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Early booking

I’ve booked my flights and accommodation for the Irish Geek Dinner – it’s not until the end of November but I wanted to book early to get the best prices. Flights from Gatwick with EasyJet cost £25 return including all taxes and whatnot, and a single room for one night in the Rochestown Park Hotel was €106.88 (£73). It’s not the cheapest hotel in Cork but it’s the one where the dinner is taking place so I won’t have to negotiate an unfamiliar city in the dark late at night.
Unfortunately most flights to Cork are from London airports – EasyJet from Gatwick, Aer Lingus from Heathrow and Ryanair from Stanstead – and those that do fly elsewhere (Jet2 from Newcastle and BMI from LBA) don’t fly Wednesdays thus meaning a longer stay. I’m sure Cork is nice but by November I’ll be juggling the foundations of a dissertation, modular study and probably also a part-time job so even 2 days off is a lot.


  1. Fairly sure I’m going to sign up for this – never been to Ireland anyway, so probably see you there and thanks for the flight tips!

  2. The Rochestown Park is a four star hotel Neil, and quite nice so I’d say it’s money well spent. Glad I’ll get to meet you when you come. I’ll probably be able to give you a lift to the hotel from the airport just remind me closer to the date!