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Charleville Castle Weekend August the 8th and 9th 2009

  • 06-07-2009 1:23pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 1,768 ✭✭✭ Sebzy


    Well it's that time of year again the 4th annual boards photography castle meet. This is your opportunity to photograph and stay in one of the most ornate Neo-Gothic Castles in Ireland. The castle is only open to the public for guided tours but so this weekend is truly special as we have a high level of access not normally given.


    Consider this the info pack :)

    This year we have a bit of a chnage and hope to have the first boards photography BBQ up at the castle it the weather permits.

    As usual numbers are limited to 20 so first 20 to send me their registration will secure places and the rest will be put on the good old waiting list. I'll keep everyone up to date on places as the registrations are processed.

    The agreed donation/fee for the weekend has been set at €35 which is payable upon arrival to either myself or designated castle staff all the proceeds go directly towards the castle restoration and upkeep.

    All all attendees will be required to register before Saturday 1PM July the 18th late registrations will simply not be accepted as they castle require details to be sent ahead of us arriving.

    Please submit your details ASAP as this will be considered your booking confirmation.

    if for some reason your plans change and you are unable to make it let me know and i can hand the place over to one of the waiting.

    ==== A little about the castle ====
    Location
    Charleville Castle, Tullamore, County Offaly

    Wiki Info
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charleville_Forest_Castle

    Location on yahoo maps
    http://maps.yahoo.com/#mvt=m&lat=53.261278&lon=-7.52714

    GPS
    LAT:53.261278 LON:7.52714

    Things to bring
    - Sleeping bag.
    - Rain gear just in case
    - Heavy jacket as it gets quite cold.
    - Good warm pair of gloves
    - Pen and paper
    - Ground mat if you have one.
    - Good torch/flash light and spare battery’s.
    - Fully charged batteries for your camera as sockets are limited.
    - Food and drink for both days. There will be a LIDL and Dunnes open just a short drive/walk away. You will have use of the castle kitchen and fridge to sort out food.


    Ok the rough plan is

    Saturday
    - We will all be meeting up outside castle at 11:00AM Saturday the 8th to get acquainted and complete final sign in this is mandatory and you will not be given access to the castle if you miss it, The sign in and lay down the castle ground rules should take no longer than 30 minutes. If you cant make it for 11 let me know in advance.

    - Tour of the castle and grounds.
    - Exploring and photographing of the castle and grounds.
    - Light painting workshop.
    - Late night tour of castle and grounds/forest.
    - BBQ/Fire/social gathering around back weather permitting (BYOB)


    Sunday
    - Sunday will be for exploring and photographing the castle and grounds and any other activity's we dream up.
    - Depart back home around 6:00 PM

    This event is open to boards.ie members only.

    ===== Registration and booking procedure ======
    An e-mail to [email protected] with the subject "Boards Castle Meet 2009" containing the following information is required.

    - Full name :
    - Boards Nick :
    - Full address :
    - Mobile number :
    - Over 18 : (YES/NO)
    - Any other information we should know :

    All provided information is considered confidential and is required for insurance reasons by the castle. False information will simply not be accepted and the booking will be lost.

    Once I have received your information I will send you back confirmation.

    Closing date for booking Saturday 1PM July the 18th.

    ============================================

    Any questions just PM or reply


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Comments

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 22,852 ✭✭✭✭ Tallon


    Details on the way, I'm really looking forward to this


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,657 trishw78


    Details sent woo hoo I think I'll book the following week off work now


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 9,038 CMod ✭✭✭✭ CabanSail


    Email sent.

    Lift available from Lucan.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,111 ✭✭✭ Top Dog


    Where exactly will people be sleeping? I see mention of sleeping bags but not tents so is it safe to say it will actually be in the castle?

    Also what is the situation regarding spouses going along?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,657 trishw78


    yes in the castle the morning room, you'll have to ask sebzy about spouse's but at a wild guess the answer would be no.

    Lift available also from the Waterford - Piltown - Kilkenny area


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 22,852 ✭✭✭✭ Tallon


    Top Dog wrote: »
    Where exactly will people be sleeping? I see mention of sleeping bags but not tents so is it safe to say it will actually be in the castle?

