1 – Wednesday, January 11, 2012
the airplane from JFK to DUBLIN.
people on the Aer Lingus flight (JFK-DUB) are responsible
for getting to the airport at least 3 hours before your
departure time. 10 people traveling to Dublin on their own
from various cities are responsible for getting to Dublin
near the arrival time of the main group.
natives will catch a ride on the one way rental car from
Ithaca to JFK
CK - Hannah De Jong, James Eaglesham, Amy Li
A (11 ppl) depart from JFK 17:40 pm
B (25 ppl) depart from JFK 20:40 pm
2 - Thursday, January 12, 2012
A (11 ppl) will be arriving at 5:25 am
B (25 ppl) will be arriving at 8:25 am
group B will be waiting about 3 hours for us to arrive.
Hopefully there is a driver ready to take us to Trinity
Hotel. (324 euro for the round trip) - booked
Chill and get used to the time difference of Dublin.
Lunch on our own.
2-5 pm afternoon rehearsal in KBH RIAM with Royal Irish
Academy of Music (RIAM) students
info about RIAM http://www.riam.ie/
5-630 pm: DINNER TIME.
630-830 pm evening rehearsal in KBH RIAM with students at
830: PUB TIME.
3 – Friday, January 13, 2012
10-1230 PM observe morning dress rehearsal of National
Symphony of Ireland
Lunch on our own.
2-330 PM afternoon conducting masterclass at KBH RIAM with
students at RIAM
4-530 PM rehearsal in KBH RIAM with students at RIAM
Dinner on our own near the concert hall on Grafton Street
Attend evening concert of the National Symphony of Ireland
7 pm we will attend the pre concert lecture as a group
(RIAM students will join us for the concert)
8 pm concert Program FOREST MURMURS at the National
are purchased - will be purchased by orchestra account
WEBER Der Freischütz Overture
BRAHMS Concerto for Violin and
Cello in A minor, Op. 102 [32']
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6 in F,
Op. 68 'Pastoral' [39']
Tasmin Little violin
Thomas Carroll cello
Gerhard Markson conductor
1015 pm: Late Night Concerto: Wild Card
4 – Saturday, January 14, 2012
10-1230 pm: JUST CHILLING
1230-230 pm lunch on own
230-5 pm - DRESS REHEARSAL at St. Andrews Church Westland
Row (we have to strike the set as there is a mass at 6 pm)
5-7 pm dinner on own
730 pm call
8 pm evening PERFORMANCE at St Andrews Church Westland Row
with RIAM students
Johannes Brahms Academic
Festival Overture conducted by James Cavanaugh
Tchaikovsky symphony No. 5
conducted by CK
SCHEDULE will be confirmed depending on RIAM schedule AND
how much money we’re willing to spend and what we want to
5 –Sunday, January 15, 2012
12 pm check out of Trinity Capital hotel
Charter bus takes us over to Generator Youth Hostel (124
euro for the bus) - booked
2 pm check in at Generator Youth hostel
6 – Monday, January 16, 2012
to Rock of Castle, Cahir Castle, possibly
Glendalough/Wicklow Mountains (depending on interest,
to the Rock of Cashel and Cahir Castle.
According to the website, all site are open 9-4.30
daily in January. All sites are within close enough
driving distance that they can be done in a day. In
addition, the drive between there and Dublin could also
give people a glimpse of the Wicklow Mountains without
having to hike through them in the dark and wet and cold.
are also several abbey ruins (Athassel and Hoare)
in/around Cashel that we could ask the bus to take the
group to as well. The admission to the abbeys should
be minimal or nothing. Even if everyone has to pay
their own admission to the sites, it shouldn't amount to
more than 10 euros, and the transportation seems much
cheaper than other prices I have found. We could
also potentially tailor it more to our desires.
Cahir Castle, tours have to be pre-booked; I would ask the
bus company if they could do that for us, and possibly for
the Rock as well.
If there were sufficient time and interest, I would
suggest a stop at Kilkenny Castle on the way back to
Dublin afterwards. Another option would be
Glendalough, though I am not sure that people would want
to hike/walk around outside for very long if it really is
that damp and cold (and potentially rainy).
7 – Tuesday, January 17, 2012
7.50 euro (group price)
Open 9:30 - 6 pm; max 40 people per guided tour
The Burren (national park, assuming)
Free admission, open all hours
Guided tours available
5.40 euro (online price), 6.00 reg adult, 4.00 students (if
we count), 2.00 per head for group price (I think, I'll need
to email to check)
Open 9:15 - 5 pm
Bunratty Castle (and Folk Park)
12.00 euro reg adult, 9.45 student (I'll have to email them
for the group price if there is one)
Open 9 - 5:30 pm (last admission at 4:15)
No banquest/feast cause its so freakishly expensive. We can
grab food here (if we haven't eaten before this location) if
necessary since they have little pubs scattered throughout
Note: the outdoor temperature in January is around 6 C =
about 42 F so this would apply to everything but the Ailwee
Caves since they're underground.
I also attached a map of the different locations so you can
get a better picture of where they all are relative to each
other; it also includes an estimate of how much time we'd be
spending on the road alone. I've described each location in
order of when we'd be hitting it up (might've accidentally
switched the Burren with the Cliffs, not sure which comes
first but they're like 10 minutes away from each other
anyway). We'd probably have to leave Dublin at around 7 am,
latest, to be able to spend enough time at these places: as
an estimate, I think the average time people spend at
Bunratty Castle alone is close to 2.5 hours.
8 – Wednesday, January 18, 2012
charter bus will leave the generator youth hostel at 730
people with earlier flight it is their responsibility to
get to the airport by other means.
Heading back to New York from Dublin for Both Groups A
& B at 10:45 am.
arrival at JFK 1:20 pm.
an hour to clear passport control
another 30-45 minute to collect our bags
For those going to Ithaca ---> Charter bus will pick
you guys up at JFK at 2:45 pm
5 hour drive back to Ithaca
Estimated Arrival Time: 7:45 pm
For those not going to Ithaca ---> Hope you had fun! :)
- Extra Strings
- Passport/Copies of Passport
- Cash/Credit Card/Traveler’s Checks
- Cell phone/charger (roaming charges?)
- Alarm Clock
- Book/iPod for the plane ride
- Concert Attire
- Dress Shoes
- Casual Clothing
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Winter Coat
- Shower shoes
Sightseeing Options within Dublin:
city walking tour: $8
Library of Ireland:
– Wednesday: 9.30am – 7.45pm
admission and Tours
LIBRARY- Oldest public library in Ireland
9.30am-1.00pm & 2.00pm-5.00pm
Tuesday and Sunday.
Prices: Adults €2.50
COLLEGE LIBRARY - Adults €9
the Book of Kells
Bad Art Gallery
10:30 - 18:00
Francis Street, Dublin 8
The Bad Art Gallery exists to increase the awareness of
free with groups of 20+.
group number is 20.
JOYCE’S HOUSE OF THE DEAD
Bar Book Market
Saturday and Sunday 11am - 6pm on Temple Bar Square.
Built in 1792, it is Ireland's most famous disused prison
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART:
10.00am-5.30pm, except Wednesday 10.30am-5.30pm.
& Bank Holidays: 12noon-5.30pm.
Museum of the Year 2002,
Museum of the Year 2000.