Ireland
October-November 2009




LAUNCHED: 9 June 2009.       LAST UPDATED: 19 October 2009


Click here to read some commentary on the trip and to see some photos.


Accessed at least many times since 9 June 2009.



ITINERARY:

Day Date Description/Activity Location Notes
Wednesday 21 October Fly Boston-Dublin Drive from Jaffrey to Boston. Possibly Herb or Colette giving us a lift. Should probably leave by 1pm or so. Aer Lingus Fl 136; Dep 6:00pm. RT cost: $594.11. Booking Ref: 2841F6
Thursday 22 October Arrive Dublin at 5:15am. Bus to Central Bus Station. Staying at Buswells Hotel. http://www.buswells.ie/ My cost: 89. Ref: DUBrs-781231 Aer Lingus Fl 136; Arr 5:15am. RT cost: $594.11. Booking Ref: 2841F6
Friday 23 October Pick up rental car in Dublin and proceed to Athy, perhaps through Wicklow. Opening reception Shackleton Autumn School at end of day. Staying at Carlton Abbey Hotel. http://www.carltonabbeyhotel.com/home.html My cost for 3 nights: 135.
Saturday 24 October Shackleton Autumn School, Athy. Staying at Carlton Abbey Hotel. http://www.carltonabbeyhotel.com/home.html
Sunday 25 October Shackleton Autumn School, Athy. Staying at Carlton Abbey Hotel. http://www.carltonabbeyhotel.com/home.html
Monday 26 October Shackleton Autumn School, Athy. Bus tour. At conclusion, off to Fruitlawn. Visiting Arthur and Carol and staying at Fruitlawn.
Tuesday 27 October Touring in Ireland. Location unknown. Birr a possibility.
Wednesday 28 October Touring in Ireland. Arrive at Lakeview House. Ring Landmark Trust housekeeper re Obriss Farm. Christina Kay 0159 564398 (mobile: 07876 157764) early evening.
Thursday 29 October Touring in Ireland. At Lakeview House. Nearby touring. Perhaps dinner out with Daphne.
Friday 30 October Fly from Dublin to Gatwick via Ryanair. Drop off rental car. Pick up rental car. Drive to first of 3 nights at Obriss Farm. Rob, Sally, Bruce, Conrad and Mary. Ryanair Fl 114. Dep 11:40. Arr 1:05. My cost: 44.36. Ref: OGHY7B
Conrad flies Toulouse-Amsterdam-London Conrad probably by tube to London Bridge Station, then train to Edenbridge Town Station. Meet up at The Crown Inn pub in the High Street. She'll ring Rob; failing that, we might be in the pub waiting for her; and failing that she'll get a cab to the Farm (Relyon Taxis 01732 863800).
Conrad's phone 011.33.6.75.55.61.80
Rob's mobile in UK: 07789 080436.
Fl KL1017. Arr LHR 1:50.
Mary Cavanagh drives down from Bishops Stortford. Arrives 6pm or so. Fl KL1017. Arr LHR 1:50.
Saturday 31 October At Obriss Farm. Second of 3 nights at Obriss Farm. Ring Landmark Trust housekeeper re Princelet Street. Mrs Patricia Lloyd Kay 01303 268705 (mobile: 07724 117784) early evening. Possibilities: Knole, Ightham Mote, Hever, Chartwell, Down House, Penshurst, Oates Museum, etc.
Sunday 1 November At Obriss Farm. Third of 3 nights at Obriss Farm. Possibilities: Knole, Hever, Chartwell, Down House, Penshurst, Oates Museum, etc.
Afternoon 'Garden Party', 4pm onwards.
Duffy departs from Boston on Icelandair.
Monday 2 November Leave Obriss Farm, return rental car to Gatwick, go to Princelet Street, London, after 4pm via Victoria. First of 7 nights at Princelet Street. Rob, Sally, Bruce, Regina, Conrad and Duffy. Now fully booked.
Duffy arrives at LHR at noon. Will meet us at Princelet Street at 4pm or later. First of 7 nights at Princelet Street. Rob, Sally, Bruce, Regina, Conrad and Duffy. Now fully booked.
'Around the World in 80 Photographs.' Fellows only. 6:30pm Royal Geographical Society
Tuesday 3 November At Princelet Street, London. Second of 7 nights at Princelet Street.
Candlelit opening at Soane's Museum. First Tuesday of each month. 6-9pm. No booking. Free.
Wednesday 4 November At Princelet Street, London. Third of 7 nights at Princelet Street.
A100 Meeting for Rob. 10:30-3:30 at Foreign & Comm Office, King Charles St, SW1.
Thursday 5 November At Princelet Street, London. Fourth of 7 nights at Princelet Street.
At home' for friends and acquaintances, 5-8pm. As an alternative to those who can't make it on Sunday.
Friday 6 November At Princelet Street, London. Fifth of 7 nights at Princelet Street. Conrad leaves 8:10pm from LHR for Newark. Stephen Scott-Fawcett to fill her space for the weekend or portion thereof.
Dulwich Picture Gallery Dulwich. Train from Victoria to West Dulwich or from London Bridge to North Dulwich.
James Caird Society Dinner, Dulwich College, 6pm. Rob, Larsens, Regina, Duffy. Dulwich. Train from West Dulwich to Victoria.
Saturday 7 November At Princelet Street, London. Sixth of 7 nights at Princelet Street.
Sunday 8 November At Princelet Street, London. Seventh of 7 nights at Princelet Street.
Duffy departs LHR at 1pm for home.
Brick Lane Market open 8am-2pm. Petticoat Lane Market also open, closing around 2pm. Also Old Spitalfields Market.
Party from 5pm onwards. An alternative for those who can't make it is Thursday 5 November, 5-8pm.
Monday 9 November Leave Princelet Street by 10am. Depart for Cambridge via Liverpool Street. Staying at Mary's in Bishops Stortford.
Tuesday 10 November Get to Stansted. Depart for Dublin from Stansted. Ryanair Fl 205. Dep 8:15am; Arr 9:30am.
Return home via Dublin. Depart for Boston from Dublin. Aer Lingus Fl 137. Dep Dublin 1:50pm; Arr Boston 4:05pm
Rob goes to HTC meeting; Larsens stay overnight then on to Tucson. Rob returns to Jaffrey with John Field late that night.




Bruce and Sally Larsen at home in Jaffrey. They'll be at both Landmarks.




Rob Stephenson in Mulligans in Dublin last year, on the way to Athy. Rob will be at both Landmarks.




Regina Daly at O'Briens in Athy. Regina will only be at Princelet Street.




Conrad Paulus in Rome when we were at Sant' Antonio. Conrad will be at both Landmarks. She's bringing duck.




Duffy Monahon at Auchinleck, Boswell's house in Scotland. Duffy will only be at Princelet Street.




Stephen Scott-Fawcett at high altitude. He'll be with us at the end of the week.




Mary Cavanagh will be with us at Obriss Farm. Rob travelled through Africa with her.


LINKS:

Buswells Hotel, Dublin (Where we've booked rooms for 22 October 2009)

Shackleton Autumn School

Additional info on the Shackleton Autumn School

Carlton Abbey Hotel, Athy (Where we have an apartment for Friday-Sunday)

Information on Obriss Farm

Landmark Trust information on Princelet Street

Photos of Obriss Farm on Flickr

Photos of Princelet Street on Flickr


FOR INFORMATION ABOUT STAYING AT OBRISS FARM and/or PRINCELET STREET.