Irish Hot Air Balloon Championships
04 September 2013
The Irish Hot Air Balloon Championships is the longest running balloon meet in the world, a fantastic achievement considering that at all times it is been run on a voluntary basis. It is anticipated that over 35 balloons will attend this year's event which is sponsored by Shannon Development, making it one of the biggest ballooning occasions ever to take place in Ireland and attracting participants from all over the world. Please note that normal admission to Birr Castle Demesne applies between 9am and 5pm during the Irish Balloon Championships. After 5pm admission is complimentary to the gardens in order to allow as many visitors as possible to enjoy the magnificent spectacle of the hot air balloons. Hopefully balloons will take flight from around 6pm each evening. However, ballooning is extremely weather dependant, so please check before travelling. (Ireland's Historic Science Centre will close at 5pm during the championships). Dates to be confirmed.
Telephone:+353 (0)57 912 0336
Address: Birr Castle, Birr