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Escaping East Germany in a balloon?

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IN THE summer of 1979, the Strelzyk and Wetzel families want to escape East Germany to defect to the West, and they plan to do so via a self-constructed hot air balloon.

Irish Hot Air Balloon Championship set for Loughrea Hotel and Spa this month

The Irish Hot Air Ballooning Championships will take place at the Loughrea Hotel and Spa from the September 24-29. It is the longest running national ballooning event in the world and the first event was held in 1971 at Newcastle House in Ballymahon, Co Longford.

Irish Hot Air Balloon Championship set for Loughrea Hotel and Spa this month

The Irish Hot Air Ballooning Championships will take place at the Loughrea Hotel and Spa from the September 24-29. It is the longest running national ballooning event in the world and the first event was held in 1971 at Newcastle House in Ballymahon, Co Longford.

Hot air balloons return to fill the skies over County Galway

Cathaoirleach Eileen Mannion of the Galway County Council officially launched the 2017 Irish National Hot Air Balloon Championships which is taking place again in County Galway from September 24 to 29.

The boy who found the Galway balloon

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Forty years ago, the world was a simpler place. What we did as fun was different. The world seemed a bigger and more wondrous place, beyond the reach of many of us.

Pretty Things Peepshow - a sexy cabaret @ Monroe’s

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BURLESQUE, SONG, cabaret, and comedy will be the order of the night when The Pretty Things Peepshow hits Monroe's Live on Sunday August 2 at 7.30pm.

Skywhale takes maiden flight over Galway

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The sun was finally shining and the birds were singing their morning song when the Skywhale took its maiden voyage over the city of Galway today, giving some commuters, early-morning risers, and even a few cows an unexpected surprise.

Galway Community College students launch The Galway Girl space balloon tomorrow

A group of transition year students at Galway Community College will send their space balloon, The Galway Girl, into the upper atmosphere tomorrow.

National balloon release for Month to Remember at Hodson Bay Hotel

On Saturday November 1 Anam Cara will launch its annual Month to Remember when groups of families from all over Ireland gather at the Hodson Bay Hotel.

Anam Cara’s Month to Remember

Anam Cara launched its national awareness campaign with their annual Balloon to Remember release. Families from across Ireland gathered in Athlone to release thousands of balloons, each one dedicated to the memory of a son or daughter who has died. Over 50 families came together for the event which brings together families from 32 counties in Ireland for one day to remember the child they’ve lost.

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