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Author: Subject: [Closed] 2011 Big Autumn Meeting 23rd/24th September - INTERNATIONAL POSTCROSSERS WELCOME
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[*] posted on 29-8-2010 at 04:24 PM


Hi all, I live in Dublin... I am travelling for work in these days until the end of November so it may happen that I have to spend that weekend abroad, but if I won't, I'll be more than happier to spend the day with you!!!!! :thumbup:
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[*] posted on 31-8-2010 at 07:31 AM


Can you recommend any good hostels?
We are hoping to come from friday to sunday, flights permitting. :D
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[*] posted on 31-8-2010 at 03:30 PM


Quote: Originally posted by wewuk  
Can you recommend any good hostels?
We are hoping to come from friday to sunday, flights permitting. :D


I have friends who stayed here http://www.isaacshostel.com and here http://www.fourcourtshostel.com and they all survived for a few days... :)
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[*] posted on 2-9-2010 at 10:31 AM


Quote: Originally posted by wewuk  
Can you recommend any good hostels?
We are hoping to come from friday to sunday, flights permitting. :D


As well as xpaolas's recommendations. I would also recommend Abigail's Hostel on Aston Quay, it's beside O'Connell Bridge (central) so location is great for getting to and from the airport!
Avalon House
on Aungier St is within walking distance off St Stephen's Green and Grafton St.

There is also The Kingfisher (B&B) on Parnell St (off O'Connell St, though this would be dearer then a hostel!

I hasten to add I recommend above accommodation for location as I have not stayed in said accommodation :)

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[*] posted on 3-9-2010 at 07:52 AM


Hello, I'll be in Ireland for a week so I'd love to join your meeting if possible :)
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[*] posted on 3-9-2010 at 09:48 AM


Quote: Originally posted by pHabietto  
Hello, I'll be in Ireland for a week so I'd love to join your meeting if possible :)


grandissimo!! :thumbup:
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[*] posted on 3-9-2010 at 09:49 AM


We would love to have you there - We will be at the GPO Philatelic Office in O'Connell Street at 10.00 AM on the morning of the 16th.
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[*] posted on 6-9-2010 at 01:28 PM


Alas life has conspired against us and we wont be able to make it after all. :(
Hope you all have fun though and maybe we'll make it next time. :)
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[*] posted on 17-9-2010 at 09:27 AM


too bad wendy, i would have loved to see you both again.
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[*] posted on 29-9-2010 at 06:40 PM


Only 17 days to meetup :) cant wait to go to Ireland!
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[*] posted on 30-9-2010 at 10:13 PM


Provisional Schedule for Dublin Meetup October 16th as discussed with Goldcrest and Chrissybaby:

10.15 Walk along O'Connell St - Many postcard shops 3 for 1 Euro.
11.00 Temple Bar Art Cards and Photo cards
12.00 Guinness shop
12.30 Chester Beatty Library - Nice Cards
13.00 Stephens Green Centre Food Court - Lunch
14.00 Tourist Office, Nassau St, Trinity, National Museum and National Art Gallery - Wonderful cards
15.00 Bus to Stampa - Stamp Exhibition Bring 5 Euro entrance fee - Dealers of stamps and postcards plus the Post Office will have a stand where you can buy commemorative stamps.
17.00 Go to a local Ballsbridge Hotel to write cards and relax with a drink.

Times are approximate bring good walking shoes.

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[*] posted on 1-10-2010 at 09:31 AM


our flight back to Edinburg leaves 20.45 so we have to be airport at least 19:30 and leave of course by bus earlier to get to airport.
The relaxing drink sounds so good after long day program :)
do we need to get bus card for day to move around or shall we be on foot?
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[*] posted on 1-10-2010 at 09:37 AM


Brian, I was a maybe, but I am afraid it will become a no..... Time and finances are definitely against me at the moment.... :(
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[*] posted on 2-10-2010 at 05:11 AM


fisherman could you update firt post so we would know how many is coming. See you in Bielefeld MissMaple :)
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[*] posted on 2-10-2010 at 11:09 AM


