Birr Castle Gardens
Birr Castle, Gardens & Gate, Townparks, Birr, County Offaly, Ireland

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Wind: 13 KPH
Humidity: 1 %
Visibility: 16 KM


23 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018


7:30 am - 6:00 pm

Club Outing – Irish Hot Air Ballooning Championships

The balloons go up over the Birr, Co. Offaly countryside – kindly sponsored and supported by Ballygowan and Birr Castle Gardens. The main launch area for the event will be the Birr Castle Gardens – weather permitting.

The event takes place from 23rd to 28th September.

Balloons are scheduled to launch twice each day, weather permitting, at approximately 7:30 am and 6:00 pm so get there early or late, any day will do.

The Irish Ballooning Association run this for hobby balloonists, flying purely for pleasure and no tickets are needed just to come along and watch. But you may have to pay to enter the castle grounds. (www.birrcastle.com)

For more information on the weather we need for Ballooning please see https://irishballooningassociation.com/about-ballooning.

For more details contact outings@offshoot.ie.


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