A charity aeroplane push from Dublin to Galway to aim funds for Cheshire Homes.

The Dublin based Cara Cheshire Homes Group organised the week long charity plane push from Dublin to Galway.

Members of the avionic squadron at Baldonnel are pushing a Cessna 172 aeroplane with clipped wings from Dublin to Galway on a charity push.

Sixty young men, mainly from the Baldonnel Aerodrome, were involved in the push working in groups of 20 every two days.

The funds are being raised for the Cara Cheshire Home in the Phoenix Park through sponsorship and en-route collection.

The 160 mile journey took the push through Mullingar, Tullamore, Moate, Athlone and Ballinasloe.

An RTÉ News reports on 21 May 1986. The reporter is Colm Connolly.