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2015 Review!

We had a number of successful launches in 2015. Check back in the future for an update on our next planned launch.

Groove Festival 5th & 6th of July 2014!

We are excited to announce that Irish Rocketry will be launching Rockets on both evening of Groove Festival on the 5th & 6th of July 2014.

Now in its second year, Groove is set in the amazing Killruddery Estate situated between Bray and Greystones and right on the doorstep of Dublin. Groove is a hassle free festival with an impressive line-up across many music genres from Soul to Rock & Roll. With some very cool outdoor activities – Groove is a family friendly festival with lots on for all ages.

More info at the Groove website:

Bring on 2014!

Our 1st launch of 2014 will be on the 1st of June in Tuam, Galway
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2013 in Summary

A very succesfully Launch on the 19th October in Tuam, Galway closed the 2013 flying year for us here in Ireland. Students from GMIT & UCC, Irish Rocketry regulars & new members as well as a large audience braved the wind and rain until perfect launch conditions arrived and a large display of both Low & High Power Rockets left the pads!

Launch in Tuam, Galway on the 19th October 2013

Our final High Power Launch of 2013 will take place in Tuam, Galway on Saturday the 19th October 2013. We hope to see you there!

Dunshaughlin Harvest Festival (Sept 26 - 29th 2013)

We had a very successful launch on the past saturday, thanks to all who took part! We are delighted to be part of the Dunshaughlin Harvest Festival (Sept 26 - 29th 2013) where you can build and launch your very own rocket. We are holding Rocket Building workshop where you will receive your very own Rocket Kit and be taught how to build it. Workshops take place Friday 27th and Saturday 28th September in St. Patrick’s Hall and are suitable for years 6+, places are limited and more information can be found on the Dunshaughlin Harvest Festival website at

Welcome to the home of Rocketry in Ireland

Rocketry as a hobby started in the United States in the 1950's & 60's. Over the years, it has grown worldwide, with clubs and organisations holding monthly and annual launch events. In Ireland, such events are held in Greencastle, Co. Donegal and Tuam, Co. Galway. The rockets that are flown here range from small 'A' class motors to high power rockets capable of travelling thousands of feet into the sky at supersonic speeds.

Launch Sites needed:

We are currently looking for suitable Launch sites around Ireland

If you think you know of a site, please let us know here.

IRS & BCO to welcomed NASA Astronaut Shane Kimbrough of STS-126 on October 5th 2012

We would like to thank all those who participated in our Rocket Launch at Blackrock Castle in Cork on October the 5th. A great day was had by all, including NASA Astronaut Shane Kimbrough who assisted children from 10 local schools in Launching their very own rockets!

All Rocket Launches are Family Events!