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Getting to Newbridge and Where to Stay during The Gerard Manley Hopkins Festival

Take Dublin Bus (yes, Dublin Bus, a green bus heading for Newbridge each hour, despite the name!) , leaving Dublin Airport hourly, directly to Newbridge - takes about an hour. 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


You can download a handy Dublin Bus Ap to Track your journey

Accommodation During the 15th Hopkins Literary Festival

The Keadeen Hotel Newbridge

Special unbeatable Hopkins Festival Rates in this fine hotel, so make sure you tell them you are coming for The Hopkins Festival! 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.

keadeen hotel

Book your accommodation without delay as availability is shrinking fast.

Mark your email for 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 2015 but the Keadeen Hotel fills up quickly.

The Gables Hotel Newbridge

If you cannot get accommodation at the Keadean Hotel, we suggest you book in without delay to The Gables, a three Star Bord Failte approved Guesthouse with Leisure Centre, Wifi etc. The Gables Proprieters: Ray and Jackie Cribbin
extend a warm and friendly welcome to all our visitors 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
Make your booking without delay by emailing Derek at the Gables. Ask for Special Hopkins Festival Rates.


Enjoy your Trip!

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