Author’s Visit

By Ballyclare High School on 25 April, 2023



Jonny McNee, Aviation Archaeologist, and former Ballyclare High School pupil, returned to school to give a lunchtime talk about his fascinating discovery and excavation of a WW II Spitfire on the north coast of Donegal. Pupils and staff alike were enthralled by his talk, he had us all captivated.


A BBC documentary and his book chart this intriguing story and how the family of pilot Roland ‘Bud’ Wolfe were traced back to the United States and brought over to Ireland. He brought with him some amazing artifacts recovered from the dig including a Browning machine gun and ammo.


Jonny kindly donated a copy of his book to the library, which we also have on sale in the library.