TRIP MEETING SCHEDULED -- Tuesday, May 2nd at 7pm, at the Buffalo Brewpub, Main & Transit in Williamsville ... RSVP to shannonpub@aol.com. Balance is due at this meeting. Good time to ask any questions, meet the other travelers, have a practice pint! MAKE SURE YOU RSVP!

IRELAND 2018

If interested, drop us a note at shannonpub@aol.com, and we'll put you on the e-maillist.

Price is $2,499 for double occupancy, and $2,999 for single occupancy.

Dates are October 8th to October 16th, 2018.

We've got about 25 people tentatively joining us for this year, which is a great start! Again, let me know you're planning on joining us now, and I'll save your seats. In the meantime, you might want to do a little research on Trip Insurance. Slainte!

   

We recommend Trip Insurance with AAA or similar.

Email us at ShannonPub@aol.com to hold your seat!

Renew your passport early, give the government extra time:

http://growlermag.com/mill-renew-your-passport-now/

ITINERARY (subject to change)

1.C/20NY/GROUPS DIRECT/SHANNON PUB TOURS

1@B6 1616 W MON 8OCT BUFBOS HK20 1708 1834

2@EI 138 W MON 8OCT BOSDUB HK20 2130 0840*1

3@EI 137 W TUE 16OCT DUBBOS HK20 1130 1335

4@B6 815 S TUE 16OCT BOSBUF HK20 1806 1939

 

PNR REF-28BAWJ

Translation:

1 -- B6 (Jet Blue) flies at 5:08pm on October 8th from Buffalo to Boston Airport. Arrives 6:34pm. We'll stay in the same terminal, have time for a cocktail, and then board...

2 -- EI (Aer Lingus) flies at 9:30pm to Dublin, arriving the next morning at 8:40am. It's about a six-hour flight. Our coach awaits, and we'll meet Dave, and head across to Galway by about noon or one pm.

3 -- We'll fly out of Dublin on the 16th of October, arriving at Boston at 1:35pm, then wile away four hours (quick trip downtown Boston?) until

4 -- Jet Blue #2402 back to Buffalo, home about 7:39pm.

Day One -- Monday, October 8, 2018

Fly from Buffalo to Dublin via Boston, using Jet Blue and Aer Lingus. Flight from Buffalo leaves at 4:00pm, and we arrive in Dublin the net morning at 8:00am-ish. Sleep on the plane!

Day Two -- Tuesday, October 9

OK, we've arrived at Dublin Airport, cleared customs, and it's 8:40am. Our soon-to-be-best-buddy Dave Spillane will meet us and escort us to the coach. We'll drive across to Galway, getting into the thriving town at noon. Time for a walkaroud before we're able to check in at about 2:00pm. We're staying at the Jurys Inn Spanish Arch, right on Quay Street. Right in the middle of everything.

Day Three -- Wednesday, October 10

We start the day with breakfast in the hotel, a full Irish breakfast every day ... then into the coach at 9am for a day tour of Connemara, including the Staunton Store in Spittal.. Back fairly early for an afternoon and evening on your own to see the sights of Galway. Most likely a music session at the Tig Ceoil, just steps from the hotel.

Day Four -- Thursday, October 11

Into the bus at 9:00am to start making our way to Killarney. We'll visit the amazing Cliffs of Moher in the morning. We'll take the ferry across the Shannon River to Tarbert . Lunch in Kilkenny probably, then it's into Killarney by late afternoon. We check into our hotel, the Eviston House, and start the first of three nights in beautiful Killarney Town.

Day Five -- Friday, October 12

Optional jaunting car tour of the Lakes of Killarney, then a visit to Blarney Castle, Blarney Woolen Mills, and historic Cobh.

Day Six -- Saturday, October 13

An amazing drive today around the Ring of Kerry! Back for our third evening in Killarney.

