Monday, 5th October 2015
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Record Breaking Balloons

Hot Air Balloon 'In-Line Launch' Record held at Waterford Airport

Some 24 Hot Air Balloons launched in a single line at Waterford Airport on Friday, September 25, 2015, as part of the Irish Hot Air Ballooning

Championships maintaining the record for the largest ever number of hot air balloons taking off in-line at an Irish Airport. Within minutes of take-off, the balloons had successfully held the current record which stood at 24 and was set at Waterford Airport in 2009.

The successful feat was all part of the 45th Irish National Hot Air Ballooning Championships which have filled the South East skyline with colourful balloons since Sunday last.

The record bid was made on Friday at 6.15pm, booking their place in history. The Irish National Hot Air Ballooning Championships are the longest running such event in the world and balloons from throughout Ireland, the UK, France, Holland, Italy and USA took part in the visually spectacular aviation event, which has enthralled spectators over the past week. The event now attracts over 40 balloons annually and is the biggest of its kind in Ireland, with the ancient aircraft taking to flight entirely depending on the wind for direction.

Manager at Waterford Airport Aidan Power said, “It is a real delight... Read more »»

Record Breaking Balloons

Record Breaking Balloons

Marla Communications appoints Creative Director

Marla Communications appoints Creative Director

Waterford based Marketing, Design and Web Agency, Márla Communications, are delighted to announce the promotion of Lee Grace to Creative Director. Lee, who has worked as a graphic designer with... Read more »»

Influential American tour operators visit Waterford

A group of influential American tour operators has been exploring Waterford and Ireland's Ancient East this week, as guests of Tourism Ireland. They are undertaking an action-packed itinerary, designed by Fáilte Ireland, which also includes counties Tipperary, Cork, Wexford, Kilkenny and Wicklow.

These tour operators are all group travel specialists, responsible for making the travel arrangements for a range of large groups in the United States – including choral, pilgrimage,... Read more »»


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