    In the castle, on the ground
    Top Dog wrote: »
    Also what is the situation regarding spouses going along?
    This event is open to boards.ie members only.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 22,852 ✭✭✭✭ Tallon


    CabanSail wrote: »
    Lift available from Lucan.

    Oh yeah.... Lift also available if anyone needs it, i'm in the general castle area but if your stuck, let me know


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,035 ✭✭✭ dakar


    Details on the way. Thanks Seb!


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,063 ✭✭✭ GristlyEnd


    Done


  • Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 28,110 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Cabaal


    details sent, thanks sebz


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,768 ✭✭✭ Sebzy


    Top Dog wrote: »
    Where exactly will people be sleeping? I see mention of sleeping bags but not tents so is it safe to say it will actually be in the castle?

    Also what is the situation regarding spouses going along?

    Yep sleeping in the castle in the morning room.

    And as for spouses and girlfriends I'm sorry the only way this might be possible is if we are unable to fill the numbers and there are spare places. Photography boardsies always get priority.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,768 ✭✭✭ Sebzy


    Just an update on booking
    10 places have been scooped up.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,819 rymus


    done x 2. cant wait


  • Registered Users Posts: 762 Buzz Lightyear


    Got mine in as soon as I saw the post from seb up on the thread. Roll on Tullamore ......

    Cheers Seb.;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,699 ThOnda


    I am in, but if somebody mentions anything about small room below the stairs, I won't go.


  • Registered Users Posts: 762 Buzz Lightyear


    mmmm .... ok Trish if your going I'm bringing ear plugs ...


    *runs and hides*


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,035 ✭✭✭ dakar



    *runs and hides*

    You can run but you can't hide :eek:


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,362 ✭✭✭ Fionn


    ok
    I've sent a e-mail too. hope the weather will be ok!!!

    :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 762 Buzz Lightyear


    dakar wrote: »
    You can run but you can't hide :eek:

    But 'its the bells ... the bells ... they keep ringing in my ears ...

    .... I can't escape from the sound of the bells'

    :D:D


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,657 trishw78


    mmmm .... ok Trish if your going I'm bringing ear plugs ...


    *runs and hides*
    dakar wrote: »
    You can run but you can't hide :eek:

    But 'its the bells ... the bells ... they keep ringing in my ears ...

    .... I can't escape from the sound of the bells'

    :D:D

    Like dakar said you can run but....

    ... bells what bells ...
    Fionn wrote: »
    ok
    I've sent a e-mail too. hope the weather will be ok!!!

    :)

    Cool I'll bring your pictures up with me then.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,768 ✭✭✭ Sebzy


    Ok as it stands we have the following booked

    ##. Sebzy
    01. kensutz
    02. Tallon
    03. Buzz Lightyear
    04. trishw78
    05. CabanSail
    06. Panhour
    07. dakar
    08. DarrenG
    09. ThOnda
    10. rymus
    11. elven
    12. nilhg
    13. Fionn
    14. Cabaal
    15. Kazujo
    16. latchiko
    17. RoryW

    if your name is not on the list and you have sent details please contact me.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,624 Fajitas!


    It looks like I'm in London for this - Enjoy folks :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,319 sineadw


    Can't do the 8th - that's me out. Again :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 649 ✭✭✭ Kazujo


    Details sent, fingers crossed for good weather


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 812 gary82


    Sounds great but I've an exam on the Monday. Enjoy the weekend!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,445 bovril


    I'm in London on the 8th (not with Al incidently :)). Enjoy yizzerselves guys!


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 9,038 CMod ✭✭✭✭ CabanSail


    bovril wrote: »
    I'm in London on the 8th (not with Al incidently :)). Enjoy yizzerselves guys!

    WOW - Rumours!! ;)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18,289 ✭✭✭✭ WindSock


    Be sure to check out the secret part.

    Clue: Hexagon room.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,624 Fajitas!


    Myself, Sinead and Bovril will *not* be in London that weekend together <.<

    :pac:


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  • Registered Users Posts: 762 Buzz Lightyear


    Fajitas! wrote: »
    Myself, Sinead and Bovril will *not* be in London that weekend together <.<

    :pac:

    Jeez Al thats a very firm denial. Me thinks you could be denying this gathering way too strongly .... indicating that maybe all is not what it seems ... :eek:


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