Day Seven -- Sunday, October 14

Off to Dublin! We'll arrive in Dublin after lunch, then visit the Guinness Brewery and Storehouse for a tour. Two nights at the Jurys Inn Christchurch, in the heart of the walkable center-city.

Day Eight -- Monday, October 15

Day trip includes Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough (St. Kevin's), Avoca and its woolen mills. Back in town in the afternoon for our last night in Dublin.

Day Nine -- Tuesday, October 16

Early morning for the short drive to the Dublin Airport to board at about 10:00am. We're back to Buffalo at about 4:00pm.

Again, all of these arrangements are tentative, and subject to change.

 


 A deposit of $300 will guarantee your seat, and is refundable until April 3rd, when the balance of the trip is due. We recommend your consider a Trip Insurance investment (usually about $120 per person, AAA offers a good package) to provide for a return of your trip payment in the case of sickness, etc. After full payment in April, any potential for cancellation reimbursement is subject to the trip re-filling to its maximum 50 people per coach, and subject to change fees at the minimum.

Currency: The Euro is worth about $1.20. We recommend buying your euros after you've arrived. There are ATM's all over, which accept US credit and debit cards. BE SURE to let your credit card company know you'll be traveling to Ireland, or they might turn down your transaction in the name of fraud prevention. All restaurants and most pubs take credit cards.

Gratuities: Generally bartenders do not expect tips. If you get to know them a little, it's nice to leave something. Waitresses, however, DO count on tips, and 15% is normal nowadays. Our driver, the lovely David, also depends on your tips. We require a minimum of 30 euros per person tip for Dave, which you can give to him personally on the last day of the trip. Don't be embarrassed about giving him more, he's worth it!

Jury's Inn Christchurch, Dublin 011 353 1 454 0000

Jury's Inn Spanish Arch, Galway 011-353 91 566 444

Eviston Hotel, Killarney 011 353 64 663 1640

Kevin's Cell in Ireland -- 716-563-1781

Dave Spillane's (driver) cell in Ireland, 011-353-87-23-42176 

 

ONE SUITCASE PER PERSON IS FREE

Passengers are permitted 1 bag up to 23kgs (50lbs) free of charge.

Baggage fees apply for 2nd and subsequent checked bags.

A maximum of 3 additional bags per passenger can be booked on the website.

Bag Size: One bag at 158 cms/62 ins, second and subsequent bags at 140 cms/55ins.

The weight of any one piece of baggage must not exceed 32Kgs/70lbs.

Any additional bags and Excess weight (23kgs - 32kgs) will be charged. See table.

No pooling or sharing of baggage allowances is permitted, even within a party travelling on the same booking.

The fees are non-refundable.

ONE CARRY-ON PER PERSON IS FREE

Cabin baggage must weigh less than 10 kgs / 22 lbs in total carried in one bag per passenger and be small enough to fit in an overhead bin or under your seat.

The maximum dimensions for a cabin bag are 55cm x 40cm x 20cm or 22in x 16in x 8in.

 

These limits are strictly enforced. Passengers in breach of the baggage allowance policy will be subject to additional baggage charges at the gate or may be offloaded.

All cabin/carry-on bags are checked and weighed at the airport. Any bags exceeding size and/or weight will be checked-in and passengers must pay a fee of 40.00 or equivalent per bag per flight for their bags when checking-in.

Passengers are not permitted to carry any bag containing sharp objects. Also please note carriage of liquids is curtained as per the EU Security Rules At Airports, effective since 6 November 2006.

Flights departing the USA are subject to TSA security rules.


Shannon Pub-in-Exile

Kevin's contact info:

www.shannonpub.com (716) 563-1781

To add your name to the list, email us at ShannonPub@aol.com

This article includes our own driver, Dave Spillane! ...

Please print the form above, and mail to Kevin Townsell -- 54 Heathwood Road -- Williamsville, NY 14221

Make Check out to "Shannon Pub Tours"