Itinerary

*These dates are approximate and based on the 2016 course.  Actual dates will be updated soon.


Friday, May 20 (Cleveland)

1:42 PM Depart Cleveland
3:24 PM Arrive Newark
7:10 PM Depart Newark

Saturday, May 21 (Dublin)

7:05 AM Arrive Dublin Airport
7:45 AM Transfer to Dublin Generator Hostel via  Trinity Taxis
8:30 AM Continental breakfast. Store bags in lockup.
2:00 PM Check-in. This is a free day.  Use the time to acclimate, nap, explore your surroundings, visit the city and sort out transportation options.  I suggest a 12-min. walk  along the River Liffey to the Dublin Castle.  A variety of walking and driving tours are available.
e.) Lunch and dinner on your own.  Return to Generator as desired. Share a cab (7 min.) or walk (20 min.)
Taxi cost estimator.

Sunday, May 22 (Dublin)

a.) 8:30 AM Continental breakfast at Generator provided.
b.) 9:15 AM Transfer to Trinity College via Trinity Taxis provided.
c.) 11:00-12:30 Lunch on your own in Dublin (I suggest a walk to Grafton St.)
d.) 1:00 Book of Kells tour provided.  Don’t be late, the ticket has a timed entry.
e.) 3:30-6:30 PM Production in Dublin and Trinity College, call interviewees and confirm locations and times, scout, recon locations, explore possible leads, rent a bike to explore.
f.) 7:00 PM Group dinner provided at O’Neill’s Restaurant or another TBA near Trinity College and Molly Malone statue.  Pre-production meeting, produce possible story segments, discuss logistics.
g.) 8:30 PM Transfer from O’Neills to Generator via  Trinity Taxis or stay in Dublin and taxi on your own back to Generator as desired.
Taxi cost estimator.

Monday, May 23 (Dublin)

a.) 8:30 AM Continental breakfast at Generator provided.
b.) 9:15 AM Production in and around Dublin.
c.) Grab an early lunch on your own prior to the noon meeting.
d.) 12:00 Meeting.  Workshop with Aonghus Dwane, Irish Language Officer, Trinity College.  Meet at the Campanile at TCD, then follow Dwane to the nearby Irish Language room.
e.) 2:15. Optional secret tour of Trinity with Head of Security.
g.) 3:00 PM Production afternoon/evening, interviews, b-roll, photography in Dublin.  Walk or taxi on your own.
h.) Dinner on your own. Possible group meal at O’Neill’s or another location TBA. Return to Generator as desired.

Taxi cost estimator.

Tuesday, May 24 (Dublin)

a.) 8:30 AM Continental breakfast at Generator provided.
b.) 9:15 Transfer to RTE studios via Trinity Taxis provided.
c.) 10:00 RTE studios reception, Mojo discussion with Glen Mulcahey, Innovation Lead RTE Television.
d.) Production day, interviews, b-roll, photography.
e.) Lunch and dinner on your own. Return to Generator as desired.
Taxi cost estimator.
Dublin Bikes.
Dublin Bus route planner.

Wednesday, May 25 (Dublin)

8:00 AM Continental breakfast at Generator provided.
8:30 Production day, interviews, b-roll, photography.
Lunch and dinner on your own return to Generator as desired.
Taxi cost estimator.
Dublin Bikes.
Dublin Bus route planner.

Thursday, May 26 (Depart Dublin AM for Galway)

7:15-8:00 AM Breakfast at Fresh.  Pick up a box lunch and
8:00 AM Walk to Smithfield LUAS station (3 min.)  I’ll purchase tickets and we’ll take the LUAS to Jervis Street.
8:15 We’ll walk to the GOBus station at Burgh Quay between the Immigration office and Jaffa Deli.
8:45 I’ll have tickets.  Bus departs between 9:00 and 9:15 for the Connacht Hotel
11:00 AM arrive at hotel.  Store bags in lockup.
11:30-2:00 Box lunch somewhere, free time.
2:15 Production meeting with Celine Curtain, director of documentary program GMIT.
3:00 Check-in at Connacht then walk to GMIT for meetings and tour.

Friday, May 27 (Galway)

7:45 AM Continental breakfast at Connacht provided.
8:15 Bus or taxi to City Centre for trip to Aran Islands (Inis Mor) via Aran Island Ferries lunch at Ti Joe Watty’s
Shuttle, ferry, lunch and bike rental provided. The group will need to be in the Eyre Square office no later than 9.00 AM to collect the tickets. The office is located beside the entrance to the Eyre Square Shopping Centre (navy sign above the door).
9.30 AM Bus departs Queen Street
10.30 AM Ferry departs Rossaveal
5:00 PM Ferry departs Inis Mor You must be on the dock, there is no other ferry.
6:00 PM Bus departs Rosssaveal
Production day, interviews, b-roll, photography

Saturday, May 28 (Galway)

8:00 AM Continental breakfast with Celine Curtin at the hotel.
Production morning, interviews, b-roll, photography.
11:00 AM Taxi to Galway Airport for interviews, photography and lunch with pilots and staff of the Galway Flying Club. Local media/pending RTE Nationwide segment. Taxi return to Connacht Hotel or Galway as desired.  Possible meeting at NUIG.
Dinner on your own.

Sunday, May 29 (Depart Galway for Doolin)

8:00 AM Continental breakfast at Connacht Hotel
8:30 AM Transfer via Michael Meere Coach to Cliffs of Moher
10:00 AM Cliffs of Moher
Lunch on your own at Cliffs View Cafe
2:00 PM Transfer via Michael Meere Coach to Doolin Hostel. check-in.
Walk to pick up your bike at Doolin-Rent-A-Bike provided. +353 87 6569837
doolinrentabike@gmail.com You can keep the bike until dinner time on Monday.
Dinner on your own. See possible restaurants/pubs.

Monday, May 30 (Doolin)

Biking. Also see possible social activities as desired. Hosts Anthony and Deirdre Moloney.  Fireside video chat with Anthony things to around Doolin.
B-roll locations, interviews, production day.
Lunch on your own. Perhaps the Doolin Cave and Cafe, McGann’s or McDermott’s all are a short bike ride from the hostel.
Dinner in Doolin provided TBA. See possible restaurants/pubs.  Maybe McGann’s.

Tuesday May 31 (Depart Doolin for Shannon & U.S.

5:00 AM Transfer via Michael Meere Coach to Shannon Airport
7:30 AM Customs, security, check-in for flight
9:05 AM Depart Shannon
11:20 PM Arrive Newark
2:46 PM Depart Newark
4:27 PM Arrive Cleveland


Semester completion
Debrief on date TBA in Franklin Room TBA. Complete uploads, story edits, photos, video, audio to dropbox, all content submitted by Friday.

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