Dublin Branch Visit to Titanic Belfast
Wednesday 24th October 2018
Depart Connolly station on the 9:15am arriving in Belfast at 11:35am. We had earmarked Tuesday 23rd but the 9:15 to Belfast was fully booked out on that date. On a previous visit, there was a free Shuttle Bus service into the center of Belfast and I expect it still runs. The bus service out to Titanic Belfast, frequency 20 minutes, is a short journey taking about 20 minutes, You are entitled to travel free on this service if you have a ROI (Republic of Ireland) Senior Travel Pass. All told I would expect to arrive at Titanic Belfast by about 12:45pm.
I will not go into the different booking options, but I have spoken with, a real person! – Booking Adviser, Weasley Corker and she advised that our best option is to present at Reception/ticketing when we arrive. This will ensure we all have the same time slot allocation to enter the tour at the concession ticket price of £15.00. Fitting in lunch before the tour makes sense. Considering the train on the 23rd was booked out it would be wise to book seats, there is a small cost of €2.50 involved. I will be able to do a group booking when I know the number travelling.
Have a look at the attached Titanic Ad-Hoc Bochure which is just included for general information. Don’t be put off by the Group Bookings bit as it is not relevant to our visit. Please note, The Titanic Belfast Experience, including a tour of the SS Nomadic, takes on average 2½-3 hours to complete and with little change out of an 1 hour for lunch that will take the time up to about 5:00pm at which time they close up shop.
Some of you are probable aware that it is necessary to fill in the Free Cross-Border Travel Scheme Rail Warrant, Form FT100, to show with your Travel Pass at ticket purchase stage. You can collect a form at Connolly Station, it only requires a few bits of general information taking a couple of minutes to complete. If you are interested in travelling, please confirm by text to 086 8703323 or reply email to Eamonn asap to facilitate arrangements to progress. I would appreciate early booking as it makes the job easier, accepting that it may result in some unavoidable cancellations. I will keep everyone replying updated.
Dublin Branch Secretary.
Chairperson: Paddy Healy
Secretary: Eamonn Kerrigan (email@example.com)
Treasurer: Brid Canavan
Area Representatives: Eamonn Kerrigan, Joe Farrington, Paddy Healy