Getting There

You arrange your own flight. We suggest planning your trip so that you arrive the morning of Monday, June 24.

 
 
Airlink Express Ticket Kiosk. This is located outside the airport.

Airlink Express Ticket Kiosk. This is located outside the airport.

Dublin Airport to City Center

Getting to the city is simple. Go outside, following the signs for Airlink Express. You’ll stumble upon a kiosk where you can purchase a ticket, and wait for the bus. It’s about a 45 minute drive into town. Get off the bus based on whether you’re headed directly to Busaras Bus Station or if you’re spending time in Dublin doing other things.

 
Busaras Central Station and the small walk to the actual bus platform which is just north of the station.

Busaras Central Station and the small walk to the actual bus platform which is just north of the station.

Dublin to Bunclody

Eventually you’ll make your way to the Busaras Central Station, which is on the north side of the river. At Busaras you can purchase a ticket to Bunclody and then catch the bus outside the station a few paces north of the station itself. Expect a 2.5hr bus ride to Bunclody. There’s usually a 9:30, 12:30, & 16:00 bus. You’ll likely begin running into lots of Vox folk at the bus station if you’ve not already seen them at the airport.

You can learn more about this by visiting the Bus Eireann website. Don’t be too confused by the Dublin (Busaras) and Dublin (Connolly LUAS stop) on the timetables. You’ll buy tickets at Busaras for either platform.

 
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Bunclody

Once in Bunclody, you’ll walk a couple hundred yards southeast to Meadows BnB and get settled in for the next two days. There are little restaurants around town for dinner and good breakfast waits for you tomorrow morning.

People need wild places.  Whether or not we think we do, we do.  We need to be able to taste grace and know again that we desire it.  We need to experience a landscape that is timeless, whose agenda moves at the pace of speciation and glaciers.  To be surrounded by a singing, mating, howling commotion of other species, all of which love their lives as much as we do ours, and none of which could possibly care less about us in our place.  It reminds us that our plans are small and somewhat absurd.        BARBARA KINGSOLVER, Small Wonder