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    Pre European Tour Trip to Cork

    Anyone up for a wee jaunt to the south of Ireland on Saturday 30th June???

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    Quote Originally Posted by GASC1980 View Post
    Anyone up for a wee jaunt to the south of Ireland on Saturday 30th June???
    I would have bit im nae long booked up for St Patricks v Limerick 20/7 and possibly Shamrock or Dundalk in Europe.19/7

    F@cking typical

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    Quote Originally Posted by GASC1980 View Post
    Anyone up for a wee jaunt to the south of Ireland on Saturday 30th June???
    Aye !!

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    Im affshore on the 30th anyway so its nae actually an issue

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    I wouldíve joined you 2 Neilís, but got work commitment that weekend. Goin t Derry Dundalk this Friday tho, an thinking o takin the loon t Derryís away euro qualifier, just as a warm up for the real stuff tho!

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    Nice one, shame it's the low flying Cobh rather than the high flying Cork City but hey ho. As far as I remember their ground is ~6k, and about 3/4 of that is standing.

    Easiest way to get there? Train from Cork (~15 miles) then a 20-25 min walk (warning: Hill).

    Cork Airport has Edinburgh and Glasgow flights, no Aberdeen flights. If flying Aberdeen - Dublin, the easiest, fastest and cheapest way to Cork is by bus (AirCoach).

    Cork is a nice, vibrant city a bit smaller than Aberdeen with a more compact city centre. Cobh is a touristy seaside town, last place the Titanic was moored before its fateful journey.

    Any questions you think I might be able to help with, just ask (though I know Cork quite a bit better than Cobh).

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    Quote Originally Posted by neilthedon View Post
    Aye !!
    Easy for you to nip across to Manchester and fly from there. Will hae a look tonight fan I get home from work.

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    Fit like neilthedon? Might have to give this a miss. Can do it for £105 return. Glasgow to Liverpool train. Bide at John Lennon airport hotel then £12 Ryanair flight to Cork Saturday morning. Have you seen the price of digs in Cork??? Early morning flight Sunday back to the weeg.

    Or £120 return by train all the way from Glasgow Central via Crewe, Holyhead and Dublin!!!

    Let the Euro fun commence in a couple of weeks!!!

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    I may go to this. Not been to that part of Ireland before.

    As it happens, I am due to be in Manchester that weekend anyway, so I can get a flight across and back on the Saturday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GASC1980 View Post
    Fit like neilthedon? Might have to give this a miss. Can do it for £105 return. Glasgow to Liverpool train. Bide at John Lennon airport hotel then £12 Ryanair flight to Cork Saturday morning. Have you seen the price of digs in Cork??? Early morning flight Sunday back to the weeg.

    Or £120 return by train all the way from Glasgow Central via Crewe, Holyhead and Dublin!!!

    Let the Euro fun commence in a couple of weeks!!!
    Aye min. Well , flying works. Friday night in the Pool. Pint of Beamish in Cork the Saturday. What's a five star hotel for one night ?

    . Up ro you. I could do a bike rally that same weekend . So your call

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    Waiting to see what the ginger ninja is up to and also the lossie loon. He's talking about an Air BnB for the Saturday night similar to Split near Cork airport. If I go by train then I don't need digs on the Friday night. I'll keep you in the loop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kkong View Post
    I may go to this. Not been to that part of Ireland before.

    As it happens, I am due to be in Manchester that weekend anyway, so I can get a flight across and back on the Saturday.
    Bitty steep at £180 return for an in and out! If I go from Glasgow by train I get to Cork 9.30am so have the whole day and night there and back home on the Saturday.

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    I think the price of the accommodation will put a lot of folk off, its nae like its Vegas!

    The cheapest I can get it down to is drive to Newcastle..

    Ryanair Newcastle to Dublin £9.99
    Then overnight return coach Dublin Airport to Cork £30
    Ryan air back to Newcastle on the Sunday for £19

    Cant imagine I will do it as its not exactly a comfortable way to spend a weekend but there are ways and means of getting anywhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by GASC1980 View Post
    Bitty steep at £180 return for an in and out! If I go from Glasgow by train I get to Cork 9.30am so have the whole day and night there and back home on the Saturday.
    Right. So I could get across on a motorbike Holyhead to Dublin for about £90 return. Drive there, drive down to Cork etc.
    This Cobh ground is a fair bit out of Cork City Centre , and a "long" way from the airport ( as per air b,n,b. thing ) Bunch of wee island type bitties round there .With nice weather it would be a fine cruising around place.

    Might be better looking for beds in the Cobh area ? Unless there is a great urge to razz it up big in Cork itself after the game ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by neilthedon View Post
    Right. So I could get across on a motorbike Holyhead to Dublin for about £90 return. Drive there, drive down to Cork etc.
    This Cobh ground is a fair bit out of Cork City Centre , and a "long" way from the airport ( as per air b,n,b. thing ) Bunch of wee island type bitties round there .With nice weather it would be a fine cruising around place.

    Might be better looking for beds in the Cobh area ? Unless there is a great urge to razz it up big in Cork itself after the game ?
    Err, aye mebbes no ! Just checked prices round there. .......see what Lossieloon comes up with ?

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    Reason for the place I originally looked at Neil, was proximity t the airport, due t the 6am (!) flight on the Sunday. I still donít know if I can be away from work that weekend, but startin t really want t go, so where thereís a will thereís a way etc. Iíll know today for sure, and will take it from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LossieLoonLosinFaith View Post
    Reason for the place I originally looked at Neil, was proximity t the airport, due t the 6am (!) flight on the Sunday. I still donít know if I can be away from work that weekend, but startin t really want t go, so where thereís a will thereís a way etc. Iíll know today for sure, and will take it from there.
    K. I`m the same, it`s beginning to feel like the start to the Season !!

    ( Aye and a fine pint of Murphys served the local way wouldn`t go amiss either. Just the one , mind )

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    Doffed cap to you Neilthedon, you don't miss many of these trips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebeachend View Post
    Doffed cap to you Neilthedon, you don't miss many of these trips.
    Nah, there are "better " Top Dons than me when it comes to these trips !!

    I`m a faker, you`ll not see me at Arbroath . Just the Overseas glory hunting ones.

    ( btw it`s quicker/cheaper/easier for me to get this sort of thing than it is to get to Pittodrie for a home game )

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    Well,....looks like it`s just me then ? ( Although I`m sure there`ll be a few more once I get there ? )

    Usual Crew are falling out left,right and centre. Work, no time off, spent up for the month. all valid excuses .

    So I`ve dug one of my old bikes out the shed, fired her up, mot`d and taxed her. Booked the Holyhead to Dublin Ferries. £105 return. Hardest part has been Hotels. OK, I could probably take a tent , but even shared dormitary Hostels are £40 upwards. Hotels are starting at £100 a night. What is this place ??!!! Monaco ? Guess I`ll find out.

    Spottede my home from home. Fred Zepplins pub. on Parliament Street. I mean , how nae ? With a name like that !!

    Finally settled on the Travel lodge at Airport. 1.8 miles from Centre. So at worst I can walk back from Town.

    Been scoping out the bus routes to Cobh. two possiblilties, direct from outside Cork Kent railway station 24 mins. Or down to PassageWest ferry. 5 min crossing and anther bus around Cobh. May do that on way out , pre drinking.

    Now lets see about bars near the ground.............. COYR

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