Abbeyshrule Aerodrome

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Abbeyshrule Aerodrome

Aeradróm Mhainistir Shruthla
Abbeyshrule Aerodrome (aerial view).jpg
Airport typePrivate
OperatorLongford Aviation Ltd.
ServesAthlone, Longford, Mullingar
LocationAbbeyshrule, Ireland
Elevation AMSL195 ft / 59 m
Coordinates53°35′29″N 007°38′34″W / 53.59139°N 7.64278°W / 53.59139; -7.64278
EIAB is located in Ireland
Location of airport in Ireland
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 620 2,000 Bituminous
Source: Irish AIS[1]

Abbeyshrule Aerodrome is a small private airport located in south-east County Longford, Ireland, near the village of Abbeyshrule, 12 NM (22 km; 14 mi) west north-west of Mullingar[1] and beside the River Inny and the Royal Canal.

Located near the centre of Ireland, the aerodrome is situated in uncontrolled airspace and is clear of restricted areas.[2] The airport is primarily used for leisure flights and is situated between urban centres such as Athlone, Longford and Mullingar.

The original grass airstrip at Abbeyshrule operated from 1955 to 1959, before being revived by Jimmy Byrne in the early 1970s. In 1977 a new runway was laid at the present site.[3][4][5] The bituminous runway is 620 by 18 m (2,034 by 59 ft).

Two Registered Training Facilities (RTF), Aeroclub 2000 and Skyline Flying Club[6], are located at the aerodrome as are several general aviation aircraft, including a Malmö MFI-9 Junior.

On the north of the field, an assembly plant and a hangar was recently completed. The Abbeyshrule assembly plant produces the popular Czech kit planes from Urban Air, called Samba and Lambada.


  1. ^ a b Aerodrome Information - VFR Aerodromes and Heliports Archived 2011-06-15 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Airfield and Airport Information Archived 2009-08-30 at the Wayback Machine.. Flying in Ireland magazine.
  3. ^ "Abbeyshrule's Abbey & Airfield". Ask about Ireland. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  4. ^ Freyne, Patrick. "Welcome to Abbeyshrule: a tidy little town". The Irish Times. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  5. ^ Cusack, Adrian. "Reflecting on 30 years in the air". Longford Leader. Retrieved 9 January 2016.[permanent dead link]
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