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Re: Dublin Calling

Posted: Mon May 19, 2014 3:29 am
by lizzytysh
Not sure where best to put this; so, for now, rather than initiating a thread for it, I'll post it here, and will put it elsewhere, if find a better place for it [or if the moderators do]:

If anyone knows of someone who may be holding back from Dublin due to cost of lodging on top of flights, or travel of any kind... this is what I booked, so if it could make the difference for you, please contact me:

My room is in an airbnb home for 8 days, with my checking in on August 5th and checking out on August 13th, so any days within that, there would be room for you. It's a very sweet and clean set-up. A bright room with two twin beds, a private bathroom with a shower, and doors from the bedroom that open up onto the sitting area of the rear garden.

It's costing me $255 USD for the 8 nights, and to add another person is $14/night more, so if we added that for you for the full 8 nights, and then split the cost, it would be another $168 USD ~ so grand total would be $423 for the two of us. Divide that by 2 and it comes to $211/each TOTAL ~ and they provide Breakfast. [If you stayed less than 8 nights, we would adjust it accordingly.] It has a private bath with shower, and double, glass doors that open out onto the backyard, and what appears to be a red tile patio.

There's a bus that takes 15-20 minutes to the City Centre. It's located near the Botanical Gardens. So, any need for a taxi could be split, plus on Friday and Saturday night, there's a Nite bus that runs up to very late. To see and read about it, you can go to airbnb, see 4 photos, and then click on the various buttons to read more about it.

Okay, first you go to and enter Dublin, Ireland. Put in whatever dates you want, as that won't matter. When it takes you to the deeper searching page, set the money scale at 0 to $50 per night, even though it looks like you can't, you CAN move the measure far to the left enough to do that. It's auto-set at 0 to $1,000. You'll be able to see 4 photos and read the other stuff about it by clicking on the various buttons.

Then, you should be able to see the one titled: "Double/Twin Room - Warm & Cosy Home" House - Private room ยท Ballygall Road East, Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland.

When I wrote to someone else, whose place I was considering, to let them know I'd found something else, she replied:

"Glasnevin is a lovely area and the Botanical Gardens are beautiful.

Another one I notified responded: "No problem. You'll have a great time here. Don't forget to visit the Gravedigger's Pub (quite local) and the Cobblestone near town for trad music."

Please contact me by PM if you think you might be interested.

Re: Dublin Calling

Posted: Sun May 25, 2014 4:39 pm
by Mollydog
I will be there on Thursday evening. I'm really looking forward to visiting Dublin for the first time and meeting up with everyone.


Re: Dublin Calling

Posted: Mon May 26, 2014 12:36 am
by lizzytysh
I'll be there Thursday night, too... and am looking forward to seeing everyone.

Re: Dublin Calling

Posted: Mon May 26, 2014 2:03 am
by Mabeanie1
We'll both be there on Thursday evening.


Re: Dublin Calling

Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 1:18 pm
by KenKurzweil
Thank you Paula and the entire Dublin team for everything you have been doing in preparation for a great event. Our travel plans are now set. Suzanne and I are looking forward to seeing everyone on Thursday night.

Re: Dublin Calling

Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:41 pm
by friscogrl
I will also be there Thursday evening. Two months to go!


Re: Dublin Calling

Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:39 pm
by Judy
If all goes according to plan (no missed planes etc.) will be arriving early Thursday afternoon and so much looking forward to seeing you all at the Landsdowne Hotel in the evening. Thank you to Paula, Albert, Sheila, Marie and Afric and Ken :D ... roll on August!!

Re: Dublin Calling

Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:33 pm
by Janetld
And I will be there Thursday too, and really looking forward to meeting you all. Thank you so much to the organisers, you must have worked so hard to get it all together.

Re: Dublin Calling

Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:03 am
by Henning
Count me in for Thursday evening + 2 more Germans.