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Irish forum meet-up

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Postby Cracked Pleasures » Sat Jul 08, 2006 7:15 am

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Postby Bref » Sat Jul 08, 2006 1:46 pm

Where did morrissey live in Dublin?
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Postby Cracked Pleasures » Sat Jul 08, 2006 4:52 pm

Not sure where he lived, but I know he had an apartment somewhere in town. He often went to the Great George Street area, where the local vegetarian restaurant was a place he frequented. Not the Hare Krishna-run one, but the more classy vegetarian restaurant in the same street... He sold his Dublin apartment when he relocated to LA.
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Postby Bref » Mon Jul 10, 2006 2:51 pm

These are good b&bs near my house. It's a short bus ride from the city centre and is in a nice area:

<a href="http://www.trav.com/wri/property.php?HostelNumber=13734" target="_blank">Botanic B&B</a>

<a href="http://www.acarahouse.com/" target="_blank">Drumcondra</a>

This is right in the centre of town, not sure about the price though and there are certain risks associated with dublin city centre, also prices are a lot higher in the city:


<a href="http://www.trav.com/wri/property.php?HostelNumber=9169" target="_blank">cheapest decent one i could find in town</a>



Thi B&B is nearer to the venue than the others but it may be hard to reach from the airport or dublin port:

<a href="http://www.irishbeds.com/bnb/dublin/298.html" target="_blank">Rathfarnham</a>


I'd recommend stayng in one of the first ones and travelling to Marlay park by bus on th eday.
I'll keep looking for better ones and post them asap
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Postby Grim O'Grady » Mon Jul 10, 2006 8:00 pm

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Postby Cracked Pleasures » Mon Jul 10, 2006 8:14 pm

and probably Elko and Miserable Liar as well. That makes almost 10, not bad at all!

I propose we rent some rooms in the same B&B, which is handy to meet up before the gig and go to the gig together (as it will be tough to find eachother in the crowd, so why not meeting up in front and taking the bus to Marlay Park together?)

I am in Dublin Thursday so I'll also keep my eyes opened on B&B options.
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Postby Grim O'Grady » Mon Jul 10, 2006 8:40 pm

would it not be more favourable to get some place not far from the gig, we'll all be pumped up after it & I'd think if we can keep it up there & keep us all together it would be best eh? There's usually some nearby pub that holds some sort of do anyhoo after the gigs, so we could always tag on & have our own Strangeways table?
Our flight aint back until 4.30pm on Wednesday, so we've got time next day to get back to the airport from anywhere tbh, so it's not that important where we end up though.
We ought to get some wee stickers or flyers to publish our site maybe?

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Postby Cracked Pleasures » Mon Jul 10, 2006 9:07 pm

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Postby Grim O'Grady » Tue Jul 11, 2006 8:48 pm

I've got a couple of mates coming over from Manchester, so that will bolster the numbers a tad eh?
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Postby Bref » Tue Jul 11, 2006 9:11 pm

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Postby Cracked Pleasures » Wed Jul 19, 2006 2:06 pm

I looked around in the capital last weekend, and the whole area of Gardiner Street is packed with B&B's and hotels, it's one next to another really. Also, the street has a sort of general booking office arranging bookings for all B&B's in the area. Rooms cost in average 40 to 50 euro per night, every room contains one or two beds and is en-suite. Dorms are usually between 15 and 20 euro/night. The pubs and shops are just around the corner of the street as it's in the heart of the city, and the busses from the airport and to Marlay Park stop around the corner.

Maybe not a bad location?? Or would it be cheaper per room if we'd go a slight bit out of the inner city?
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Postby Bref » Wed Jul 19, 2006 4:36 pm

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Postby Cracked Pleasures » Wed Jul 19, 2006 7:38 pm

Keep it flaming your desire, always rising higher - Aim for stars and hit the sky
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Postby elko » Wed Jul 19, 2006 8:52 pm

Sounds good. Cheap has to be the priority as far as I'm concerned.
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Postby elko » Mon Jul 24, 2006 10:50 pm

In fact, best to say now that I won't be able to make this. It would be great fun to meet you all (or in some cases, meet again), but it can't really be done on my current income, which is no income at all, just a rather pallid and stagnant sum in the bank that I shouldn't really keep chipping away at. I really hope it goes ahead though - a Strangeways meet on foreign soil would be the next step towards world domination....

(By the way Grim, is your pal Shuggy an internet-traverser at all? He seemed like a pretty colourful character but far as I know he isn't on here?)
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