Club Outing – Hot Air Balloons at Birr Castle
The Irish Hot Air Ballooning Championships is usually referred to as ‘The Irish Meet’. It is the longest-running national ballooning event in the world. The 49th Irish Hot Air Ballooning Championships is once again coming to Birr, Co. Offaly in September 2019.
The main launch HQ for the event will be Birr Castle Gardens with flights taking place over the beautiful town of Birr throughout the week – weather permitting. The event takes place from 22nd to 27th of September 2019 inclusive. Tickets cost €5. They can be bought online in advance or at the gate if available. It is possible to arrive well before flight time but a supplementary fee is payable to see the gardens with a large telescope and castle with scientific equipment.
Planned Flights (all flights are weather permitting) –
Sunday 22nd September: PM only
Monday 23rd to Friday 27th inclusive: AM and PM
AM Flights – We aim to be in the air at approx. 07:30 however, this time may vary by an hour or so either side depending on the weather each morning, preparation for launch will commence approx. 45 minutes before takeoff.
PM Flights – We aim to be in the air at approx. 17:30 however, this time may vary by an hour or so either side depending on the weather each evening, preparation for launch will commence approx. 45 minutes before takeoff.
For more details contact email@example.com.
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