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    Hi folks - I'm going to be over in Belfast over the weekend of the Ulster match and fancy going. Is there likely to be any issues getting tickets? Has the time been confirmed yet?

    #2
    Kick off is at 14.40, however I think it's a sell-out. If you're in the city anyway though, no harm to scoot down to Ravenhill from about an hour beforehand and see if there's anyone selling tickets outside the main entrance - there's usually a few knocking about.
    Tis but a scratch.

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      #3
      Thinking of travelling from the Deep South. Any recommendations for hotels and eateries? Looks very expensive on tinternet!

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        #4
        Eateries aplenty, Belfast has turned into the veritable foodies paradise. Lots of nice places in and around the Cathedral Quarter which is the new cultural hub of the city.

        Alley Cat does great burgers, Le Poulet good chicken dishes/burgers, the Dirty Onion/Yardbird specialises in decent priced chicken with a good mix of craft beers. Could eat and drink for about £20/25 a head and thats including a bottle of wine/few beers.

        Stix and Stones has received good reports from friends-hot stone, cook your own steak, haven't been myself.

        If you're looking something a little more upmarket- Home, Howard Street, The Bar Grill at James Street South, Made in Belfast, Ox, and Coppi (a personal favourite) are all restaurants I would reccomend. Not much change out of £80-100 if you're dining for two and drinking though.

        In terms of hotels there are a couple of Holiday Inns and Jurys hotels fairly close to (and inn) the city centre. The Ramade Encore is off the Cathedral Quarter by Saint Ann's Square and it's meant to be reasonable. Had a friend over who stayed here and said it was nice. I couldn't stand over the Holiday Inn's/Jurys but I'd imagine they aren't bad either.

        There is also the Europa, Fitzwilliam and Merchant at the higher end of the scale. Merchant bar does quite nice cocktails but are pricey. A nice spot all the same if up as a couple rather than just on the rip for the rugby.

        Ravers will likely be open from 12ish and there are increasing numbers of people that will get down early for the 'atmosphere'. Improved bar facilities have helped this. After the rugby crowd will stick around for an hour or so and file out towards the town. The Errigle and Pavillion are within walking distance of the ground and are both rugby friendly. Few decent indian/chinese restuarants around these two bars as well. Bengal Brasserie in the Indian and I think Gaze the chinese.

        Anything else just ask.

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          #5
          That's brilliant info, thanks a million!

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            #6
            RHH, what is the best bet for parking at Ravenhill now?
            "We are going to hope to keep improving the environment in Munster. It’s about improving and setting standards where players and coaches can improve. Hopefully we can offer that more than just money.” Johann Van Graan 20/12/2017

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              #7
              I would suggest using the Park & Ride if you're only arriving in the car on the day, or if you're staying in the city centre just hop on a bus (the 6A). It may be a bit less congested than usual given that the game is on a Saturday afternoon rather than a Friday night, but with the game being a sellout the area around Ravenhill is still likely to be pretty bunged unless you get there more than an hour ahead of kick-off.

              Not so long ago I posted some info elsewhere about coming to Belfast, will try to dig it out shortly.

              EDIT - here we go, couple of different posts.
              http://www.munsterfans.com/threads/3...=1#post1464167

              http://www.munsterfans.com/threads/3...=1#post1464309
              Tis but a scratch.

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                #8
                Had a look at hotels and prices are eye-watering to say the least.

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                  #9
                  Very limited tkts available on tm currently - http://www.ticketmaster.ie/guinness-...minorcatid=225

                  Ravenhill usually opens around 90 mins before ko for Pro 12 games, so probably 1pm for the 2:40 pm ko.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by mr chips View Post
                    I would suggest using the Park & Ride if you're only arriving in the car on the day, or if you're staying in the city centre just hop on a bus (the 6A). It may be a bit less congested than usual given that the game is on a Saturday afternoon rather than a Friday night, but with the game being a sellout the area around Ravenhill is still likely to be pretty bunged unless you get there more than an hour ahead of kick-off.

                    Not so long ago I posted some info elsewhere about coming to Belfast, will try to dig it out shortly.

                    EDIT - here we go, couple of different posts.
                    http://www.munsterfans.com/threads/3...=1#post1464167

                    http://www.munsterfans.com/threads/3...=1#post1464309
                    Thanks Chippy.
                    "We are going to hope to keep improving the environment in Munster. It’s about improving and setting standards where players and coaches can improve. Hopefully we can offer that more than just money.” Johann Van Graan 20/12/2017

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                      #11
                      Saw earlier on that some of the above info is no longer correct with regards to Park & Ride locations etc. Check here for up-to-date guidance:
                      http://www.ulsterrugby.com/Fans/King...adiumFAQS.aspx

                      EDIT - erroneous information removed!
                      Tis but a scratch.

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                        #12
                        Hi, just for info the Methodist College Park & Ride is NOT from the main school grounds beside Queens, but from its playing fields just off the Ravenhill Road (approx 5 mins from the ground). Its called Pirrie Park, coming up the Ravenhill, you will pass a BP petrol station on the left and then a large Church. Take a left after the church, the ground is sign posted. Pirrie Park is the 2nd turn on the right. If you are coming down the Ravenhill, you will see a golf course on the left and the church will be on the right.

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                          #13
                          Thanks for that - pretty sure I've used that one before. However I wasn't sure about the location so rang Ulster Rugby to ask "Is that at Methody, more or less across from the museum?" and was told "Yes, that's right."
                          Tis but a scratch.

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                            #14
                            No probs. Just to confirm the ground will open at 1pm tomorrow.

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