.ballyboyairfield.com for full details.

For further information: Liam Gaskin 00353-86-8195151

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