Great Tastes of America

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Great Tastes of America

 

Planning for the summer J1 is well underway and to get you excited you can now explore America at McDonald’s as the Great Taste of America is back until the 27th June. 4 great tasting all American style burgers each around for 2 weeks.  


All burgers have two 100% Irish Beef Burgers, Bacon and filled with iconic toppings from different states. The New York Stack has a sesame & poppy seed New York bagel and is available in stores until the 16th May. The South Carolina Stack has a sweet Carolina sauce and will be in stores from the 17th- 30th May. The next state we reach is Louisiana and this Stack is for the lovers of hot & spicy as it is topped with Tabasco ketchup. The Louisiana Stack is in store from the 31st May- 13th June. The Tennessee Stack is available from the 14th June- 27th June and has a Tennessee style BBQ sauce in a flour topped bun. 


So for the lucky people going to on a J1, try these burgers and prepare your taste buds for the American experience. For everyone who is not heading to America this summer, you can also pop into McDonald’s and try the Great Taste of America, after all it’s the next best thing. 

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Island Hopping in Greece

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Island Hopping in Greece

 

Go Greek Island Hopping to finish out the summer in serious style! 

SAYIT Travel have put together a package including flights, accommodation and transfers to and from Ios and Mykonos.

Depart: Aug 24th      DUBLIN-ATHENS     05:55/12:05
Return: Aug 31st        ATHENS-DUBLIN     12:45/15:05

2 X 10KG Hand Luggage Included

Itinerary: 

Aug 24TH:       1 Night Athens @ 3*Best Western Pygathorian Hotel
                         Standard Room- self catering


Aug 25TH:       Ferry from Athens to Ios
                         Depart: 07:15  Arrive: 11:05
                         2 Nights @ 2*Homers Inn
                         Standard Room- self catering


Aug 27TH:       Ferry from Ios to Mykonos
                         Depart: 11:30  Arrive: 13:05
                         4 Nights @ 4*Giannoulaki Hotel
                         Twin Room- self catering


Aug 31ST:        Hotel Check Out
                        Ferry from Mykonos to Athens
                        Depart: 14:40  Arrive: 17:00
                        Price per Person: €955PP X 2

All of the above details and costings are subject to availability when booking

 

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St Patricks Weekend events- GET YOUR GREEN ON!

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St Patricks Weekend events- GET YOUR GREEN ON!

 

St Patrick's Day doesn't have to be the old salty bacon and boiled cabbage dinner followed by an over 'Oirish', night out in a sweaty over-packed pub! There is a lot going across Ireland with more and more interesting, cultural and fun events popping up each year on the day and beyond. 

We've had a look and found a few that might take you off the beaten track and get you into the green spirit. No matter what you do we hope you have a lot of fun getting your green on! 

1. The Parades

Yes! There are parades in towns and cities across the nation from the huge floats of Dublin to the Tractors and trailers of Athy's main street, why not head to a parade, support the communities involved and soak up the atmosphere. You never know what you might see and it's a great way to get into the Paddy's day mood. 

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2. Open Air Cinema

As part of the St Patricks festival Jim Sheridan's film 'In America' will be shown in the grounds of Swords Castle @7.30 on Thurs March 16th. It is the story of an Irish family emigrating to New York in the 80's. This is a lovely chance to see a great directors work in gorgeous surroundings.....and it's free! So grab the blankets and the picnic basket! There is a screening of the briliant 'Sing Street' on the saturday too!  See Details and book your free ticket HERE

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3. The Boat Race of Rivals

The 69th Annual Colours Boat Race takes place in the heart of Dublin City on Saturday March 18th. This is an annual head to head between the endless rivals UCD and TCD which starts at O'Connell Bridge and ends at St James Gate. The first of 4 races kicks off at 1.30pm and is sure to be exciting. So whether you are #trinners4winners o #ucd4life get down to the Liffey and show your support. See here for further details

 

4. City at Play: Funfairs

For the young at heart, Custom House Quay and Merrion Square will turn into funfairs for the festival which lets you let loose and shake off the stresses of all them assignments! Jump on the Walzters, chomp on some Candy Floss and try out some thrill-seeking rides right in the middle of Dublin. What more would you want! 

