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World’s largest collection of model aircraft goes on permanent display in Shannon

7th July 2018 - 12:25pm

World’s largest collection of model aircraft goes on permanent display in Shannon

World’s largest collection of model aircraft goes on permanent display in Shannon

The world’s largest collection of model aircraft has gone on permanent show in the most appropriate home possible for it – the very airport where the obsession began for a collector to purchase 1,500 plus specialist diecast models.

 

Farranshone, Limerick man Michael Kelly (67) has put his incredible aircraft collection on view in Shannon over six decades after his preoccupation with aircraft as a young boy began there.

 

The collection, which the retired fitter/plumber began assembling from his mid-teens and spent €25,000 each year on at its peak, outgrew his old farmhouse home just 400m from the River Shannon but has found a new one at Shannon Airport. It will be officially opened in the autumn but is already on display and getting huge attention from passengers as they marvel at the vastness and uniqueness of the permanent exhibition.


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World’s largest collection of model aircraft goes on permanent display in Shannon
World’s largest collection of model aircraft goes on permanent display in Shannon
World’s largest collection of model aircraft goes on permanent display in Shannon

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