Irish Hot Air Ballooning Championships – 23–28 September 2018

48th Irish Hot Air Ballooning Championships – 23 – 28 September 2018

Admission from 16:30 – 19:00

Admission: €5.00
Family: €15.00 (2 adults + 2 children age 5-16)
Child: Age 4 or under FREE
Friends Free event for Friends of Birr Castle Garden

Birr Castle Gardens and Science Centre is delighted to announce the return of the Irish Hot Air Ballooning Championships to the demesne this September.
This event is the longest running national ballooning event in the world, and is the biggest of its kind in Ireland. These huge ancient aircraft create quite a spectacle, flying totally dependant on the wind for direction.

Launches will take place in the demesne in the evening time, weather permitting.
Evening tickets are valid from 16:30 – 19:00 on your chosen date.
Evening tickets include access to the Science Centre, gardens, Great Telescope and Treehouse Adventure Area between 16:30 – 19:00, as well as activities centred around the launches.
Launches are weather dependant and may be cancelled at short notice.
Tickets are valid for your chosen date. However if the balloons are unable to launch due to adverse weather, this ticket can be used another evening between 23-28 September only.
Children age 16 and under must be supervised at all times in the demesne.