Getting to Newbridge and Where to Stay during The Gerard Manley Hopkins Festival
Take Dublin Bus, leaving Dublin Airport hourly, directly to Newbridge - takes about an hour. Book your accommodation without delay as availability is shrinnking fast.
If you wish to arrange accommodation, we suggest you contact The Keadeen Hotel. Mark your email to the attention of Launa Meredith, Accommodation Manager - make sure you get the SPECIAL HOPKINS FESTIVAL RATE. Be sure to ask for SPECIAL HOPKINS FESTIVAL RATES!!!
There is still time to book for Hopkins 2013 but the Keadeen Hotel is now booked out.We suggest you book in without delay to The Gables, a three Star Bord Failte approved Guesthouse with Leisure Centre, Wifi etc. Full breakfast included in the very attractive Festival Rates. Check The Gables out here.
Register now for the Hopkins Festival at our Secure Registration Page here . Details of Registration Costs
Getting to Newbridge for the Hopkins Festival
If you arrive in Dublin Airport, the easiest way to get directly to Newbridge is to catch Dublin Coach. This luxury coach service goes right from Dublin Airport to Newbridge. The service runs every hour, 24 hours a day 7 days a week. This easily recognizable Green Coach leaves each hour. Ask. Do not take a Bus / Coach into the city centre - unless this is what you want to do!
How to get to Dublin Coach From Terminal 1 or 2
Exit the Arrivals Hall at Dublin Airport.
Cross the pedestrian crossing and enter the multi-storey car park on the opposite side
Walk straight through the building and exit on the other side
Look for the sign saying 'Coach Park' . Look for the green Dublin Coach Bus (it looks like the colour of their website!). Don't be put off by the name Dublin Bus - it goes directly to Newbridge hourly. Turn left at the footpath. The coach stop is located around the corner to the right, behind the Church
The Keadeen Hotel
is a superb 4 star family run hotel offering an excellent level of service and grade A accommodation. The hotel has many facilities such as Restaurant, Bar, Health and Fitness Suite, stunning gardens and much more.... Check out the Keadeen Hotel.
Enjoy your Trip!
Special unbeatable Hopkins Festival Rates in this fine hotel, so make sure you tell them you are coming for The Hopkins Festival! A Courtesy Bus runs from the Hotel to the Festival.
Newbridge College home of the Hopkins Festival
2013 marks the 26th Gerard Manley Hopkins Literary Festival. It attracts participants from many countries. The Music Programme includes both traditional Irish and classical: in 2010, Ivo Dropulich, the sensation from Croatia and Ireland's own, Frankie Gavin. Poetry Readings include important writers from various countries including Yiorgos Chouliaras (Greece); Richard Berengarten (UK); Alan Riach (Scotland); Tammy Morgan (USA); Desmond Egan . The Art Exhibition featuring a number of leading Artists, both Irish and International, will include work by Edward Navone (USA); Brian Bourke; Eleanor Swan and others. Workshops include the popular Words and Music Session led by musician, Conor Mahony, with others on Translation, Creative Writing etc. A very distinguished list of Lecturers will be headed by Francis Fennell (USA) Brian Arkins (Ireland); Aleksandra Kedzierska (Poland) and Alla Savchenko (Russia).The Banquet is a highlight and takes place in the stunning Pugin Hall, NUI Maynooth, presided over by President John Hughes.
The Gerard Manley Hopkins Festival Youth Programme
This innovative Cultural Tourism programme is offered parallel to the Gerard Manley Hopkins Festival. It draws its inspiration from Hopkins's poetry, his wide interests and his close connections with Ireland. The excitement of the Hopkins Festival has attracted many young people to join us. The Committee felt the need to organise a special parallel
We will soon have the full 2013 Gerard Manley Hopkins International Festival available here for download. You will then be able to avail of our Secure Payment System toRegister for the Festival and to book tickets for Concert etc.