Reach new heights and experience the world from a whole new perspective by taking on the challenge of a skydive in the fight against meningitis. You’ll be jumping from 10,000 feet and freefalling at speeds of up to 150mph, before gliding back down to earth.
The tandem jump is the most popular form of skydive where you are harnessed to a professional instructor. The training and jump are completed in one day and no previous experience is required.
Freefall for several thousand feet, harnessed to an instructor who controls the parachute and landing
- Jump altitude: 10,000ft
- Time required: 1 day
- Solo or with instructor: With an instructor
How do I arrange the jump and how much do I need to raise?
Meningitis Research Foundation works with two clubs in Ireland: Irish Parachute Club and Skydive Ireland.
- Irish Parachute Club - operates in Clonbullogue Airfield, Edenderry, Co. Offaly.
Phone number: 046 9730103 or 1850 260 260; email Info@skydive.ie
Total cost of the tandem jump is €520 (€260 covers the cost of the jump and further €260 plus anything you raise above the minimum goes to the charity). Jumps take place every weekend. To book your place, the €260 payment is required by the club. The balance has to be paid to the charity a week before your jump date.
- Skydive Ireland - currently at Kilkenny Aerodrome (2km from Kilkenny City)
Total cost of their jump €480 plus €30 non-refundable deposit on registration. €240 covers the cost of the jump and €240+ goes directly to the charity.
To book your place, please complete the form online or contact the club on 056 7800 900. They will provide you with sponsor forms and give further info on payment deadlines. All money has to be paid to the club before the jump.
All information on the payment deadlines and terms and conditions can be found on their websites as well.
- Free MRF t-shirt to wear on your skydive
- Fundraising pack
- Support from staff
Can anyone do a skydive?
Your chosen Drop Zone will have requirements for age and health. Please contact them directly to find out if you will be able to jump. Skydiving is subject to certain height and weight limits for safety reasons. Pre-existing medical conditions will not necessarily prevent you from taking part.