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What are the arrival and departure time and dates for the West Cork, Ireland Retreat?
What transfers are included?
You will be met at a local hotel at 3pm and transferred to our private accomodation in West Cork. Throughout the week all transfers and travel are provided. You will need to arrange your own transport to Cork city from West Cork. Estimated journey time is just over an hour. Please arrange your onward travel with this in mind.
You simply need to arrange your air / rail travel from wherever you live to Cork, Ireland. *Arriving by the start date for our meet and greet reception. We will arrange your transfer to our private residence in West Cork from there. Please let us know in advance of booking your travel arrangements to Ireland. *Of course, you are welcome to come earlier or stay longer if your schedule permits.
What weather can I expect?
The weather in April & September in Ireland can be very pleasant. Temperatures range from 18 degrees C / 55 degrees F to lows of 9 degrees C / 48 degree F. If it does rain, western and northern parts of the island receive the bulk. Most rain falls as showers, punctuated by sunshine.
What clothes and personal items shall I bring?
Pack lightweight comfortable, warm, casual clothes. It won’t be freezing over here but the wind can get cold. Plan to dress in layers: · Assortment of short sleeves, light long sleeve tops – comfortable for walking · Light weight trousers - comfortable for walking · The trick to staying warm is to have many layers that you can put on and take off to adjust your temperature. · Sweaters/hoodies/fleece for evenings · Jacket for evenings · Hiking boots/sport shoes – are the most important item of all! Make sure they are reasonably light and suitable for walking as opposed to heavy mountain boots. Terrain may be stony and uneven or perhaps muddy and wet in places. Make sure you have good ankle support, good grip and are broken in and comfortable before you leave! · Comfortable shoes or sandals for lighter days · Spare shoes for evening · Light raincoat - is essential as it rains a lot in Ireland but that doesn’t mean it’s cold. · Small lightweight backpack to carry bits and pieces – water bottle, sun cream, camera, wipes etc. · A warm light Shawl - to keep you cosy during meditation · Yoga clothes - for gentle morning yoga · Swim wear - we will take a dip in the sea! · Sunglasses, sunscreen, a comfortable hat · Small packs of tissues & disinfectant wet wipes, hand sanitizer · All personal hygiene items you may require *Do not bring a hair dryer, high heels, or dressy outfit!
What are the medical and covid vaccination requirements for Ireland?
All participants must take full responsibility for their personal health and wellbeing when travelling and follow recommended guidelines. Since Sunday 6 March 2022 travellers to Ireland are not required to show proof of vaccination, proof of recovery or a negative PCR test result upon arrival. Travellers to Ireland are no longer asked to complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form and travel carriers will not ask to check a PLF receipt prior to travel to Ireland. There are no post-arrival testing or quarantine requirements for travellers to Ireland. Any individual that develops COVID-19 symptoms while in Ireland should follow the HSE guidance in relation to isolation and undertaking antigen or PCR testing as appropriate. More information. https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/3361b-public-health-updates/#stay-safe
What else is useful to bring?
Adaptors for Ireland, if you are bringing electrical items and a mobile phone. Don’t forget charging cables. For Ireland the associated plug type is G, which is the plug that has three rectangular pins in a triangular pattern. Ireland operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz. The same as the UK.
Is Travel Insurance required?
YES. Travel insurance is MANDATORY for all travelers and should be taken out right after your registration. At a minimum, your travel insurance should be ‘comprehensive,’ providing coverage for cancelation of your trip, loss of luggage, personal items, personal accident, medical expenses, and personal liability (with a minimum coverage of US$200,000).