My Week: ‘From the air show to The Couch’

Celia Holman Lee

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Celia Holman Lee

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I WAS thrilled to have been invited to celebrate Shannon’s 70 years of commercial transatlantic aviation. As part of the celebrations, Shannon staged a fantastic air show which was attended by around 40,000.

I WAS thrilled to have been invited to celebrate Shannon’s 70 years of commercial transatlantic aviation. As part of the celebrations, Shannon staged a fantastic air show which was attended by around 40,000.

An air display of that magnitude has not been seen in the skies over the airport in 25 years. There was a stunning display with some of Europe’s leading performers on hand to deliver magical scenes over the five-hour event.

Legendary Limerick pilot Gerry Humphreys was on hand with his son Harry who, as far as I was concerned, stole the show.

There was a great buzz around Shannon on the day. For me, it was great to see such huge interest in the air display as Shannon will always be dear to my heart - I started my modelling career in the Duty Free shop, which was one of the first in the world.

Congratulations to everyone involved!

While in Dublin last week I filmed for a new series called The Couch which again will go out on RTE in late autumn. It is about women in business and media. It was a very relaxed interview. Yvonne Tiernan, who is Tommy Tiernan’s wife, was the interviewer and she made it extremely enjoyable. I think it will be a very good series as she spoke to some amazing women who have been hugely successful in their chosen field.