Video & pictures: Joyous scenes at Cork Airport as families are reunited for Christmas

Video & pictures: Joyous scenes at Cork Airport as families are reunited for Christmas
Cormac and Niamh Tobin from Cork city, who recently got married, who arrived at Cork Airport from Auckland for Christmas and the New Year were met by Cormac's parents Jim and Josephine Tobin and his sister Niamh, (left) Glasheen. Picture Denis Minihane.

This weekend saw more joyous and emotional scenes at Cork airport.

Cork families were reunited in the arrivals hall having flown home from every corner of the globe.

Local choirs and bands have been located in the airport terminal all week providing a festive backdrop to the homecomings.


Angelica Munoz, (left) on arrival from Chile, being greeted by her cousin Lily Arriagada, Killarney, (centre at the front) and Michelle Espinoza (front right) and her husband Luis Sandoval, also on arrival from Chile, being met by Michelle's sister Julie Abarzua, Killarney, when they arrived at Cork Airport for Christmas. Picture Denis Minihane.
Angelica Munoz, (left) on arrival from Chile, being greeted by her cousin Lily Arriagada, Killarney, (centre at the front) and Michelle Espinoza (front right) and her husband Luis Sandoval, also on arrival from Chile, being met by Michelle's sister Julie Abarzua, Killarney, when they arrived at Cork Airport for Christmas. Picture Denis Minihane.
Michael O'Donoghue, Adrigole, being greeted by his wife Jane and their son Richie after he arrived at Cork Airport for Christmas from Perth. Picture Denis Minihane.
Michael O'Donoghue, Adrigole, being greeted by his wife Jane and their son Richie after he arrived at Cork Airport for Christmas from Perth. Picture Denis Minihane.
Gavin O'Driscoll from Bandon being greeted by his parents Frank and Rita after arriving at Cork Airport from Toronto for Christmas. Picture Denis Minihane.
Gavin O'Driscoll from Bandon being greeted by his parents Frank and Rita after arriving at Cork Airport from Toronto for Christmas. Picture Denis Minihane.


Naomi Reidy, Tralee, (centre at front) being greeted by family members after she arrived at Cork Airport for Christmas from Vietnam where she also plays AFL with Vietnam Swans and ladies football with Saigon Gaels. Picture Denis Minihane.
Naomi Reidy, Tralee, (centre at front) being greeted by family members after she arrived at Cork Airport for Christmas from Vietnam where she also plays AFL with Vietnam Swans and ladies football with Saigon Gaels. Picture Denis Minihane.
Owen and Rachel Murphy from Cork city being greeted by Rachel's brother Steve O'Sullivan, Frankfield, after they arrived at Cork Airport for Christmas from Amsterdam.Picture Denis Minihane.
Owen and Rachel Murphy from Cork city being greeted by Rachel's brother Steve O'Sullivan, Frankfield, after they arrived at Cork Airport for Christmas from Amsterdam.Picture Denis Minihane.
Eoin, Caoimhe, Ollie and Aurelia Mills, Kinsale, waiting to greet a relative arriving at Cork Airport. Picture Denis Minihane.
Eoin, Caoimhe, Ollie and Aurelia Mills, Kinsale, waiting to greet a relative arriving at Cork Airport. Picture Denis Minihane.
Carol Wood, originally from Mallow Road, was met at Cork Airport by her nephews James and David Hunter, Mallow Road, when she arrived from Milan for Christmas. Picture Denis Minihane.
Carol Wood, originally from Mallow Road, was met at Cork Airport by her nephews James and David Hunter, Mallow Road, when she arrived from Milan for Christmas. Picture Denis Minihane.
18 months old Mollie Murray, Ballinhassig, greeting her aunt, Maureen O'Driscoll, Camp, Co. Kerry, who arrived at Cork Airport from New York for Christmas. Picture Denis Minihane.
18 months old Mollie Murray, Ballinhassig, greeting her aunt, Maureen O'Driscoll, Camp, Co. Kerry, who arrived at Cork Airport from New York for Christmas. Picture Denis Minihane.
Claire McCormack and members of Carrigaline Gospel Choir singing at Cork Airport as passengers arrived. Picture Denis Minihane.
Claire McCormack and members of Carrigaline Gospel Choir singing at Cork Airport as passengers arrived. Picture Denis Minihane.
Jane Bradley (right) who arrived at Cork Airport on a visit from Cambridgeshire for Christmas was greeted by her cousin Stephanie O'Brien, Schull.Picture Denis Minihane.
Jane Bradley (right) who arrived at Cork Airport on a visit from Cambridgeshire for Christmas was greeted by her cousin Stephanie O'Brien, Schull.Picture Denis Minihane.

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