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Hi All,


The Dingle bunkhouse bookings are in Post number 3 below

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Dunquin Dun Chaoin Hostel - Dunquin, Ireland - Hostel Review

Dunquin Hostel is located in Dunquin, a small town on the western tip of the Dingle Peninsula in Ireland's County Kerry. The hostel itself is on the main road through Dunquin, a short drive from Dingle. For backpackers, it is right on the Dingle Way, and if you prefer to walk the roads, it is about a three-hour walk from Dingle through the hills or a five-hour walk via the coast road.

The building is modern, clean, spacious, and in good repair. It's easily identifiable from the road thanks to the An Oige (Irish Youth Hostel Association) sign hanging at the end of the driveway. Dorms vary from four to ten beds. There is also one two-bed room. Beds are metal bunks, and you must either rent or provide your own sheets. The views from the bedrooms over Dunquin and the Blasket Islands are a treat to wake up to. On a temperate April night, the bedrooms were, if anything, too warm -- a rare complaint in an Irish hostel. While some bedrooms are en-suite, and others have a sink in the room, there are also bathrooms down the hall -- one for ladies and one for gents. These bathrooms, like the rest of the building, are clean and modern.

The common areas are downstairs. The kitchen is large enough and impressively well-stocked with pots and pans, as well as dishes and utensils. The dining area is a highlight of the hostel, with large windows providing views even more impressive than those from the bedrooms. Wooden picnic tables provide plenty of seating. The lounge is cozy and convivial, and there are also a few seats and a small table on the front porch.

Dunquin itself is not so much a village as an area, so travelers may want to grocery shop in advance. The hostel does sell a limited stock of canned and dry goods, though, as well as provide meals for an extra fee. Although there is no village center, there is a lovely pub/restaurant a few minutes walk down the road. The Blasket Center and ferries to the Blasket Islands are also nearby.
 

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TLD Accommodation update

Included in this post..

RED = UPDATED INFO

1 Sleeps to go
2 Updated Bunkhouse list,
3 TA Lowestoft list, I need numbers asap. An evening meal, a place to securely park your bike, use of their ablutions, cheap bar, place to put up a tent or sleep on a roll mat or gym mat in the drill hall and as if that isn’t enough you get a cup of tea and a bacon butty prior to Saturday mornings departure. All this for £6.00 payable on the night. (not £8.00 as mentioned earlier)
4 Camping in Dingle
5 Grub in Dingle
6 Hi-Viz vests

If anyone can spot a fault or can see someone I have missed off any list, or included someone who won’t actually be there, let me know asap please.


1. 30 sleeps to go,

2. Here’s an updated list of accommodation in the dingle bunkhouse. The price includes bedding and a continental breakfast. Anyone still wanting a bed please let me know asap.

Twin- €70.00-
Palerider Winxp-master, Bunk beds on suite room

Triple- €80.00-
Hotgloves & his brother

4 man- €27.00 per bed-
Dysan, Whitevanman Paul-S, AckAckFlack

4 girl- €27.00 per bed-
Meesh, Dr Law, Miss Barkingmadscot, Raggerty


6 man No 1- €25.00 per bed-
MarkR, Stuart, Barrowload, Walrus, BlueSkies, uktiffy

6 man No2- €25.00 per bed-
Royster, Iainic, sean, Panzer, Alex Lyons, PeteVee

8 man No1- €22.00 per bed-
Stumpyfingers, The Cunningham’s 1,2 & 3, Mike3xl, Bonzo1, Bonzo1`s son, , RockOz,

8 man No2- €22.00 per bed-
PanRider, Snaphappy, Fishbone, Jones, PDSquire, Kevsear, Miff, Barkingmadscot

10 man- €18.00 per bed-
GOG007, Austin, Gareth c/o GOG007, tickertyboo, BTBLOKE, raymo, James691, Farky, Ady & the big green tiger, skilly



Deleted from the above list are: Arborist, Traveler, Frad, kitped, DazMax,sadpsych,adam,nosharpobjects

Added to list: The Cunningham's 1,2 & 3, tickertyboo, whitevanman, raggerty.

3. TA Center Lowestoft. Listed so far in post No 4 below…
LOADS OF NAMES MISSING!!!! Come on peeps the TA are going out of their way to help us, please lets use the service they have kindly agreed to provide. £6.00 for two meals plus a place to kip and park your bike safely!!!!

4. Don’t forget camping facilities are available at Krugers pub at a cost of €3.00 per tent, payable on the night.

5. On Saturday night the bunkhouse will provide us all (100 riders) with a meal cost €8.00 payable on the night. Shall I book everyone some food unless I’m told otherwise ?????? There won’t be anywherelse to get fed at that time of night, or so I’m led to believe.