 

5. Truly have the 'Craic' for Comic Relief

Dara O'Briain, Deirdre O'Kane, Tommy Tiernan, Jason Byrne, Panti Bliss, Des Bishop, PJ Gallagher, Ardal O'Hanlon, Abandoman, Al Porter..... need I go on! This superstar list of amazingly funny Irish comedians are giving their time, and best lines, for Comic Relief this Paddy's Day with an epic stand-up Gala in the 3 Arena. There are still some tickets left so if you really want to feel Irish on St Patricks day.... laugh your arse off and have the craic for charity. Tickets available HERE

 

6. Young Blood: The Beats and Voices of Our Generation

The National Concert Hall's programme has certainly blown the dust off it's covers over the past few years and now works to showcase the diversity of music and artists in Ireland and abroad. This Saturday, March 18th, they have an exciting line-up of contemporary, forwarding thinking artists who are driving forward music, spoken word, poetry and the vision of Irish Arts now and in the future. The evening will include Tallaght rap trio HareSquead, the recently Choice Prize awarded Rusangano Family and the always inspiring Emmet Kirwan amongst many other wonderful contemporaries. If you are looking for the heart of Irish culture today.... look towards the NCH. Full details HERE

 

7. Head to a real Session

You might think Traditional Irish music is just all diddly-iddle-dee or Daniel O'Donnell but until you've experienced the power of real musics in a real trad session you haven't experienced Ireland! St Patrick's day is like christmas for trad musicians as, with the focus on culture and tradition, sessions are welcomed in pubs in every town across the country. So check with your local, get in early to grab a seat and soak up the talents that our many, many irish trad musicians have to offer. You could even go one step further and check out the talent at the Kilkenny Trad fest, Details HERE

 

8. Run for St Patrick! 

If you still have any energy left from all the shenanigans why not challenge yourself and get a group of friends together to do the St Patrick's day 5KM Run in St Stephens Green. It is free, it is healthy and it is a great way to see this part of the city in another way. There'll be entertainment and a great atmosphere to soak in while you smugly cross the finish line knowing that you've done a good thing! Go on.... Run like the snakes ran away from St Patrick! Even though the poor snakes didn't have legs which was clearly an unfair advantage on Paddy's part!  REGISTER for the run HERE

 

No matter what you do this St Patrick's weekend, make sure you plan your travel, keep in touch with friends when you're out and about and make sure you get home safely. Happy St Patrick's Day! 

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Tips for visiting family overseas at Christmas

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Tips for visiting family overseas at Christmas

 

1. With more and more Irish people moving abroad, many people are now choosing to travel and spend Christmas with their loved ones overseas.

2. Whether it be family living in the "Land Down-Under", working in South East Asia or relocating Stateside, many parents and siblings are venturing abroad over the holiday season to be reunited.

3. If you're jetting off to Southeast Asia, Central America or South America over the festive period, it's important to think about the vaccinations you require.

4. While it's never too late to vaccinate, Tropical Medical Bureau usually recommend that you get your immunisations, where possible, six to eight weeks before travelling. Even at this stage it is worthwhile getting cover against the main diseases which may be a risk.

5. You may be recommended to have cover against tetanus, typhoid and hepatitis A. However a course of injections may be recommended in some cases against diseases like hepatitis B and rabies for some undertaking longer or possibly high risk trips to countries such as Thailand, Peru and Indonesia.

6. The experienced professionals at Tropical Medical Bureau will be able to talk you through your options and give advice about how to stay healthy on your getaway. The last thing you'll want is to spend Christmas Day bed-bound with some nasty illness!

7. If you are heading overseas for Christmas you'll also need to take care with your food and drink choices. It is safe to say that you may not be tucking into a traditional turkey dinner in India, Thailand or Brazil, so choose your restaurants carefully, and always stick with correctly sealed bottled water!

8. It is important to remember that while your family members who have been living abroad for some time will be more immune to local illnesses and their bodies will have adapted to local surroundings. It's important to protect yourself against mosquito bites that could be carrying some nasty diseases you won't find at home!

For further information or to book an appointment, please contact Tropical Medical Bureau on 1850 487674 or visit www.tmb.ie

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Using your Student Leap Card on the Luas

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Using your Student Leap Card on the Luas

 

Do you use your Student Leap Card on Luas? If so, make sure you Touch On before boarding a tram and Touch Off when leaving a tram.

There are validators at every Luas stop and you can use the validator on either platform. Hold your Student Leap Card to the validator and wait for the beep before removing it.

There are many benefits to Touching On and Off with your Student Leap Card with Luas;

1.    Avoid Fare Evasion

If you don’t Touch On before boarding a Luas you may receive a Standard Fare Notice of €45 or you may be prosecuted for Fare Evasion. Make sure you Touch On and your card will be valid for travel.

2.    Save Money

Touch Off at your end destination so you don’t overpay. By Touching Off you are letting  Leap know you’ve completed your journey and you’ll be charged the correct fare

3.    Avail of Discounts

If you take two or more journeys within 90 minutes of each other on Luas an automatic discount will apply to the second and subsequent fares. For more details see Leap 90 [https://about.leapcard.ie/leap-90].

