47th Irish Hot Air Ballooning Championships

County: Galway
Event Type: Festival
Event Definition: Family Fun
Start Date: 24-09-2017
End Date: 29-09-2017
Email: Email Event
Website: Event Website
Facebook: Facebook Page

From the 24th to the 29th September 2017 the skies above Loughrea, Co. Galway will be filled with the beautiful sight of dozens of Hot Air Balloons – weather permitting.


As the weather tends to be very variable – from wonderfully flyable to blowing a gale – and ballooning is completely weather dependant, it is unfortunately impossible to set a completely accurate flight schedule for the Championships. However, we have provisional launch slots at approximately 8am and 5:30pm each day. A decision as to whether the balloons will launch and where they may launch from will only be taken 2 hours before each launch slot and not before.

In order to get the latest information on whether the balloons are flying, and if so, the launch site, please see the official Championship Web, Facebook or Twitter pages which will be updated immediately following flight briefings – this event will NOT be updated with launch information, this is general event information only.

As always we thank each and every one of you for your support and are praying to the weather gods for fine ballooning conditions.

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