6. HI-ViZ vests- it was decided late last year that it would be good not to mention safe, if we all had the same Hi-Viz vest on. PDS is taking the orders and all of a sudden there has been a drop in sales. More info on the TLD website www.thelongestday.org.uk

Ash.
 

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Re: TLD Accommodation update

Ash, to confirm the pm sent to you last month re. me & Debbie:

2 x meals at the TA centre, please.
2 x " " " bunkhouse, please.
Accommodation - b&b booked both ends.

Just checked my pm which was, for some unknown reason, sent to Snaphappy :confused:

Rgds

TA Center Lowestoft. Listed so far…

PanRider
Snaphappy
Fishbone
Kevsear
Miff
Winxp-master
Stumpyfingers
Raymo
Barkingmadscot & 1 ***
Royster
iainic
panzer
GOG007
RockOz
Littleport
Molezy
Paul-S
AckAckFlack
Meesh
Stageonesimmo
Pugsley & 1
Jones
Btbloke
Palerider
Mikek3xl
Uktiffy
Hotgloves
Martynreynolds
rick
DoctorLaw
Austin
PeteVee
Farky
Dysah
James691
ady&thebig green tiger ***
Skilly***
Steinberg X 2 ***
Bonzo1 plus son ***
Axe


*** = Food but no Accom required.
NOT requiring food or Accommodation in Lowestoft: Chrisstrom, kpbrad47, 82bob & wife, stuart yaxley, barrie price,
sean

50 names so far
 

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Return Ferry Details

Everyone's Return Ferry Details

02 - Austin - Austin Winckler - Dublin Port June 21st @ 16:00
03 - dotorlaw - Roslyn Law - Rosslaire June 21st @ 09:00
05 - Raggerty - Karen Fogerty - Rosslaire June 21st @ 09:00
06 - raymo - Ray Selway - Belfast June 22nd @ 11:45
07 - PeteVee - Peter Taylor - Rosslaire June 21st @ 09:00
08 - Panrider - Ashleigh Turley - Rosslaire June 20th @ 09:00
09 - Farky - Nigel Farquhar - Dublin Port June 21st @ 08:20
10 - Paul-s - Paul Stanley / Michelle Bradbeer - Rosslaire June 20th @ 09:00
11 - MarkAnthony - Mark Anthony Cunningham (Son) - Dublin Port June 22nd @ 16:00
12 - Palerider - Derek Mellon - Dublin Port June 20th @ 16:00
13 - Sean - Sean McKeeman - Belfast June 21st @ 13:30
14 - White man van - Richard Toth - Rosslaire June 21st @ 09:00
15 - Panzar - Simon Harris - Dublin Port June 20th @ 16:00
16 - winxp-Master - Craig Niel - Dublin Port June 20th @ 16:00
18 - MarkR - Mark RayBould - Rosslaire June 21st @ 09:00
19 - stuart - Stuart Carefoot- Dublin Port June 20th @ 16:00
20 - SnapHappy - Nicholas O'Neill- Rosslaire June 21st @ 09:00
21 - Barrowload - Alan Barrow - Dublin Port June 23rd @ 08:20
22 - walrus - Dene taylor - Dublin Port June 23rd @ 08:20
23 - Fishbone - Andy Dow - Rosslaire June 20th @ 09:00
24 - Ruggs - Shaun Goddard - Dublin Port June 24th @ 08:30
25 - pdsquire - Phil Squire / Hazel Loades - Dublin Port June 23th @ 13:15
26 - Barkinmadscot - Barry King / Georgina Johnson - Belfast June 21st @ 13:30
27 - Bonzo1 - Billy Turner / Ryan Turner - Belfast June 21st @ 13:30
29 - mike3xl - Michael Lever / Rosslaire June 21st @ 09:00
31 - BigMark - Mark John Cunningham (Dad) - Dublin Port June 22nd @ 16:00
33 - Alex Lyons - Alex Lyons - Rosslaire June 21st @ 09:00
35 - jones - Owen Sewyer - Rosslaire June 20th @ 09:00
38 - stageonesimmo - Brain Simm - Belfast June 20th @ 17:00
41 - Iainnic - Iain Nicholson - Rosslaire June 21st @ 09:00
44 - Rory - Rory Cunningham (Son) - Dublin Port June 22nd @ 16:00
45 - hotgloves - Simon Reynolds - Belfast June 22nd @ 11:45
46 - martynreynolds - Martyn Reynolds - Belfast June 22nd @ 11:45
48 - Axe - Alex Rawson / Cathy Rawson - Dublin Port June 21st @ 08:20
49 - R6gixahaonda - Adrian Foster - Rosslaire June 21st @ 09:00
50 - stumpyFingers - Simon Skinner - Dublin Port June 20th @ 16:00
51 - GOG 007 - Mark Smith - Rosslaire June 21st @ 09:00
55 - littleport - Matt Hallam - Rosslaire June 21st @ 09:00
57 - AckAckFlack - Gary Flack - Dublin Port June 23rd @ 16:00
58 - Dyson - Lee Read - Dublin Port June 27th @ 08:20
59 - RockOz - Oliver Carter - Rosslaire June 21st @ 09:00
60 - kpbrad47 - Kev Bradley - Dublin Port June 21st @ 16:00
61 - Chrisstrom - Chris Hagan - Dublin Port June 21st @ 16:00
62 - bigmac - Ray Macdonald - Rosslaire June 21st @ 09:00
65 - Molezy - Gareth Cole - Rosslaire June 21st @ 09:00
66 - smudger&Allie - Ian Smith / Allison Smith - Dublin Port June 25th @ 16:00
67 - David S - David Shaw - Rosslaire June 22nd @ 09:00
68 - Major Martin Mars - Ian Troughton - Rosslaire June 22nd @ 09:00
69 - Tickertyboo - Gary Thomas - Rosslaire June 21st @ 09:00
70 - Yaco - Stuart Yaxley - Dublin Port June 21st @ 08:20
71 - The Glove -Barrie Price - Dublin Port June 21st @ 08:20
72 - 1200 GS - Neil James - Rosslaire June 21st @ 09:00
73 - Lefty&Jules - Paul Wright / Julie Leggett Wright - Dublin Port June 25th @ 16:00
74 - Kevsear - Kevon Conroy - Dublin Port June 21st @ 21:15
75 - miff - Lord Timothy Stubbs - Dublin Port June 21st @ 21:15
77 - Rick - Richard Morgan - Dublin Port June 21st @ 13:30
79 - StevenAdams - Stephen Adams / Jeanette Ashton - Dublin Port June 21st @ 13:30
82 - 82Bob - Bob Ballard / Cherie Ballard - Dublin Port June 21st @ 08:20
84 - ukTiffy - Robert Towersey - Rosslaire June 21st @ 09:00
88 - btbloke - Richard Bland - Rosslaire June 21st @ 09:00
617 - ScottyKM - Scott kirk-Matthewson - Rosslaire June 21st @ 09:00
666 - Royster - Roy Rigby - Rosslaire June 21st @ 09:00
691 - James691 - James Owens - Rosslaire June 21st @ 09:00
 

