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World famous musician Leonard Cohen touches down at Ireland West Airport Knock

Ireland West Airport Knock were delighted to welcome world famous musician Leonard Cohen to the airport on Thursday 29th July 2010, as part of his world tour which takes in Lissadell House in Sligo on Saturday 31st July and Sunday 1st August.  Mr Cohen, a native of Canada, was greeted by Liam Scollan, a lifelong Leonard Cohen fan and Chairman of Ireland West Airport Knock who presented Mr Cohen with the book ‘On a Wing and a Prayer’ by Terry Reilly which tells the story of how Ireland West Airport Knock developed from humble beginnings to become a major International airport now serving over 25 international destinations.

Leonard Cohen has been one of the most important and influential songwriters of recent years releasing over 10 best selling albums and in 2010 was awarded a grammy for lifetime achievement award.  He is probably best known for the worldwide hit “Hallelujah,” which he wrote and has since become one of Cohen’s best-known, best-loved songs and has been covered by over 150 artists including Jeff Buckley, Willie Nelson and Bono and sold over 5 million copies worldwide.  Leonard Cohen will be performing two sold out concerts in Lissadell House, Sligo on Saturday 31st July and Sunday 1st August