minute information for people travelling to
up times/locations for actions:
Friday 5.30pm Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square
M1 Saturday 10am Civic Offices, Wood Quay (reclaim
borders street theatre)
M1 Saturday 2pm Grafton Street, St Stephen's Green
M1 Saturday 6pm Benburb Street/Parkgate St (bring
M2 Sunday 11am Customs House Quay, IFSC
intersection (no borders
camp) (15 euros return ticket)
M3 Monday 3pm Ambassador Cinema, O'Connell Street
note the M2 Sunday No Borders Camp is outside
Dublin and will cost 15 euros return for transport.
We HAVE to leave at 11.30am due to timetabling
commitments so please show up on time.
have not contacted the Accommodation group and you
require a place to stay, then PLEASE contact them
IMMEDIATELY as places will be limited.
you arrive in Dublin, please go to the Indymedia
Ireland Centre (Charles Street, off Mountjoy
Square, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin 1 - on the
northside of the city centre) where a
representative from the Dublin Grassroots Network
will have details of your allocated sleeping space,
and a map to guide you there.
do not bring anything valuable with you that could
be stolen, or seized by Gardai.
read up on the legal & medical guidelines on
numbers will be available in case you are arrested
or injured. Write these on your arm in permanent
can bring GSM unlocked mobile phones and use them
in Ireland. Irish network SIM cards cost
approximately 30 euros. If you are using a roaming
phone then the international access code for
Ireland is +353.
those of you who are travelling from abroad, there
are two ways you can get to Ireland, by plane or by
boat. If you are thinking of going by plane, many
different companies fly into Dublin so your best
bet is to check with your local carrier. The two
main airlines that serve Dublin are Aer Lingus and
Ryanair. Aer Lingus is the national airline, and
although it is slightly more expensive than
Ryanair, they have a unionised workforce, mostly in
SIPTU (Services Industrial Professional Technical
Union). For this reason we would encourage you not
to book with Ryanair even if they are slightly
cheaper. By booking ahead you will save
Airport is situated on the north side of the city,
north of Santry and south of Swords. Its
approximately a 30 minute bus journey into the city
centre. There are private companies that run
express coaches into the city, but it is cheaper
(yet slightly slower!) to get the public bus
service from the airport into town, the number 41
will bring you into the city centre. A single fare
from the airport is e1.60 approx. For more
information on routes and fares check out the
Dublin Bus website.
is served by a number of ferry routes, from the UK
and France. Irish Ferries serve a number of routes,
including Holyhead (in Wales) to Dublin, Pembroke
(Wales) to Rosslare, and Cherbourg & Roscoff
(France) to Rosslare. Stena Line are another ferry
company operating to Ireland from the UK. In
addition to the Holyhead to Dublin route, they also
sail into Dun Laoighre, as well as operating a
Fishguard (Wales) to Rosslare line, and from
Stranraer (Scotland) to Belfast. Swansea-Cork
Ferries does exactly what it says on the tin, i.e.
it goes from Swansea to Cork.
are coming to Ireland for any protests, landing in
Dublin or Dun Laoighre is possibly the easiest
option. Dun Laoighre is served by the local DART
(train) and Dublin Bus services and is only about
45 minutes from Dublin's City Centre. Rosslare is
approximately 2 hours south of Dublin by train.
Cork is approximately 3 and a half hours away, and
Belfast is about 2 and a half. The trains in
Ireland are run by Iarnrod Eireann, check out their
site for a full list of train timetables. A
slightly cheaper option is Bus Eireann, again their
site has all details of prices and times to and
from other locations.
PEOPLE TRAVELLING FROM THE UK:
Stenaline operate ferry crossings between
Stranraer-Belfast, Holyhead-Dublin (Dublin Port or
Dun Laoghaire) and Fishguard-Rosslare. Adult
monthly return fares cost £39 for the
Holyhead-Dublin sailings and £30 for
Fishguard-Rosslare. Cheaper rates are available for
OAP's and children, see website for details.
also operate a 'sail and rail' deal. 'Super Economy
Return' fares (lowest prices but limited choice in
crossing times per day) are a cheap way of getting
to Dublin with fares costing £34 (Chester),
£41 (Manchester and Liverpool) and £54
(London & Cardiff).
Dublin Duo special offer (Stenaline) costs £63
(Chester), £74 (Manchester and Liverpool) and
£90 (London)and includes train to Holyhead,
ferry crossing and DART ticket from the port to
Dublin city centre FOR TWO PEOPLE.
Virgin Value special offer also run by Stenaline
offers cheaper fares depending on how far in
advance you book your ticket. 14 days in advance
costs £32 with fares of £48 and £58
when you book 7 and 3 days in advance. Prices
include travel between London and Holyhead, ferry
crossing and DART ticket from port to Dublin city
ferrries operate crossings from Holyhead-Dublin and
Pembroke-Rosslare. Both cost £30 for adults
and £22.50 and £15 for students and
prices quoted above are for return fares in UK
pounds sterling. Consult the relevant websites for
more detailed info.
can I stay?
have set up a contact email address for
accommodation. If you or your group are intending
on coming to Ireland for Mayday or during the EU
presidency then please get in touch as soon as
possible. The number of people that we can look
after is extremely limited. We will be helping
people on a first-come, first-served basis.
Apologies but it is a lot of work and we simply
don't have the resources to help thousands of
people! The contact address is accommodation AT
hushmail DOT com (the email address is up here in
this format to stop spammers automatically
detecting it). We advise you to bring basic
sleeping materials such as a sleeping bag and
possibly a tent in case the accomodation centres
are shut down.
are loads of youth and backpacker hostels in Dublin
as it is a very popular destination for young
tourists (often with no money!). Some good sites to
check out are Hostel Dublin, and also Allens Guide.
We cant speak from experience because we've never
stayed in any tourist hostel, but from talking to
people who have, Isaacs seems to be a decent bet,
reasonably priced and clean, plus there's a rake of
pubs in the vicinity (and a Garda station as
you're looking for something a bit more upmarket
then you should consult the Irish Tourist Board,
Bord Failte, they will be able to recommend a bed
& breakfast or hotel for you.
accommodation AT hushmail.com (PGP
planning to travel to Ireland
People from the Wombles and the Dissent! Network in
the UK are planning on travelling to Dublin for the
Mayday weekend. If you are living in the UK and
plan on coming to Dublin, you can email them
wombles AT hushmail.com
want to add anything onto this site, email the site
bluekingfisher AT hushmail.com
Some good sources of information on recent events
are Indymedia Ireland, which is part of the global
Indymedia network. The site has news, photos, and
commentary. The Struggle
contains a vast archive of news reports from
anarchist/libertarian actions around the country,
with documents and information for you to download
for free. A recent addition, Anarchomedia, is
an excellent pool of Irish anarchist, activist and
alternative news. Recent events involving
non-authoritarian groups and individuals have
included the campaign against the service charges,
the anti-war demonstration at Shannon airport, and
solidarity actions with the Thessaloniki hunger
strikers, among others.