No bus card required - We will just get one bus from city centre to Ballsbridge so we can pay the driver on the way in.
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[*] posted on 3-10-2010 at 05:40 PM


Hi,

I'll be in Ireland and probably in Dublin that day, so I hope I'll make it to the meeting. Put me down as "maybe" since I don't know of my plans for my trip yet. It'd be great to meet some Irish Postcrossers. :)
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[*] posted on 4-10-2010 at 09:14 AM


Quote: Originally posted by fisherman  
No bus card required - We will just get one bus from city centre to Ballsbridge so we can pay the driver on the way in.


In Dollart's case it would be much more economical and convenient for her to buy a family rambler ticket for the day at Dublin Airport when she arrives.

The family rambler ticket costs €10.50 and covers 2 adults for the day on all buses run by Dublin Bus. This works out at €5.25 each for your express Airlink bus into Dublin City and back to the airport in the evening and also the bus to ballsbridge.

The Dublin Bus Airlinks normally cost €10 return per person but with the rambler ticket it covers 2 people :)
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Without the rambler it would be €10 each return for the Airlink to the airport and then €1.60/€1.80 each way per person to Ballsbridge working out at aprox €15 each spent on bus fares compared to €5.25 each. Think off all those extra postcards you could buy :D
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[*] posted on 6-10-2010 at 06:49 PM


it seems i am too late, it says to deliver the tickets to my country it would take 7-10 days and we start travelin on 12.10. Can we by this rambler ticket at airport on our arrieval? You told me about this earlier but i didn do anything about it :( We will see how it goes with our bus tickets at airport. one option would i would order them to Edinburg hostel .
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[*] posted on 6-10-2010 at 06:54 PM


Quote: Originally posted by fisherman  
Best to get the Aircoach to O'Connell St - We will meet there in the city centre.

which of these lines goes to O´connell st?
http://www.dublinbus.ie/Your-Journey1/Timetables/Airport-Services/
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[*] posted on 6-10-2010 at 09:35 PM


Hi Heidi
The 747 stops on O'Connell St so is probably the best Airlink to get
The 748 usually stops on Aston Quay about a 2 minute walk from O'Connell St. Both buses leave form the same stop outside the main door at arrivals so I would advise hopping on the bus that is there first :)

The Aircoach which Brian mentioned also serves O'Connell St and is a private service.
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The rambler tickets are not usable on the Aircoach service only AIRLINK (Dublin Bus).

Heidi: You should be able to buy a family rambler ticket at the tourist office in arrivals or they sometimes have them available at the newsagents too. Fingers crossed they are not sold out! You just validate the ticket when you get on the bus on the righthandside. Sometimes the driver will ask to see the ticket.
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[*] posted on 8-10-2010 at 05:03 AM


thanks for tip. I haven t stared even packing and i have so much do before our trip arg...
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[*] posted on 10-10-2010 at 09:58 AM


...just a quick question...

Whom do we send card to in the afternoon? Official cards? Unofficial? :P
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[*] posted on 10-10-2010 at 01:28 PM


Quote: Originally posted by xpaola  
...just a quick question...

Whom do we send card to in the afternoon? Official cards? Unofficial? :P


xpaola: I think you can send official and unofficial cards. It's up to you!
I recieved an official card recently from the Swiss meetup :)
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[*] posted on 10-10-2010 at 03:29 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Goldcrest  
Quote: Originally posted by xpaola  
...just a quick question...

Whom do we send card to in the afternoon? Official cards? Unofficial? :P


xpaola: I think you can send official and unofficial cards. It's up to you!
I recieved an official card recently from the Swiss meetup :)


Ok, I'll save lot of official addresses to be sent on Saturday!
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[*] posted on 10-10-2010 at 06:26 PM


Small suprises are packed to my packpag. ;) I still have so much to do for our holiday. We have internet in Edinburg i try to follow updates. Only 6days to go!
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