The largest paraglider airshow in Ireland was held in Finavarra on Sunday 6th June.

The gliders took off from opposite New Quay Church and provided a great spectacle for anyone walking the Flaggy Shore before landing next to Linnalla Ice-cream for some well deserved treats.

Ger Coughlan from Ballinasloe and Sean Shannon from Bellharbour hosted 25 Para-gliders in Finavarra from all over the country.  The riders hailed from Cavan, West Cork, Dublin and the Midlands.

Sam Gaffeny, a world standard para-glider delighted crowds with many death-defying tricks and stunts.

Many spectators commented that it was a delight to watch and that some of the stunts performed were beyond belief.

All paragliders were treated to a well deserved ice-cream once they had landed.

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