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.
Check out www.irishballoonchampionships.com or Irish Ballooning Championships on Facebook to keep updated with the latest Champs news including launch times and locations.
The Irish Ballooning Association is affiliated to the National Aero Club of Ireland, the Federation Aeronautique Internationale and the Commission Internationale d' Aerostation. The CIA is the international governing body of ballooning.
As the representative body for hot air ballooning in Ireland, the IBA handles the selection process for International competitions and supervises the National Ballooning Championships which has now been running for over 40 years.