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Travel Documents

I have phoned both ferry companies, to check what is needed

Must (one of the following)

1. Passport / Driving Licence / Birth Certifiicate (But photo ID is Best)

Optional (for when in ireland)

2. V5 Log
3. MOT Certification (if needed)
4. Insurance Certificate
5. Recovery Number, the number maybe different phoning from Ireland remember its Europe, so you also need European cover

The optional stuff is mainly if run into problems...... Pulled by Poilce, accidents, bike goes for a wandered without YOU!!!!!!!
 

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I was compliling a route through Dublin after doing a reckee - havent got round to it yet - do you want this in the road book?

Off on hols til June but can sort when im back. Route from ferry port to motorway out of Dublin.

Yes it's being completed as we type and will be emailed out to all
 

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do you want this in the road book?

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Yes please that would be good, can you email it to snaphappy. Failing that, can you brief the riders, during the riders brief in the TA centre in Lowestoft, Friday night, prior to the ride ????
 

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The Roadbook have been emailled out, if you dont get it let me know with your email address :p
 

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Some of you are now requesting a change to the return route.

I can not just keep changing things and messing stenaline about, they have been good to us so far. We have got a reduced rate and free pillions, very kind of them

So any more changes are not be looked at, sorry
 

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Totally agree with that decision....there has to be a limit.

If I change vehicle will it be an issue?

If I miss the return ferry time will it be the usual conditions...ie admin fee plus difference on cost of next ferry retail to what paid? That could be the best thing to say to anyone who wants to amend...just pay at the ferry and take your chance.
 

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Some of you are now requesting a change to the return route.

I can not just keep changing things and messing stenaline about, they have been good to us so far. We have got a reduced rate and free pillions, very kind of them

So any more changes are not be looked at, sorry
riders 74 and 75 kevs ear and miff i accept no more changes or you would be here for ever

however mine has been booked incorrectly i am down on the list as coming back 21st when i need to come back same time on 20th as per original email from me and subsequent emil to let you know it was wrong

if you cant do it can you please give me a phone number and contact and ill be happy to do it myself

return ferry requested was

Dublin-Holyhead
Sun 20 Jun
Stena Adventurer
21:15
00:30


cheers kev
 

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