Abbeyshrule Aerodrome

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Abbeyshrule Aerodrome
Abbeyshrule Aerodrome (aerial view).jpg
Airport type Private
Operator Longford Aviation Ltd.
Serves Athlone, Longford, Mullingar
Location Abbeyshrule, Ireland
Elevation AMSL 195 ft / 59 m
Coordinates 53°35′29″N 007°38′34″W / 53.59139°N 7.64278°W / 53.59139; -7.64278
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 620 2,000 Bituminous
Source: Irish AIS[1]

Abbeyshrule Aerodrome is an 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 in the centre of Ireland, the aerodrome is situated in uncontrolled airspace and is clear of restricted areas.[2] The airport is growing popular for midland business affairs, being geographically well situated between major urban centres such as Athlone, Longford and Mullingar, permitting business swift access to Europe.

The original grass airstrip at Abbeyshrule operated from 1955 to 1959 before being resumed 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). The Registered Training Facility (RTF), Aeroclub 2000, 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
  2. ^ Airfield and Airport Information. 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. 

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