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    Hi guys,

    My name is François and I'm a supporter of Clermont (who wouldn't ).
    3 friends and I will be part of the yellow army in Limerick this weekend. We usually go to Dublin once a year for the usual game Leinster-Clermont but we never went to Limerick. We managed to get tickets (plane & game), unfortunately, that's all we have for now. We will land in Dublin on Friday and then... So I'm here to ask for your help on some topics. :
    • Do you think the bus is the best way to get from Dublin to Limerick ?
    • It seems a lot of hostels are full for the weekend so if you have some advice on where to stay (hostel, hotel, bridge, trees...) we would be grateful! We are looking for a place not too far from Thomond Park and not really expansive too (I know that's a lot of requirements...)
    • Last but not least, we're looking for the best places to spend time and have a couple of drinks with you guys, before and after the game, no matter what the score will be!

    Thanks a lot for your help! I've been looking forward to this weekend for a month now!

    François

    #2
    Hi Frisco, I'd say most hotels have been booked up or else raised their prices by now. Click here to see one option for you but it's a long taxi ride (18km) to the stadium. However you can book it today and keep searching, as you can cancel until tomorrow without paying a fee.
    Tis but a scratch.

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      #3
      Bus is good; it's direct, and cheap, about €15 each way.

      http://journeyplanner.buseireann.ie/jp/bin/

      As for pubs, I'd be a fan of the following:

      http://www.lockebar.com/

      http://limerick.ratemyarea.com/place...tar-pub-124795

      https://www.facebook.com/curragowerbar

      http://www.yelp.ie/biz/tom-collins-pub-limerick

      The North Star and Curragower are closest to TP. The new MR bar is very nice, too.

      Oh, and don't drink Guinness. It's ****e. Drink Beamish, which, to give the devil his due, Limerick pubs tend to do quite well.
      Ceterum censeo INM irrumandum esse.

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        #4
        He Francois,

        There are direct buses from Dublin airport to Limerick City center from a few different companies. Check here, here or here for time tables.

        I don't know about hotel availability (you're leaving it kind if late), but anywhere in the city center is close to Thomond Park. Try Pier 1 Hotel, The Boutique Hotel, Absolute Hotel, The Railway Hotel. A bit further out you have the Maldron or the Travelodge. I'm sure others can think of more.

        As for a few drinks, there are plenty of options. Basically anywhere in the city center in match day!

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          #5
          Originally posted by Frisco View Post
          Hi guys,

          My name is François and I'm a supporter of Clermont (who wouldn't ).
          3 friends and I will be part of the yellow army in Limerick this weekend. We usually go to Dublin once a year for the usual game Leinster-Clermont but we never went to Limerick. We managed to get tickets (plane & game), unfortunately, that's all we have for now. We will land in Dublin on Friday and then... So I'm here to ask for your help on some topics. :
          • Do you think the bus is the best way to get from Dublin to Limerick ?
          • It seems a lot of hostels are full for the weekend so if you have some advice on where to stay (hostel, hotel, bridge, trees...) we would be grateful! We are looking for a place not too far from Thomond Park and not really expansive too (I know that's a lot of requirements...)
          • Last but not least, we're looking for the best places to spend time and have a couple of drinks with you guys, before and after the game, no matter what the score will be!

          Thanks a lot for your help! I've been looking forward to this weekend for a month now!

          François
          Hi François, would have been happy to provide you with accommodation but unfortunately I am away this weekend.

          I had a look on air bnb and have included a few options. These are both good locations and maybe worth considering worst case scenario.

          https://www.airbnb.ie/rooms/4024061?...12-2014&s=HRKU

          https://www.airbnb.ie/rooms/4631622?...12-2014&s=n41V

          Town will be very busy after the game, but cant go wrong with the Curragower, and later on in town with Flannerys (Denmark street), Tom Collins, Nancys, there are lots of places.

