Welcome to the Irish Ballooning Association

Coming Soon To Skies Near You.....

48th Irish Hot Air Ballooning Championships

From the 23rd to the 28th September 2018 the skies above Birr, Co. Offaly will be filled with the beautiful sight of dozens of Hot Air Balloons - weather permitting.


Check out Irish Hot Air Ballooning Championships on Facebook to keep updated with the latest Champs news including launch times and locations.


Our dedicated Champs page on this website will also be able to provide you with some important information.

About Us

Who We Are

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.

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Irish Ballooning Association

irishballooningassociation@gmail.com