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Posted: Wed 14 Jun , 2006 10:57 am
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The proposed Irish Moot will be taking place around the weekend of March 23rd - 25th.

Accomodation
Accomodation will be a mix of holiday cottages and B&Bs.

Events

The following is almost certainly the plan:

Thursday:
Walk in Cratloe Woods or Shopping in Limerick City


Friday:
Cliffs of Moher, The Burren, Ailwee Caves


The cliffs are about an hour from Bunratty, driving through the Burren. There's a car park and visitors center, plus a restaurant and cafe. From there its about half an hour to Ailwee caves. After that we can visit Monks of Ballyvaughan for a bite to eat. Anything from Soup to Full Meals available ranging from €5 to €20 so all prices catered for. Seafood a speciality.

Cost:
Cliffs of Moher:
Bus is Approx €15
Visitor Center at Cliffs is an extra €4 each if anyone is interested in that.
Ailwee Caves: €10 each, or €7.50 each if we get a group rate.
Total: Under €30 per head

Friday Night:
8:45pm Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet
Cost: €46.75 special rate (includes food drink and entertainment)


Saturday:
Bunratty Castle and Folk Park


Lazy day on Saturday. The folk park and Castle are open all day. There's a tea house on the grounds serving Teas/Coffees, Hot Apple Pie and other stuff. There's also a Village pub. I'd recommend Pub Grub in Durty Nellies in the Evening. Retiring to Durty Nelly's or Macs pub for the remainder of the night.

Cost: Folk Park: €4.75 as part of the Banquet Deal.
Food in Durty Nellies between €8 and €15 average price (unless you order Lobster ;) )

Sunday:
An afternoon at Vinyamar


Since a lot of people are leaving Sunday, I was thinking we could have the afternoon at my house and I can drop people to the airport as needed.

Monday:
Mithril Miniatures and Killarney National Park


This is a 2 hour drive, into West Cork. Beautiful scenery, of course, and the Mithril Miniatures factory is in a little village. This would be planned leaving mid morning to arrive at lunchtime, grab some pub grub, do the Factory tour. Then a 40 minute drive to Killarney to see TORC Waterfall (How apt is that ;) ) and Killarney National Park.

Cost: About €20 for the bus, assuming everyone who's still there on Monday is interested. The Factory tour is free and entry to the National Park is free also. Muckross House has an entry fee of about €5 for those who are interested. They also have "Traditional Farms" which cost about the same. personally I'd give them a skip and just enjoy the grounds.


Accomodation plans:

8-person house #1:
Alys, Angel, Demo, Hobbituk, Aravar, Wilko, Angela, Inzilbeth

8-person house #2:
Truehobbit, Rowanberry, Taurie, Matt, Parma, Jude , Edain and Jonny

6-person house #1:
Berhael and hubby, Lidless, Estel, Rodia and Farawen

6-person house #2:
Jewelsong and friend Kay, Leoba, Din, Areanor and Satch



Arrivals Sorted By Time:

Wednesday:
11:35 Jude
13.25 Alys & The Angel, Inzilbeth & Angela
23:30 Hobbituk - Wednesday

Thursday:
10:00 Wilko
11:35 Rowanberry
12:40 Rodia and Jonny
15:20 Edain
16:25 Farawen
16:30 Berhael & Mr. Ber, Lidless & Estel
16:40 Taurie & Matty
23:20 Truehobbit


Friday
09:40 Leoba, Dindraug, Areanor
16:25 Jewelsong & Kay, Parma, Demo, Satch
22:30 Aravar


Departures Sorted By Time:

Sunday
12:10 Jonny
12:55 Rowanberry, Ber & Mr Ber, Lidless & Estel
13:05 Jewelsong & Friend, Parma, Demo, Farawen
16:20 Leoba & Dindraug, Areanor
20:00 Aravar
20:00 Edain

Tuesday
10:05 Angel & Alys, Inzilbeth & Angela, Hobbituk
10:25 Wilko
12:00 Truehobbit
13:30 Taurie and Matty

Wednesday
8:45 Jude
--:-- Rodia

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Posted: Wed 14 Jun , 2006 11:33 am
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Put me down as a definite; Mr Ber will be coming too, he says he would never miss an Irish m00t/m77t! w00t!!!1
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I'm a probable ;) Depens on the schedule my new uni wll give me I am hoping fridays off so i could fly in either Thursday night or friday early morning.

A weekend moot probably right?

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Posted: Wed 14 Jun , 2006 12:11 pm
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Always wanted to go to Eire, hopefully it would be idylic ;)

Must find a 2007 diary for this

Put us down as probables, especially if the family Ber are going.

Much supping the black stuff :cheers:


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Dindraug wrote:

Much supping the black stuff :cheers:
:scratch: explain lol

and what about the 25th of May? It should be a holiday for everyone I think. It would guarantee friday off.

and whoa! lots of people signing up already! squee!

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Supping = Drinking

The Black Stuff = Guinness


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Thanks Jaeniver for showing me this link. *hugs* :Wooper:

I am interested but can't say much more then that yet. So put me down for a maybe if no one minds. :)

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Ahhhh of course, silly of me to even ask :P Ought to have known lol.

And no problem Maeg ;) thought you might like a moot prospect :D

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Ahh Stick me on this list too, Alatar.

:D

Would be great to see the ole Republic.

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You need a fourth category:


Definitely Can't Come But Wants To Be On The List Anyway Because It Sounds Cool
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EdaintheRanger wrote:
Ahh Stick me on this list too, Alatar.

:D

Would be great to see the ole Republic.
I thought Fairfax supported Cromwell...... :halo:

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I put you down as a "Probable" Edain!


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Why is it that leaving from Buffalo over Toronto is at least 100 dolars cheaper? :(

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Quote:
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......Grins, hugely, may even put us up a rank ;)

And Rodia too...... I miss her hairy feet......

This could be a big one Alatar, I hope you know what you are letting yourself in for :D


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The question for us is primarily one of what to do with our son, who will be not quite 4 at the time. It would be silly NOT to make it a real holiday of at least a week or so, and that's a long time to leave him with family. OK, it's long for US.

OTOH, the challenges of a taking a toddler overseas are not insubstantial. We do have some friends in the Philadelphia area with whom we might be able to stay the night, to break up the flight somewhat. But planning a vacation with him in mind is going to require some thought and some research.

That, and everyone will tell us we spelled his name wrong. :D

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I told my mother about an ireland moot and she was thrilled. Would it be alright if she came along if I am able to make it?

She'd be a probable like me.

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Posted: Sun 18 Jun , 2006 5:42 pm
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Hey anyone is welcome as far as I'm concerned!


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Put me down under the maybe's too.. Always wanted to see Ireland!

Though I must admit my main reason is to see what Guinness tastes like in its natural habitat. ;)

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gimli_axe_wielder wrote:
Though I must admit my main reason is to see what Guinness tastes like in its natural habitat. ;)
Ohhh, were goin huntin. Is it caught in a snare or forced to ground with packs of baying hounds, horses and fierce hunters with spear and bow?

Would be good to see mamma Jae again.

Ummmm, seeing numbers, do we need to think about hiring cottages and stuff to store people overnight?


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Thats the plan Din, but I'll need a better idea of numbers first.

....and W00t for Gimli!


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