2011 AOH Bloody Sunday Trip
Thursday January 27, 2011 thru Saturday February 5, 2010
Costs: Double Occupancy $850
Costs include all ground transportation while in the North*, nine nights lodging,
tours*, nine breakfasts, five dinners and four lunches.
Air transportation is responsibility of traveler
Payment schedule: $250 non refundable Deposit required by November 15, 2010; Balance due January 5,
2011. Due to Limited availability we request that you book your reservation early.
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2011 AOH Bloody Sunday Tour of the North of Ireland and Dublin
Justice and truth were finally achieved by the families of Bloody Sunday with the release of the Saville
Inquiry in June of this year. Since that time there has been much anticipation for this years Bloody Sunday
commemoration march, as we go to press in late August all indications are that the families will stage the
march. Working with Coiste in Belfast we have once again put together a historical/political and educational
tour of the North and Dublin for 2011. Space is limited; reservations will only be held based on receipt of non
refundable deposits. A $250 non-refundable deposit is due by November 1 2011 with the balance due by
January 5 2011.
2011 AOH Bloody Sunday Trip - Itinerary
Thursday January 27, 2011 thru Saturday February 5, 2010
Hotel Information: Balmoral http://www.balmoralhotelbelfast.co.uk/
Blacks Road; Dunmurry, Belfast BT10 0NF
Tower Hotel www.towerhotelderry.com/
Butcher Street, Derry, BT48 6HL, Northern Ireland
Silver Birch Hotel http://www.silverbirchhotel.com/
5 Gortin Road
Omagh BT79 7, County Tyrone
Jury’s Inn Custom House Hotel http://dublinhotels.jurysinns.com/
Custom House Quay, Dublin
This trip is open to all AOH and LAOH members and guests. Availability is limited to first 50 paid travelers.
Itinerary and costs below may be updated depending on availability and attendance. Total cost is $850 and
includes all ground transportation while in the North***, nine nights lodging, tours*, nine breakfasts, five
dinners and four lunches.
Airport Transfers***: If arriving in Belfast Thursday January 27 Coiste will provide pick up. If you are arriving
in Dublin or arriving prior to January 27 it will be up to the traveler to make check in at Balmoral. Those
departing out of Dublin February 5 will receive transport to airport.
Outbound :Continental 94 – Depart Newark (NJ) Wed Jan 26 9:30 PM arrive Belfast Thur Jan 27 8:50 AM
Return: Continental 23 – Depart Dublin Sat Feb 5 9:00 AM arrive Newark Sat Feb 5 11:40 AM
Thurs Jan 27 Day One
09.00am pick up at Belfast International Airport drop off at Balmoral Hotel Belfast,
14:00pm Tour check in at Balmoral; upstairs lounge.
14.30pm pick up at Balmoral travel to An Cultúrlann http://english.culturlann.ie/
15.00pm Representative from RFJ and Tar Anall recipients of Christmas Appeal donations to address group.
16.00pm Green Cross Representative ex-prisoner group recipient of Christmas Appeal donations to address
17.00pm Dinner at Cultúrlann
19.00pm Music Session in An Cultúrlann with Bic McFarlane. Former CO of Republican prisoners at Long Kesh
20.30pm AOH Falls Rd social evening, transport will be available at 23.30 pm for those wishing to travel back to
the Balmoral Hotel; after 23:30 transport responsibility of traveler. (Many cabs available and safe)
Fri Jan 28 Day Two
10.00am pick up at Balmoral Hotel transport to Felons Club, Falls Rd. West Belfast.
10.30am “DVD” Brief History of the Republican Struggle
11.15am Overview from Coiste director, Michael Culbert, on the development of “Coiste na n- Iarchimí over
the past 10 years. Coiste is largest ex-prisoner organization in the North and a long time recipient of Christmas
11.45am “Women in Struggle” DVD followed by panel discussion with female activists
13.00pm Lunch soup/sandwich tea/coffee
14.00pm EPIC tour Shankill Road. Tour of Loyalist Belfast with Epic Loyalist prisoner group that works with
15.30pm Coiste political tour Falls Rd and West Belfast, including Milltown cemetery.
17.00pm Tour finishes at Felons club Falls Rd with complimentary refreshment.
18.30pm dinner at Balmoral Hotel
20.30pm Felons Club for social evening in house entertainment; distribution of Christmas Appeal donations to
Belfast based organizations.
23.30pm Transport available for those wishing to travel back to the Balmoral Hotel after 23:30 transport
responsibility of traveler. (Many cabs available and safe)
Sat Jan 29 Day Three
09.00am pick up at Balmoral Hotel
10.00am Tour of Belfast City Hall by Tom Hartley Sinn Fein councilor and former Lord Mayor of Belfast
12.30pm Travel to Bellaghy, County Derry. Hometown of hunger strikers Francis Hughes and his cousin
Thomas McElwee. Meet with Ian Milne local Sinn Fein councilor and former political prisoner
15.00pm Arrive in Derry; Free Derry Tours Bus Tour
16.30pm Dinner at Tower Hotel Derry
18.00pm Mass at Derry AOH hall
19.30pm AOH Derry presentation of Christmas Appeal donations to Derry area organizations.
Sun Jan 30 Day Four
11.30am Bus will pick up group At Tower Hotel, to transport to GAA club for start of March.
14.30pm Bloody Sunday Commemoration March.
Mon Jan 31 Day Five
Free day for group to rest, shop, or tour Derry and/or surrounding areas. Free Derry Tours available for hire.
(additional cost not included)
Tues Feb 1 Day Six
10.00am pick up at Tower hotel
11.00am Travel to Strabane, County Tyrone meet with Jarlath Mc Nulty Strabane project manager of Cairde ;
Ex-prisoner group and recipient of Christmas Appeal donations
11.45am Visit local republican Museum and the new allotment managed by Cairde
14.30pm Meet with Local Republican activists, Strabane.
15.30pm Depart for The Silver Birch Hotel Omagh
18:00pm Visit Omagh Basketball team training session at Station Center Omagh
19:00pm Dinner with Omagh Basketball team, coaches and family Omagh
Wed Feb 2 Day Seven
10:00am pick up at Silver Birch and travel to Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh http://www.nmni.com/uafp
14:30pm lunch at Station center Omagh, tour of Omagh including Omagh bomb memorial (Garden of Light)
19:00pm dinner at Silver Birch
21.00pm group free time
Thurs Feb 3 Day Eight
10.00am Pick up at Silver Birch hotel travel to Monaghan
11.30am Presentation on the Dublin/Monaghan bombings of May 17 1974 ( venue to be confirmed)
16.30pm Arrive Jurys Hotel Custom House Dublin
18.30pm Dinner at Custom House
Fri Feb 4 Day Nine
10.00am 1916 Easter Rising tour, Arbour Hill, Collins Barracks and Kilmainham Jail
15.00pm Sinn Fein bookstore
16:00pm Open evening in Dublin.
Sat Feb 5 Day Ten
06.30am Depart for Dublin Airport