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Unread 25-02-2008, 15:48   #1
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Default Rail Travel from Cork and Kerry on St. Patricks Day, 17th March 2008

Typical. At least it's paddys day and not paddys weekend

http://www.irishrail.ie/news_centre/...ew&news_id=337

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Rail Travel from Cork and Kerry on St. Patricks Day, 17th March 2008 by Corporate Communications


Customers are advised that because of the All-Ireland Club Finals in Croke Park on St. Patrick’s Day, Monday the 17th March 2008 (Nemo Rangers, Cork-v-St. Vincent’s Dublin @ 15.45hrs) – trains to Dublin Heuston from the Cork District will be heavy.

Customers are advised to please note the following:

1. The sale and use of all Kid+ Family rail Tickets has been withdrawn on all morning trains from Cork and Kerry to Dublin and returning from Dublin from 18.00hrs onwards on St. Patrick’s day, Monday, 17th March 2008.

2. Reservations are essential on all trains from Cork and Kerry to Dublin over the weekend and especially returning from Dublin Heuston Station on St. Patrick’s Day Monday, 17th March 2008.

3. Customers are advised to reserve their seat(s) or purchase their rail ticket(s) on-line at www.irishrail.ie or through the Iarnród Éireann telesales number (021) 455-7185.

Iarnrod Eireann would like to thank customers for their co-operation.

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Unread 25-02-2008, 16:11   #2
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trains to Dublin Heuston from the Cork District will be heavy
Is there a gravity problem in the future?
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Should we point out to them that St. Patrick's Day is the 15th of March this year?
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good point but its only the religious holiday that is changed. The public holiday is still the 17th March.
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Even if Saturday was the 17th we would still have Monday off
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The point is that the notice is incorrect.

Are the Club Finals taking place on St. Patrick's Day or the 17th ?
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17th which is Saint Patricks Day from the point of view of the Irish State

Rome says its the 15th this year, quite different
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You have to distinguish between the religious day of st. patrick and the public holiday. Both are usually on 17th March.

This year due to the religious holiday falling during easter holy week the religious holiday has moved to the 15th March 2008. The public holiday will not follow suit. The public holiday and festivities, parade etc will remain as the 17th.

http://www.rte.ie/news/2007/0718/stpatrick.html
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Should we point out to them that St. Patrick's Day is the 15th of March this year?
lets just stop this now, shall we?
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Are the Club Finals taking place on St. Patrick's Day or the 17th ?
Yes, they are on St Patrick's Day, the 17th.
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