The Irish Air Corps will pay tribute to singer Sinead O’Connor at the Bray Air Display today in Co Wicklow.
Director Sé Pardy said the “special formation” will be in honour of Sinéad, who died suddenly on Wednesday evening.
“We're going to pay a tribute to Sinead O'Connor who for many years was a Bray resident,” he said.
Up to 100,000 people are expected to attend the 16th Bray Air Display this weekend.
Attractions include aerobatics from the Royal Jordanian Falcons and a flypast by the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows.
Motorists are being advised to pre-book parking in designated areas on brayairdisplay.com. Bray Air Display warned unauthorised cars that park on the site will be towed.
Irish Rail has warned “high demand is expected” on all rails as the Air Display coincides with the Celtic vs Wolves match at the Aviva today and the All-Ireland Football Final at Croke Park tomorrow.
🚨Major events this weekend:
✈️ @BrayAirShow Sat & Sun
⚽️ Celtic v Wolves, Aviva, Sat
🇮🇪 All-Ireland Football Final, Croke Park, Sun
🕰️ Travel early & allow extra time for your journey
📱 Book Intercity travel
🚆🙋♀️ Extra trains & extra staff to assisthttps://t.co/3Qg0PpYLJp pic.twitter.com/JbjgNgUt8h
— Iarnród Éireann (@IrishRail) July 25, 2023
Additional DARTs will operate from both Dublin city centre and Greystones to and from Bray, with the option of opening additional services from Dun Laoghaire if needed.
Those travelling to events are advised to travel as early as possible to events, and passengers not travelling to events are advised to travel away from event times.
The two-day air display is expected to generate €4 million in the local economy.
Mr Pardy said he's confident the show has a long future despite concerns over high aircraft emissions.
“I’m hopeful we can continue,” he said. “But we certainly have to look at a few things such as the green journey [Ireland] is on.
“Sustainability will play an impact.”