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  • donal
  • Friday, 29 April 2022 9:37:30 UTC
Here's a few...Nice pubs for a pint (specifically guinness):
- Grogans
- Hogans (South Great George's St)
- Long Hall (South Great George's St)
- Stag's Head (Dame Lane)
- Gravediggers (Glasnevin)
- Whelans (usually open from ~ 4pm and it's quiet at that hour)

Things to do:
- Dublin Castle (even just walking around the grounds is nice)
- Glasnevin Cemetery
- Marsh Library
- National Library of Ireland (Glen did a #Courage2020 live stream here)
- Viking Splash Tour is supposed to be great (never done it)
- Walking tours around the city (some really good guides)
- Learn to play a bodhran with Rónán Ó Snodaigh (https://mvpdublin.com/bodhran/)

Walking things:
- Bray Cliff Walk
- Climb up Killiney Hill
- Take a stroll around Phoenix Park
- Visit the Irish National War Memorial Park
- Visit the Iveagh Gardens

For the gig:
- so out of practice I'll be relying on my more seasoned friends. Probably meet for lunch someone central and then head towards the venue. Entrance for IMMA concerts is typically here: https://goo.gl/maps/39UvXkXeturHFQBa
- Previous experience suggests people will start queuing 2-3 hours before the doors are due to open (to get their place at the rail).
- Bring a confortable shoes / runners (it's a large site) and a poncho if the weather indicates there might be a shower (something light that you don't have to drag around). The shows in IMMA tend to be covered (haven't heard the plan for 2022) so it's mostly for moving around outside the tents.
- Capacity for the site is over 20,000 but gigs tend to be 5,000 - 10,000 depending on the setup. I would expect closer to 5000 if it's the tent setup that has been used for past events.

Unlikely to be any secret gigs. The band will be rehearsing during the week though I suspect since it's been an age since some of the songs have been played.

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is that ticket still spare Terreal?flying in from austin a few days before the gig and need 1 ticket

drop us an email if you still have that spare please

jamesgreenham AT me.com

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fantastic stuffThose are great suggestions and tips, Donal! Really appreciate it. If you see a couple American folks at those pubs, or the show, say hey and your next pint is on me!

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  • Terreal
  • Tuesday, 03 May 2022 5:43:49 UTC
Email sentI sent you an email boston_exile. I hope to hear back from you =)

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  • Emerald772
  • Friday, 20 May 2022 17:44:44 UTC
kayaking!I'm flying in from Chicago on 26th, and was excited to see this option as a way to see the city from a totally different angle. I'm doing the 6pm tour that Thursday

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Nice idea!This sounds very cool, thanks for sharing. Might try and do the singing version on Sunday (post gig).
IF you have a second to post after your trip, that would be swell, too...thanks again.

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  • Kristie
  • Sunday, 22 May 2022 4:55:55 UTC
Kayaking!Thanks for the idea & link! I just booked myself for the Sunday afternoon kayaking trip

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The Cobblestone pub!The Cobblestone pub is really nice! Also if anyone wants to meet pre-gig on saturday or friday evening I'm up for it! I'm Janneke aka Jane and I'm 32 and back when I was a teen I was a massive frames fan, and probably still am haha. My favourite song of theirs is.... What Happens When The Heart Just Stops.

Feel free to get in touch! We can exchange numbers or make a group text from there: janewillow@hotmail.com

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or something elseor i'm on insta cause I don't think you will have WhatsApp? some people don't have it I think

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  • rinnin
  • Monday, 23 May 2022 19:59:50 UTC
Queueing outside @Donal Are people our age seriously going to be queuing 2-3h before the gates open?! 😢

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  • Emerald72
  • Tuesday, 24 May 2022 3:44:18 UTC
oh gosh I hope notI don't have the energy to queue . . but I'm also resigned for it not to be an intimate affair.

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  • Emerald72
  • Tuesday, 24 May 2022 3:46:47 UTC
insta handleJane, you can find me on Insta @LuxtasticLiz

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  • Smokey Ling
  • Thursday, 26 May 2022 0:57:44 UTC
Thinking the same Was curious what time one would need to be there for a decent spot in the crowd (say a 1/3 towards the stage). Haven't a clue in terms of scope for this gig and don't want to be TOO far back. Thanks for any guidance

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  • Smokey Ling
  • Thursday, 26 May 2022 1:08:01 UTC
insta.whats appPS I can be reached on either (rarely used) apps under Smokey Ling....now I just have get them both up and running before we leave tomorrow.