Our first event is on Tuesday April 2nd at 6pm at Blas Café, just off Bolton St. We’re looking forward to meeting everyone and sharing some delicious food. (The meal on the first night is included in your entry fee and we’ll also be giving you a welcome drink.) There will be vegetarian and vegan options for this meal and also for the lunch provided the next day. Please let us know if there are any other dietary requirements you have.
Things kick off on Wednesday morning, April 3rd, at 9.30 am. We’re meeting in Dublin Zoo www.dublinzoo.ie, which is close to the North Circular Road entrance to the Phoenix Park. You’ll go to the main entrance of Dublin Zoo and go to the Group Ticket Entrance. Give your name there and you’ll be let in. From there follow the signs to Haughton Houseand we’ll see you there.
We’re still putting the schedule together and that will follow in the next few days. We can guarantee a range of international speakers, insights into the worlds of radio and podcasting from experienced practitioners, and an unforgettable audio performance.
We’re going to have dinner together on the first night and on the second night we’re hoping that we can stick together, but if you fancy breaking away and heading elsewhere we recommend you visit the website Lovin’ Dublin to get a good idea of restaurants and pubs in the area.
Some recommendations for the area include:
Mulligan’s Pub in Stoneybatter. It has a good selection of traditional Irish food – especially meat and fish – and serves a huge range of whiskies and beers.
The Ramen Kitchen on Manor St (just above Stoneybatter) sells Asian food all day until 10 pm.
An Italian restaurant has recently opened in Stoneybatter. It’s called Grano and has been getting really good reviews but if you’re Italian you might not think it’s good.
In Smithfield – on the square – there’s a good café called Third Space which is good for breakfasts and lunches. There’s usually a seat there and it closes at 6 pm.
Some recommendations can be found on Trip Advisor – The 10 Best Restaurants Near Smithfield.
Stoneybatter/Smithfield also has some good pubs so there’s no shortage of places to drink.
After dinner everyone can then meet up in Hughes’ pub on Chancery Street for a drink. We should be there by 8pm.
TRAVELLING TO HEARSAY – THURSDAY MORNING
Many of the attendees at MIRP are then heading to HearSay. We’ve organized a bus (Barton’s Bus) and we’re going to have room for everyone, and if not we’ll have a place for you all to travel by car, so don’t worry about that. We’ll get you there. The bus will depart from the Generator Hostel on Smithfield Square at 11 am sharp so please be there for 10.45 am.
SOME MORE PRACTICALITIES
GETTING FROM THE AIRPORT
Taxis from Dublin airport are easy to hail and cost c.€25-30 to get to the centre of Dublin.
The Aircoach brings you to the city centre for €7/€10 RTN
The Dublin Bus Airlink 747 Express www.airlinkexpress.ie
takes you to Smithfield or to Heuston Station both of which are close to the Zoo and costs €12 return and €6 one way – cash only.
If a few of you wish to pool together to take taxis from the airport we suggest you get onto Facebook and search for the group called ‘The Mirp Meeting Dublin 2019’. Send us a request to join the group and we’ll add you. It’s the best way to get discussions going. Also, as we’re a curious bunch, why not share your work with us there.
GETTING TO DUBLIN ZOO
All these bus routes go to Dublin Zoo: 25, 26, 46A, 66 / 66A / 66B, 67, 69.
You can also take the Luas (tram) Red Line. Dublin Zoo is a 15 minute walk from the Heuston Station stop. Remember, you’ll need to go to the Group Ticket Entrance and give your name to be let in. From there follow the signs to Haughton House and we’ll see you there.
GETTING IN TOUCH
Please let us know if you have any questions or need any more information by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
And remember to join us on Facebook. Search for the group called ‘The Mirp Meeting Dublin 2019’, send us a request to join the group and we’ll add you.