#OTD in 1947 – The world’s first duty-free shop opened at Shannon Airport, and began as a simple kiosk measuring just a few square metres, selling souvenirs and gifts.

The Duty-Free shop became an immediate success and has been copied worldwide. In its heyday, the tarmac and terminal welcomed leading Hollywood screen stars and celebrities, including Marilyn Monroe, Gene Kelly and Yul Brenner. John F. Kennedy and his wife Jackie graced the runway on their historic visit to Ireland to trace their ancestors in […]

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