Birr Aerodrome

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Birr Airfield
Birr View Air Strip
Airport type Private
Operator Ormond Flying Club
Location Birr
Elevation AMSL 250 ft / 76 m
Coordinates 53°04′15″N 007°53′55″W / 53.07083°N 7.89861°W / 53.07083; -7.89861 (Bantry Aerodrome)Coordinates: 53°04′15″N 007°53′55″W / 53.07083°N 7.89861°W / 53.07083; -7.89861 (Bantry Aerodrome)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
18/36 570 1,870 Grass
Source: Irish AIS[1]

Birr Airfield is located 1 NM (1.9 km; 1.2 mi) south[1] of the town of Birr in County Offaly in Ireland. It was originally called Birr View Air Strip. The area for many years has been closely linked with aviation, dating from the time of the British Army air strip which was very near the present air field.[clarification needed]

The Ormand Flying Club has been in operation at Birr Airfield for over 30 years. The club is a Registered Training Facility for the new JAR PPL Licence. The airfield has one landing strip which is orientated north/south. Recent construction of a hangar allows overnight storage of aircraft with avgas and mogas facilities on site.

Open to the public, however prior permission is required.


  1. ^ a b Aerodrome Information - VFR Aerodromes and Heliports Archived June 15, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.

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