Irish Hot Air Ballooning Championship

Things to do in County Offaly, Ireland - Irish Hot Air Ballooning Championship - YourDaysOut
Birr Castle, Gardens & Gate, Townparks, Birr, Co. Offaly, Ireland
Sep 23, 2018 12:00:00 PM - Sep 28, 2018 6:00:00 PM
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From the 23rd to the 28th September 2018, the skies above Co. Offaly will be filled with the beautiful sight of dozens of Hot Air Balloons - weather permitting. The Irish Hot Air Ballooning Championship is usually referred to as 'The Irish Meet'. It is the longest-running national ballooning event in the world. The first event was held in 1971 at Newcastle House in Ballymahon, Co Longford and was attended by a handful of balloons. The event now attracts over 40 balloons and has been held in places like, Boyle, Co Roscommon; Kilkenny City; Waterford City; Athlone; Trim, Co Meath; Kells Co. Meath, Birr Co. Offaly, Killenkere, Co Cavan and Drumshambo Co. Leitrim. Balloonists from UK, USA, France, Holland, Belgium, Chile and Ireland are...

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