45th Annual Irish Hot Air Ballooning Championships, 2015.
Once more the competitions are based at Waterford city.
and about forty competitors from around the globe are participating.
For the second successive year Curraghmore Estate, Portlaw,
was chosen as a take-off location, on two different evenings.
Above view: From Factory Road, looking towards Malcomson Square.
Those around the town of Portlaw, who didn't watch the take-off at Curraghmore,
were almost overwhelmed with back-lit balloons
all flying reasonably low, and appearing rapidly from behind the trees.
A superb cloud formation added to the scene.
This was my best shot from a number of attempts.