Irish meetup? Go on, go on, go on, go on.... January 30, 2010 4:57 PM   Subscribe

I'm getting fed up of seeing meetups scrolling down the sidebar and not being able to attend any, so... who's up for a meetup in Ireland at some point between now and the end of May?

I made it to the Birmingham 10 year meetup last year, but I've not yet managed to get to one on Irish soil. I want to change that.

I'd prefer if we could have it in Belfast as I live within 25 miles of it, but if Dublin becomes the consensus then it's not exactly hard to get to for most. and if anywhere else became desired then maybe I could figure something out)

It would also have to be at a weekend for the normal work related reasons.
posted by knapah to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:57 PM (15 comments total)

Is it pretty easy to hope over to Ireland from England or Wales? I'll be visiting there for two weeks in March (and may move there in August), and I was hoping to meet and get to know some of my future MeFite friends in the UK during my visit!
posted by iamkimiam at 5:10 PM on January 30, 2010

HA! I meant 'hop', but 'hope' works too.
posted by iamkimiam at 5:11 PM on January 30, 2010

It's incredibly easy. There are a number of lowcost airlines - such as the infamous Ryanair - or if you're opposed to short haul flights then you can there are daily ferries from several different ports in Britain.
posted by knapah at 5:57 PM on January 30, 2010

As an example of the kind of deal you can get, I just found a return flight in March, on Ryanair, from London to Belfast for £22 (or £12 if you happen to have a prepaid Mastercard) - without luggage.

I should have posted this at a normal time for Irish people to see it really, rather than 1am. Oh well.
posted by knapah at 6:02 PM on January 30, 2010

Not that I don't welcome non-Irish people of course!
posted by knapah at 6:02 PM on January 30, 2010

I'm in. Dublin would probably suit me better but both are doable.
posted by minifigs at 2:56 AM on January 31, 2010

So that's two and a potential. Any more out there?

If I get around to it I might try memailing some other Irish mefites later on.
posted by knapah at 8:04 AM on January 31, 2010

I'm interested and still kicking myself for missing the 10th, but I wouldn't make one outside Dublin during that period, and I'm not sure where I'll be week to week, so...a totally enthusiastic maybe!
posted by carbide at 9:01 AM on January 31, 2010

Dublin based mefite here, if we were holding it outside of the bug smoke I probably wouldn't make it, otherwise I'm up for it!
posted by nfg at 10:08 AM on January 31, 2010

I'll be in Ireland April 8th - April 15th. I was hoping to meet up with some MeFites during that time. So if it happens then, I'm in.
posted by lholladay at 2:22 PM on January 31, 2010

What part(s) of Ireland are you heading for lholladay?

So, there's at least a small measure of interest in something in Dublin in April/March time. Are there any flashes of genius about what we should do? or should, in the grand tradition of MeFi meetups, just go to some pub and get drunk?
posted by knapah at 11:23 AM on February 1, 2010

Flying to Dublin on the 8th, planning to get a car and explore on 12th-14th. Flying out of Dublin on the 15th.

Short version: I'll be in Dublin for the weekend of April 9th. But I'm just a tourist, so I only get a quarter-vote.
posted by lholladay at 11:48 AM on February 1, 2010

I'm Belfast-based, and might be up for a meetup.
posted by Tapioca at 12:31 PM on February 1, 2010

I'll resurrect this into recent activity, seeing as it's been 7 days or so.

Although there's not been a whole lot of enthusiasm, should we perhaps do something on Saturday 10th March? And, for want of a better option flying into my head, somewhere like one of the Porterhouses or Messrs Maguires? (I'm quite happy to defer to Dubliners on this...)
posted by knapah at 12:29 PM on February 9, 2010

I think we'll try this again later... there seems to be fairly low interest and without a firm date/idea the planning isn't really going anywhere.

If anyone's in Co. Down or Belfast at some point, feel free to MeMail me.
posted by knapah at 1:35 PM on February 15, 2010

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