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In Pictures: Portlaoise pilot commemorated for historic flight

Portlaoise airman Colonel James Fitzmaurice has been commemorated yet again for his legendary east to west crossing of the Atlantic. The 90th Anniversary of the...

Flight which ‘began’ in Portlaoise and changed history celebrated in Germany

A Laois county delegation including Council Cathaoirleach Padraig Fleming and artist Brendon Deacy attended the ninetieth anniversary celebrations of the first ever east-to-west trans-Atlantic...

In Pictures: Commemoration in Portlaoise for historic Colonel Fitzmaurice

Commemorations were held in Portlaoise, Dublin and Germany this week to mark the first airplane flight across the Atlantic from Europe to North America. In...

Laois man’s amazing voyage celebrated 90 years on

On this day 90 years ago, a Laois man flew on the the maiden flight from East to West across the Atlantic ocean. Born on...