08 July-Waterford Airport

Waterford Airport is located at Killowen about 7.5km outside Waterford City. It is the only airport located in the Southeast of Ireland. The airport runway, which was 1,200-metre long when opened in 1981, was extended to 1433-metres in 1992.

Work began on the construction of Waterford Airport in 1981. The new airport was granted its first licence in 1982. In 1985 the first international flight departed from Waterford Airport. The flight was on a Ryanair twin turbo prop aircraft which could seat 15 passengers. The airline carried 5,000 passengers in its first year. In 2014 Waterford Airport catered for over 30,000 passengers.

The first international flight left Waterford Airport for Gatwick London in the year 1985 On This Day.

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03 July-Back to the Future

Back to the Future is a time-travel adventure comedy film. The film uses a DeLorean DMC-12 sports car as a modified time machine. The iconic DeLorean DMC-12 with a fibreglass chassis and a stainless steel body was built at a plant at Dunmurry, near Belfast in Northern Ireland. The stainless panels for the DeLorean, were all produced at the Läpple Factory in Carlow, Ireland.

In ‘Back to the Future’ a young man, Marty McFly is accidently sent thirty years into the past. McFly is played by Canadian born actor Michael J Fox. He travels into the past in a time-travelling, plutonium-powered DeLorean invented by his friend Dr Emmett Brown. During his trip back in time Marty must make sure his parents to be, who are then teenagers, meet in order to ensure his own existence.

‘Back to the Future’ was released in 1985. It was the winner of several awards including an Academy Award. The film became highest-grossing film of 1985. Two sequels, ‘Back to the Future Part II’ (1989) and ‘Back to the Future Part III’ (1990) were made.

‘Back to the Future’ was released in the year 1985 On This Day.

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08 June-Barry McGuigan

Barry McGuigan is a retired professional world champion boxer. He is a native of Clones Co Monaghan, Ireland. Nicknamed The Clones Cyclone, McGuigan became World Boxing Association featherweight champion in 1985. His father Pat McGuigan represented Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest of 1968, finishing in fourth place.

Finbar Patrick McGuigan was born on February 28th 1961. He began boxing at an early age and became All-Ireland Amateur Champion in 1976. In 1978 McGuigan won the Gold Medal at bantamweight at the Commonwealth games in Edmonton Canada in 1978. He represented Ireland at the Olympic Games in Moscow in 1980.

Having turned professional McGuigan had his first win on May 10th 1981 at Dalymount Park in Dublin. He progressed quickly and over the following four years won 26 of his 27 fights. By 1985 was the number one contender for the World Boxing Association Featherweight crown. The reigning world Champion was Eusebio Pedrosa of Panama. The fight was held at Loftus Road Football Stadium in London in June 1985. McGuigan won by a unanimous decision to become world champion.

During his professional career Barry McGuigan fought 35 fights, winning on 32 occasions. He retired in 1989. He works as a boxing pundit on TV and is a manager of boxers. He is also chairman of the professional Boxing association. McGuigan was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2005

Barry McGuigan became World Boxing Association Champion in the year 1985 On This Day.

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