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Easy Access to Dun Laoghaire
Dun Laoghaire is located in South County Dublin, about 10km from the capital city, Dublin. It is easily accessible by land, sea and air
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The closest ports to the National Yacht Club are Dun Laoghaire itself, and Dublin Port, which is 20-30 minutes by car, depending on time of day. Rosslare is about 2 hours south, and Belfast or Larne is about 2 hours to the north.
Concession rates have been negotiated with Irish Ferries, Stena Lines and P&O.
Irish Ferries have given concession rates on the Holyhead-Dublin and the Pembroke-Rosslare routes. To get full details and to avail of these special rates, please click Irish Ferries Concession Rev.
Stena are offering special rates on all their routes. The fares and conditions can be seen by clicking the following link SOVEREIGN SKI TOPPER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2011 (2). Competitors can book online, the correct web address which must be typed in the http: bar is www.stenaline.co.uk/specialevent and then enter first name, surname and event code which is TOPPER2011.
P&O ferries have offered concession rates to the Northern Ireland, on the Troon-Larne and Cairnryan-Larne routes. To avail of these rates, please click P&O Ferries Concession.
There are other ferry operators and ferry routes to Ireland from the UK and Europe, and the various routes can easily be compared on www.directferries.ie. Ferry companies using the ports of Dublin or Dun Laoghaire include Irish Ferries (www.irishferries.com), P&O Irish ferries (www.poferries.com) and Stena Line.
There are good road connections to Dun Laoghaire from all over the country. For those with Sat Nav, the location of the National Yacht Club is 53° 17.635’ N, 06° 07.770’ W.
The M50 is the circular motorway around Dublin. For directions from the M50, click here.
Parking is readily available in multi-storey car-parks and on-street. A concession rate for parking has been arranged. Please ask at registration or in Race Office.
Dublin is serviced by scheduled and low-cost airlines.
- Aer Lingus is the national carrier and flies from many UK and European airports, both international and regional, often at very competitive rates. www.aerlingus.com
- Ryanair is another well-known carrier, with many alternative departure airports, from Britain and beyond. www.ryanair.com
- Many other European and British airlines fly into Dublin on a regular basis, such as BMI (www.flybmi.com)
Aircoach, also known as the “Blue Bus” offers a service from outside the Arrivals Terminal in Dublin Airport. There are 6 different routes, 4 of which go to South Dublin. It is important to choose the correct route (although other routes can bring you to the general area and you could complete your journey by taxi). The direct Aircoach to Dun Laoghaire is the Killiney/Dalkey route, using the County Hall/Marine Road stop for the National Yacht Club, or the Royal Marine Hotel stop for the Royal Marine Hotel. This service operates hourly and rates are adult €8.00 one way and €14.00 return (child under 13, €2.50 & €3.50 respectively) (correct at February 2011). The transfer time is approximately 40 mins. For full details, including on-line booking go to www.aircoach.ie
For those who are using the self-catering accommodation at UCD Belfield , the Leopardstown route stops at the gate of the University Campus (Montrose Hotel/UCD slip road stop) and runs every 15-20 minutes.
Dun Laoghaire rail station is 3 minutes walk from the National Yacht Club. It is well-served by the suburban commuter train service (the “DART”) to and from Dublin City Centre, and also by national rail. Timetables and further details for both the DART and national rail services are found on www.irishrail.ie.
Dublin Bus is the bus transport company for Dublin City and environs. The No 7 bus and the No 46A bus run from Dublin city centre to Dun Laoghaire by different routes. For those staying in the UCD Belfield accommodation, the 46A passes every 7-10 minutes, on its route from Dublin City Centre to Dun Laoghaire. Further information about Dublin Bus routes, including route planner, is available on www.dublinbus.ie and a free iPhone app (Dublin Buster) is available which gives bus timetables and routes.