Loughrea welcomes 47th Irish Hot Air Ballooning Championships

Loughrea Events 13-20 October

Loughrea welcomes 47th Irish Hot Air Ballooning Championships

The 47th Irish Hot Air Ballooning Championships will take place from the 24th to the 29th of September 2017.

The Irish National Hot Air Ballooning Championships are the longest running National Hot Air Ballooning Meet in the World. It is coming to Galway County for the second year in a row and in particular the town of Loughrea and the surrounding areas.

The Championship is hosted by Galway County Council and proudly supported by Supermac’s & Lough Rea Hotel & Spa, as well as Made In Galway and This Is Galway.

The base HQ for the event will be Loughrea Spa Hotel and flights will take place in the vicinity of the town throughout the week, weather permitting. It is expected that up to 40 hot air balloons from the England, Scotland, Wales, Isle of Man, France, Holland, Italy and the USA will attend.

The official launch
will take place on Sunday 24th September, 4.30pm at the Lough Rea Hotel & Spa, Loughrea.

Please Take Note: This is an outdoor event, all flights and events are Weather Dependent and subject to change. 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. The balloons flights will take place twice each day, weather permitting, at approximately 7.30am to 8.00 am in the morning and again at around  5.30pm to 6pm in the evening. The Irish Hot Air Ballooning Championships Facebook page will be updated regularly throughout the event with all weather updates. Also view irishballoonchampionships.com

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