Taking off from the grounds of Adare Manor – these flights are the only balloon flights to take off this far south of Ireland – floating peacefully over the expansive landscape at Adare Manor – taking in stunning views of its French formal gardens, woodlands and River Maigue.
Only the pilot can tell you where the balloon travels to next – wind depending – adding an exciting aspect to the adventure.
The slow and steady speed of the flights allow for superb picture taking opportunities and breathtaking panoramic views of south Ireland’s lush green landscapes.
The flights will usually land in a field up to 20 miles away from the take-off point, where a bus will be waiting to transport passengers back to Adare Manor for the traditional champagne toast associated with hot air ballooning that dates back to the first flights. This truly unique aerial perspective is an unforgettable way for couples, families, corporate groups, and wedding parties to experience Ireland.
The flights which last approximately one hour are priced at €240.00 per person and operated by Irish Balloon Flights, a company that’s been offering balloon flights throughout Ireland for over 20 years. The flights from Adare Manor will be offered one weekend per month, with two balloons operating simultaneously. The schedule includes two flights on Friday and Saturday evenings, three hours before sunset; and two flights on Saturday and Sunday mornings at dawn. Each hot air balloon can accommodate up to 12 passengers.
For passenger flights, the balloons we operate can take from 2 to 14 passengers, plus pilot. We can cater for groups of up to 30 passengers at a time.
The current schedule for flights from Adare Manor is:
Flights vouchers can either be purchased directly through Irish Balloon Flights on www.balloons.ie or by telephone +353 46 948 3436