Travelling to Clare

WHEN TO ARRIVE FOR A COURSE AND WHEN TO DEPART

Students must arrive and depart on Saturday only. Arriving or departing on other days incurs extra costs (see below). Arriving or departing at times outside the times given below also incurs extra costs.

Travel Details can be sent at a later time. Do not book flights until a place on a course is confirmed.

WHERE TO ARRIVE FOR A COURSE:

FLY to DUBLIN – Go by BUS to CLARE (Birdhill)

Our MEET & GREET service takes the worry out of travelling. All students are met by our CELS Representatives for both arrival and departure.

Students should arrive and depart to/from Dublin Airport and travel to/from Clare (Birdhill) by public bus. Students may also arrive and/or depart from Shannon Airport but there is an extra fee of €60 per trip.

There are many flights that go direct to Dublin.  Aer Lingus (and other airlines) allow young persons aged 12 years and over to travel unaccompanied with a Form of Indemnity completed and signed by the parent/guardian at the origin airport.  The Young Person must keep this for their return journey.  See the Aer Lingus website for the full and latest details regarding this: http://www.aerlingus.com/help/help/forms/#.d.en1237

Travelling with Ryanair: Ryanair does not accept bookings for children under age 16 unless booked with someone over 16.  Ryanair website:        www.ryanair.com

Many other airlines also service Dublin Airport: this link gives all the options – https://www.dublinairport.com/flight-information/online-timetables

CELS strongly recommends that you book a seat for your child for the Departure flight. In this way early on-line check-in for the Departure Flight is possible. It allows the student aged 16 and over to carry their Departure Boarding Card with them and thus avoid long lines at the check-in desk at Dublin Airport.

Students under 16 travelling from Spain must carry an authorisation letter issued by the Spanish police before they will be allowed to travel. Students under 16 travelling from other countries may also have rules regarding unaccompanied minors. Parents must find out the laws that apply to their country before booking.

The CELS MEET & GREET service:

Teenage students are met by a CELS representative when they arrive in Dublin Airport and brought to the correct bus to Birdhill. Students are also met when they get off the bus in Birdhill and transferred to their Host Families.  Similarly, teenage students are also helped at Dublin Airport by a CELS representative for their return journey by ensuring that they check-in properly. Normally there are several students attending the course on the same bus.

These are our present CELS Meet & Greet representatives:

Linda McCabe CELS Meet & Greet Representative

Cathy Whelan Assistant CELS Meet & Greet Representative

 

 

                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students must pay for the bus to and from Birdhill.  The bus fare is NOT INCLUDED in the course fee.  Return bus fare is 30 Euro.

ARRIVAL FLIGHTS

Arrival Flight to Dublin should arrive before 17:30

Arrivals after 17:30 – 30 Euro extra fee per person

Arrivals after 19:30 – 70 Euro extra fee per person

FLIGHTS SHOULD NOT BE BOOKED THAT ARRIVE AFTER 22:00.

 

DEPARTURE FLIGHTS

Early Departure Flights (before 13:15) require students to get the 2 am bus. Students can sleep on the bus. This is not a problem to us.

All Departures should be between 06:30 and 19:00.

Departures after 19:00 – 30 Euro extra fee per person

Departures after 21:00 – 70 Euro extra fee per person

 

REMEMBER – ARRIVE EARLY and DON’T LEAVE LATE

 

Students must arrive and depart on Saturday only. Arriving or departing on other days incurs extra costs:

Arrival on Friday before the course: €130 minimum;
Arrival on Sunday: €95 minimum;
Departure on Sunday after the course: €130 minimum;
Departure on Monday after the course: €180 minimum

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STUDENTS MAY ALSO TRAVEL TO/FROM SHANNON AIRPORT

We also meet students who arrive at Shannon Airport and transfer them to their Host Families.  Please note there is a €60 per trip extra charge for transfers to and from Shannon Airport. Here are the airlines that serve Shannon Airport with direct flights:

Ryanair        www.ryanair.com

Please note: Ryanair does not accept bookings for children under age 16 unless booked with someone over 16.

Alicante, Berlin, Faro, Fuertaventura, Kaunas, Krakow, Lanzarote, Malaga, Mallorca, Memmingen (Munich), Paris-Beauvais, Tenerife (South), Warsaw and Wroclaw.

ww.aerlingus.com

Faro, Lanzarote, Malaga

CONNECTING FLIGHTS TO SHANNON

You can make flight connections to Shannon Airport:

via Dublin or London-Heathrow (with Aer Lingus)   www.aerlingus.com

via London-Stansted, London-Gatwick or Manchester (with Ryanair)

www.ryanair.com

To find a flight or connection to Shannon Airport go to:

www.shannonairport.com/flight-info/timetable/index.html

Remember: There is a €60 per trip extra charge for transfers to and from Shannon Airport.

Students must arrive and depart on Saturday only. Arriving or departing on other days incurs extra costs:

Arrival on Friday before the course: €130 minimum;
Arrival on Sunday: €95 minimum;
Departure on Sunday after the course: €130 minimum;
Departure on Monday after the course: €180 minimum

N.B.  Be sure to always check the airline’s Terms and Conditions regarding Unaccompanied Minors and Baggage Limits.