Northern Ireland North coast March 2019

Details and discussion for any up-coming outings, exhibitions, or general photographic events.
Sarahrs
Posts: 112
Joined: Tue 27 Sep 2016, 21:05

Northern Ireland North coast March 2019

Postby Sarahrs » Thu 21 Jun 2018, 00:34

Who would like to take pictures of giants causeway, and the Irish North Coast?

I’m suggesting a trip to Northern Ireland between Friday 22 March and finishing Monday 25 March. As this involv s flights giving a lot of notice so people can plan and book early to get the cheap deals.

There is no requirement for a passport as you can travel on a photo driving license. But a passport makes it easier.?

Basic plan
Friday arrive on the North coast and book into accommodation for the weekend.
Dinner in Derry on Friday for those that have arrived
Saturday and Sunday full days on the North Coast including a trip to Dongual/Ireland.
Monday depart. There is a 5pm flight at Belfast Ibternational to gatwick

Optional extras
Arrive on Thursday evening and stay in Belfast for one night and explore Titantic quarter and city centre.

Getting there
The cheapest option is likely to be fly into Belfast International airport using easyjet. (Cheapest flights be about £60 return). If necessary can get a bus to Derry where someone can pick you up.
The easiest option is flying into Derry airport-BMI flies from Stanstead (cheapest flights £45 each way). There is a flight Sunday evening that be used in case someone needs to back in time for the Monday.
In addition it is also possible to fly into Belfast city airport.
Please be aware that it will about 1.5 hours-2 hours from Belfast to the North Coast by Car.,

Getting around
There will be a requirement for wheels to maintain flexibility I’m suggesting cars rather than hiring a minibus. We can work out logistics nearer the time. But I suspect there will be enough spare seats for those that don’t wish to rent/drive a car.

Accommodation
There are a couple of options for accommodation including priemer inn or even a youth hostel for the three nights on the North coast. (Estimated coast about £120-150). Can look into further once have better idea of potential numbers.

Please do post if your interested.
User avatar
Paul Heester
Posts: 524
Joined: Fri 18 Jan 2013, 13:16

Re: Northern Ireland North coast March 2019

Postby Paul Heester » Fri 29 Jun 2018, 15:33

Hi Sarah

Yes I would be interested in this and thanks for outlining the logistics of the trip.

For anyone who would like a taster of whats available then Steve Hanna's YouTube channel is a good guide to the Causeway Coast - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdK5TP ... 0DyX6BVtg/
Franke07
Posts: 52
Joined: Mon 24 Sep 2012, 22:52

Re: Northern Ireland North coast March 2019

Postby Franke07 » Tue 03 Jul 2018, 10:39

I would be interested in this trip, its one we have thought about over the years but never got round to - appreciate the planning you have put into this so far.
Franke07
Posts: 52
Joined: Mon 24 Sep 2012, 22:52

Re: Northern Ireland North coast March 2019

Postby Franke07 » Tue 03 Jul 2018, 10:43

Paul - thanks for the link looks inspirational!!!
Sarahrs
Posts: 112
Joined: Tue 27 Sep 2016, 21:05

Re: Northern Ireland North coast March 2019

Postby Sarahrs » Fri 21 Sep 2018, 15:04

The moment you have been waiting for. The easyjet flights for spring 2019 have been released.

I've booked the following flights:
Gatwick to Belfast international Thursday 21 March 20:50.

Returning Belfast international to Gatwick on Monday 25 March 19:30.

Cost £60 return.
Who joining me on the photographic trip to Northern Ireland?
Franke07
Posts: 52
Joined: Mon 24 Sep 2012, 22:52

Re: Northern Ireland North coast March 2019

Postby Franke07 » Mon 24 Sep 2018, 13:43

Bridget and I have booked our flight. Any ideas where we will be staying?
Sarahrs
Posts: 112
Joined: Tue 27 Sep 2016, 21:05

Re: Northern Ireland North coast March 2019

Postby Sarahrs » Mon 24 Sep 2018, 16:37

Hi Frank,

For the north coast I'm thinking coleriane premier inn might work Friday night to Monday. The best time to book will after Christmas.

Another option worth exploring might be a youth hostel depending on peoples views etc.

For Belfast I've not yet looked but premier inn again might suit.
jeffwin99
Posts: 9
Joined: Wed 09 Mar 2016, 19:06

Re: Northern Ireland North coast March 2019

Postby jeffwin99 » Tue 25 Sep 2018, 21:16

Hi Sarah I have just seen Your post and decided I would like to join you so I have booked my seat. looking forward to it Jeff
Tina
Posts: 97
Joined: Wed 12 Sep 2012, 17:18

Re: Northern Ireland North coast March 2019

Postby Tina » Wed 26 Sep 2018, 09:33

Hi Sarah
Graham and I have booked our flights.
Hope you are having a great time in China.
See you soon.
Tina x
User avatar
Nina
Posts: 376
Joined: Fri 17 Aug 2012, 22:16
Location: London
Contact:

Re: Northern Ireland North coast March 2019

Postby Nina » Wed 26 Sep 2018, 14:24

Thanks Sarah. I would like to take part too.
Regards

Nina

Check out my latest work
On www.pbase.com/ninaludwig

Return to “Outings & Events”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: JayHaynes and 2 guests