SEPTEMBER 19-23, 2013
INVITATION TO IRELAND
Failte go Gaillimh -
Welcome to Galway!
Hello fans, forum members, walkers and friends,
I would like to welcome you to my home town, Galway, from the 19th (Thursday) to the 23rd (Monday) of September 2013.
The weekend will consist of four walks. Two small walks on Thursday evening and Sunday morning, and two days walking on Friday and Saturday.
On Friday and Saturday we will hire a private coach and go to the Ailwee caves/ the Burren /cliffs of Moher, Inis Oirr , Killary harbor and Connemara.
Our two coaches will hold 53+25 people so 88 is also the max amount of participants.
On Sunday we will have a chilled out day: Lunch at the Quays followed by a pub crawl (free music in all pubs), with an open mic session later in the evening.
How to get to Galway?
Galway is situated on the west coast of Ireland.
Dublin airport is 2 ½ hours by road (very good bus service to Galway)
Shannon airport is 1 hour by road (bus every hour)
Knock airport is 1 ½ hours with a limited bus service.
The participants have to reserve the accommodation themselves (Use Booking.com, Trivago, ClubHotel for best offers) .
Recommended hotels: The Imperial Hotel Galway, The Victoria Hotel Galway, Jurys Inn Galway, Harbour Hotel Galway and the House Hotel Galway.
Recommended hostels: Barnacles Quay Street, Sleepzone Galway, Snoozles (next door to bus station)
All of these are within walking distance of each other.
Every Walker will be charged with a fee of about 60 eur, to cover the coach and other local costs.
How to register:
If you want to join us, please email me at Joe.Costello252@Gmail.com.
I will answer all questions and provide more detailed information on the Forum.
Sincerely / Regards
PS. Leonard Cohen's European Tour will be concluded before our Walking Weekend!
The Third Leonard Cohen Walking Weekend|
The number of participants is limited to 88!
Names of members who plan to attend
1. Joe Costello, Ireland
2. Bernadine Lynham, Ireland
3-4. Henning & Elke Franz, Germany
5. Ken Forsyth, UK
6-7. Pirkko & Martti Muller, Finland
8. Pauline Ryan, Ireland
9. Denis Browne, Ireland
10. Sinikka Hiljanen, Finland
11. Ciaran Dorr, UK
12. Ingrid Pottier, Belgium
13-14. Caren Gutschmidt & Hans Kloss, Germany
15-16. Tom O'Leary & Bernie McKenna, UK
17-18. Juliana Erkkonen & Peter Akerstrom, Finland
19. Beatriz Sallés, Spain
20. Des Moore, Ireland
21. Diane Williams, UK
22. Margaret Humphries, UK
23. Deirdre Mellon, Ireland
24. Paula Jenkins, UK
25-26. Willy & Wijbe Lageveen, Holland
27. Trish O’Connell, Ireland
28. Dave Everatt, UK
29. Nuala Keeher, Ireland
30. Christopher Franz, Germany
31. Judy Remy, France
32. Sheila O’Mahony, Ireland
33-34. Annemarie & Peadar Ryan, Ireland
35. Paula McCann, Ireland
36. Cliona, Ireland
37-38. Maura and Cecile, Ireland/France
39. Afric Prendergast, Ireland
40. Helen McSweeney, Ireland
41. Jimmy Brick, Ireland
42-43. Eddy Massa & Ann Mechiels, Belgium
44-45. Greg & Mary Cotter, Ireland
46-47. Carys & John Parry, UK
48. Tineke van der Does, Holland
49. Hadassah, Israel
50. Liz Valleron, France
51. Murt Forde, Ireland
52. Eddie Higgins, Ireland
53. Caroline Thomas, Ireland
54. Maureen Canavan, Ireland
55. Brid Brophy, Ireland
56. Vincent Browne, Ireland
57-59. Lia, Dick and Inke van Zwietering, Holland
60. Pete Needham, UK
61. Eric Stapleton, Ireland
62. Paul Brown, Ireland
63. Maureen Canavan, Ireland
64. Tuija Varjoranta, Finland
65. Hugo Seale, Ireland
66. Denise Hogan, Ireland
67-69. Linda & John & Hazel Morris, UK
70. Paul Browne, Ireland
71. Brian Arkins, Ireland
72. John Conway, Ireland
73. Ray Dooley, Ireland
74. Liam Kirrane, Ireland
Latest update on September 18, 2013
See photos of the 2nd Leonard Cohen Walking Weekend (Haiger, Germany, September 2011) here
Title photo from Wikipedia
Galway Walking Weekend logo by Ken Forsyth