Irish Hot Air Ballooning Championship

2 followers
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
Free
Suitable for:
Facilities:

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 regular attendees for the event which is an invitation-only event. The event, the biggest of its kind in Ireland, is a huge spectacle, with these huge ancient aircraft flying totally depending on the wind for direction. This year, these balloonists will...

Send
Be the first to leave a written review

Share this article

Upgrade your page to Premium and sell tickets or take bookings for less

Featured