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).

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  €50 per trip.

There are many flights that go direct to Dublin.  Aer Lingus 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

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 representatives:

Ella Rogers - CELS Representative
Ella Rogers – CELS Representative

Helen Hynes – Assistant CELS 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.

If possible, the Arrival Flight to Dublin should arrive before 18:00 to make the 19:00 bus connection. FLIGHTS SHOULD NOT BE BOOKED THAT ARRIVE AFTER 22:00. Similarly, the Departure Flight should leave later than 09:15, or even better, 12:45.  This allows enough time for the 4-hour bus journey to/from Clare. However, this may not be possible. In this case, there are usually a few students taking the 01:30 and 04:30 busses from Birdhill (see timetable below) in order to check-in for early flight departures.

REMEMBER – ARRIVE EARLY and LEAVE LATE

You can check the bus connections on the bus timetable below.

BUS TIMETABLE (As of 11 January 2017) – J.J. Kavanagh Bus

DUBLIN AIRPORT  –  BIRDHILL                  BIRDHILL  –  DUBLIN AIRPORT

06:45                           09:35                            01:30           04:30

10:45                           14:15                            04:30             07:30

12:30                           15:45                            07:15             11:00

15:15                           18:55                            09:30             13:15

17:15                           21:00                            11:30             15:15

19:00                           22:05                            13:30             17:15

21:45                          00:40                          15:30             19:15

00:30                          03:30                          17:40             21:10

For latest timetable information, go to the J.J. Kavanagh Bus link below and click on “As requested, you can get PDFs of our standard timetables for printing here.  Then click on the “SHANNON AIRPORT – DUBLIN AIRPORT TIMETABLE.”

www.jjkavanagh.ie/timetables

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: €165 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 €50 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 €50 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: €165 minimum

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