When you make your travel plans for Dublin, keep in mind the times for the walking tours on Tuesday, 9 July, the pre-conference get-together on Tuesday evening at Duke’s and, in particular, the two-day excursion to Sligo from Sunday, 14 July, to Monday, 15 July. Because the Sligo tour can only go ahead if there are 24 or more takers, please do not wait until you are dispatching the Registration Form, but include your intention to go on the tour in your answer to this email. The cost is €140/ $170/ £112. This includes bus travel, the entrance fees and B+B at the 4* Glasshouse Hotel in Sligo (double occupancy). The single room supplement is €25. This information should reach John Gery (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) by 25 January 2013.
TRAVEL TO DUBLIN
All conference participants and others who attend are also responsible for making their own travel and lodging arrangements. (See attachment, “Arriving at Dublin Airport and Hotel Booking.”) The sooner you book your accommodation the better, as July in Dublin is the busiest month of the year. For Internet booking go to booking.com and search for hotels in Dublin. These are listed in four groups: Most popular hotels - Budget hotels – Best reviewed hotels – Luxury Hotels.
Arriving at Dublin Airport
There are three kinds of buses from the Airport to the centre of Dublin:
1. The Airport Express Dublin Bus Route 747
2. The Dublin City Bus Route 41
3. Aircoach to City Centre (This service, sometimes referred to locally as the “blue bus,” stops directly outside Trinity College.)
Check for exact details nearer to July because of possible timetable changes.
It is advisable to book as early as possible. The conference opens informally on Tuesday evening, 9 July, at The Duke in Duke Street at 8 pm. The last session will end approximately at 5 pm, Saturday, 13 July
The two-day excursion to Sligo is from Sunday, 14 July to Monday, 15 July. If you want to include these pre- and after-events, you will have to make your flight and hotel bookings accordingly. Accommodation in Sligo is included in the excursion fee.
For booking your hotel on the internet, go to booking.com and search for hotels in Dublin. There you will find the following choices:
- Most popular hotels
- Budget hotels
- Best reviewed hotels
- Luxury hotels
Make sure that you choose a hotel within easy walking distance of Trinity College.
Other links for Hotels in Dublin include:
Accommodation will also be available on the Trinity College Campus and may be booked at:
This site also provides links to other accommodation. Anybody wishing to stay in Trinity should book as soon as possible, since space is limited.
TOUR OF TRINITY COLLEGE
Tuesday 9th of July 10 a.m. – 12 noon
Guided by Joseph O’Gorman (well-known Trinity graduate and founder of the College Tours), this tour will provide a brief history of the College from its foundation in 1592 to the present and a description of some of its main buildings and spaces, including Front Square, Front Arch, the Examination Hall, the Dining Hall, College Chapel, the Campanile, and the Berkeley and Ussher Libraries. Participants will be shown the building where Samuel Beckett had rooms, and places associated with other writers and artists, such as Jonathan Swift, Oliver Goldsmith, George Berkeley, Oscar Wilde, and Henry Moore, will also be visited. The tour will conclude with a visit to the Old Library and Long Room, which will include a viewing of The Book of Kells and other important artefacts from the College’s collections.
Special EPIC 2013 price of €10 per person (access to the Old Library and Long Room alone costs €9).
THE POUND GUIDE TO DUBLIN
Tuesday, 9 July, 2pm and 4pm
Assembly at the Nassau Street entrance to Trinity College. Poet and Francis Stuart biographer, Kevin Kiely will take you past Finn’s Hotel (James Joyce), Lincoln’s Inn/Clare Street (Samuel Beckett), the ghost of Greene’s Bookshop, The Wilde Corner of Merrion Square: Sir William Wilde, Lady Wilde 'Speranza' and Oscar Wilde; Merrion Square: W. B. Yeats, George Russell (AE), Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu with reference to Charles Maturin; the Shelbourne Hotel (George Moore, Oliver St John Gogarty, Elizabeth Bowen), Kildare Street (Bram Stoker). Dail Eireann (referred to in Zukofsky’s A ) ending at Molesworth Street facing Dawson Street where Pound met Mrs Yeats. There is no fee, but mark the Registration form and select a preferred time.
All photographs by Walter Baumann
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