Is Hot Air Ballooning on your bucket-list?

For over 30 years Irish Balloon Flights have been taking to the sky in their hot air balloons.  During the summer months you will see these balloons around Trim on most mid-week and Sunday evenings as enthusiasts and first timers rise to the sky.

A TripAdvisor reviewer said “Went up with them on Sunday, granted we got a spectacular day for this. The operation is very well run, you book and then ring a weather check line on the day to see if it is going ahead, if it’s cancelled due to weather, you re book. We were very lucky and got up on our first reservation. From the booking right through to the trip they were very easy to deal with, I was certainly given the feeling that safety was their top priority. This is a professional well run organisation. Malcolm and Pauline run a tight ship. We all met up at the Knightsbrook hotel, where they have a special marked area to park, they take you by mini bus to the launch site, Malcolm gave us a very thorough brief, they set up the balloon and away we went. The ground crew are in constant touch with him and at all times I felt confident and relaxed, I was in very capable hands. The trip itself lasts about an hour and it’s wonderful, when the burners are off, it’s so peaceful up there, the views were amazing. This was one for the bucket list and I’m so glad I did it”

In recent years The Trim Balloon Fiesta organised by Malcolm White and Pauline Baker of Irish Balloon Flights attracted huge crowds showcasing special shapes of balloon and creating a spectacle over the castle.  The evening had a night glow of some of the special shapes which were choreographed to music and lasers.

If you are interested in ticking Ballooning off your bucket list contact Irish Balloon Flights  on 046-9483436 and you’re sure to be put into the right basket.