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            #6
            Most hotel rooms in city Centre will be gone by now, from the list above The Absolute has some double rooms available, it's central but not cheap. I may be able to get a cheaper room there from the same guys who's tickets I've just passed on. Traveling from Dublin Airport to Limerick I always use http://www.dublincoach.ie/ Only 15 euro each way and 1 change, drops you off at Arthurs Quay in centre. Looks like rooms are available in the Raddison Blu on Ennis road who I believe due a Shuttle bus to Thomond Park or The Maldron near University of limerick which you can be dropped off at by the bus from the airport. Neither are cheap or particularly central.
            www.canvasclubshop.com

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              #7
              This has been discussed before on here but it's sad to see the same old "low supply, high price" scenario with one of your hotels Steve. Friday night costs €62 while same room on the Saturday is €192.

              Pardon mon amis mais il est tres difficile pour reserver une chambre bon marche pour le Samedi. Essayez le suggestions de Stringerbell dans cette post.

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                #8
                Francois - try roomex.com, they are showing some availability at reasonable prices. Might be a false hope though!

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Stan Guilfoyle View Post
                  This has been discussed before on here but it's sad to see the same old "low supply, high price" scenario with one of your hotels Steve. Friday night costs €62 while same room on the Saturday is €192.
                  My mate has cancelled his room now so can't help out there either. Unless the 3 traveling are a carpenter, baby boy and a virgin mother, it looks like there will be slim pickings roomwise in Limerick City Friday and Saturday night.
                  www.canvasclubshop.com

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                    #10
                    Francois Ive just tried lastminute.com and it has rooms in the Maldron in Roxboro in Limerick for £175 for the 2n (Fri/Sat). Ive never stayed there but its close to the city. If you end up really desperate you could look towards Shannon Airport, because there is a very good bus service from there to Limerick city. We often stay in Bunratty and get the bus in and out.

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                      #11
                      i have a room booked in travel lodge ennis road for saturday night. I need to cancel it unless someone wants it?

                      The room has a double bed and a couch bed with a pull out so will sleep four people. The rate was €111 for the one night.
                      Last edited by Boo-boo; 3rd-December-2014, 18:46.
                      Tic-Toc. POC and DOC. Stop the clock.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Thomond78 View Post
                        Bus is good; it's direct, and cheap, about €15 each way.

                        http://journeyplanner.buseireann.ie/jp/bin/

                        As for pubs, I'd be a fan of the following:

                        http://www.lockebar.com/

                        http://limerick.ratemyarea.com/place...tar-pub-124795

                        https://www.facebook.com/curragowerbar

                        http://www.yelp.ie/biz/tom-collins-pub-limerick

                        The North Star and Curragower are closest to TP. The new MR bar is very nice, too.

                        Oh, and don't drink Guinness. It's ****e. Drink Beamish, which, to give the devil his due, Limerick pubs tend to do quite well.
                        All okay except the locke,. Also, North Star and Curragower are not nearest Thomond Park. Fitzgeralds and Kinsella's are. But the former 2 are good spots.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Keyop View Post
                          All okay except the locke,. Also, North Star and Curragower are not nearest Thomond Park. Fitzgeralds and Kinsella's are. But the former 2 are good spots.
                          The Locke has good beers and a fine range of whiskeys. If I can stomach a Garryowen pub, it's grand.

                          "Closest to TP" meant those two were the nearest of the four I listed. I grant there was possible ambiguity.
                          Ceterum censeo INM irrumandum esse.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Thomond78 View Post
                            The Locke has good beers and a fine range of whiskeys. If I can stomach a Garryowen pub, it's grand.

                            "Closest to TP" meant those two were the nearest of the four I listed. I grant there was possible ambiguity.
                            The only thing Garryowen about that place is the owner. I despise the place, a pretentious place if you ever came across one.

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                              #15
                              Lads you're the best travel agency ever. Moments like these really make you proud of being a member of the red army

                              Also François if it's 4 of you, hiring a car might be a good deal. For instance at the moment you can get a Qashqai for two days from Dublin airport for €50 with avis online (www.avis.fr for you).
                              Although please note that leaving and going to the Dublin area by car is quite a pain, but a car can be more convenient. That is if you're ready to drive on the left side of the road obviously.
                              Good things happen to those who wait, though mostly much too late.

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