4.    Avail of Capping

If you make lots of trips with your Student Leap Card in 1 day or 1 week (Mon-Sun) on Luas, Leap Card will automatically cap the price so you don’t spend any more than you need to. Once you hit the cap you can continue to travel on Luas and you won’t be charged for additional journeys. You can find more details on Capping on the Leap Card website [https://about.leapcard.ie/fare-capping].

Remember

Touch On your Leap Card to go on your way,

Touch Off when you’re done so you don’t over pay!

To find out how you could win a Leap Card with €10 credit check out the Luas Facebook page!

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Get Planning your next adventure

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Get Planning your next adventure

 

The trick to getting through the long hours of study and stress is to give yourself something to look forward to. An amazing holiday with your mates could be just the thing.........

Contact SAYIT.ie for full details

Go Ski-ing! 

Fly from Dublin to Andorra on 5th march and spend 7 nights in Hotel Arinsal on B&B basis from only €489 p.p, based on 2 sharing.

USA and Canada Airfare

We have some excellent student airfares for the USA & Canada - book now for 2017 and secure your seat with a deposit of only €50, balance to be paid 6 weeks before departure.

 

Return Airfares:

NYC from only €470 

San Francisco from only €520

Los Angeles from only €530

Las Vegas from only €545

Chicago from only €590

Toronto from only €510 

 

One way airfares:

NYC from only €320

San Francisco from only €340

Los Angeles from only €350

Vancouver from only €350

Chicago from only €320

Toronto from only €250

 

Valid for travel from January to June 2017, subject to availability

City breaks

 

Amsterdam break - fly Dublin to Amsterdam & spend 2 nights aboard a floating hotel - the Amstel Botel in a twin or double room on B&B basis - for only €175 pps

Krakow break - fly Dublin to Krakow & spend 2 nights in The Secret Garden Hostel in a twin  or double room on B&B basis - for only €149 pps.

* Why not add a trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial for €38 pp

Barcelona break - fly Dublin to Barcelona & spend 2 nights in the quirky Acta Mimic Hotel in a twin or double room - for only €129 pps.

* why not add on a trip to the legendary Nou Camp for only €25 pp

Travel January - March 2017, subject to availability

 

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Festival and Camping tips for Electric Picnic

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Festival and Camping tips for Electric Picnic

 

Music lovers have plenty to smile about over the summer months. Now, more than ever before, amazing festivals are taking place in all corners of the country. There’s nothing quite like soaking up the chilled out vibes, singing along to your favourite tunes and spending an exciting few days with your best pals.

 

While fun and games are pretty much guaranteed, attending festivals also goes hand in hand with experiencing some inevitable discomforts. We’ve compiled a list of top ten festival tips to ensure you are as prepared as possible and get the most from your festival– especially if you’re attending Electric Picnic this weekend!

 

1. Beware of the sun and insects

Remember to pack plenty of sun cream and insect repellent. Bad sun burn or lots of nasty, itchy bites are a sure fire way to ruin your festival experience. Reapply as necessary to keep your skin safe and the bugs at bay.

 

2. Plan your schedule

Get your hands on the line-up schedule before you go and decide which bands you want to prioritise seeing. You really don’t want to miss out on your favourite act because of lack of planning. Factor in resting time between the different sets – you’re sure to get tired being on your feet all day.

 

3. Drink lots of water

Many festivals have free water refilling stations so make sure you carry a bottle around with you at all times. Staying hydrated greatly reduces your risk of getting sunstroke and feeling unwell. If you’re not too sure about the quality of water, just use some purification tablets.

 

4. Pack festival essentials

Facilities at music festivals are few and far between so make sure you bring the right toiletries. Dry shampoo, hand sanitizer and plenty of baby wipes are a given.  Other useful items include an eye mask, ear plugs and a torch. And don’t forget the toilet roll!

 

5. Be sensible with alcohol

Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol in the sun makes for a dangerous combination. Not only does it greatly increase the risk of accidents, it can cause headaches, dizziness and nausea – definitely not what you want! Pace yourself and drink water in between alcoholic beverages.

 

6. Buy decent camping equipment

If you’re camping, make sure your tent is waterproof before you set off. There’s nothing worse than waking up in a pool of water! While you’re at it, pack a decent sleeping mat, pillow and sleeping bag. Getting a decent night’s sleep helps you to feel energised during the day and properly enjoy the music.

 

7. Charge your devices

Can’t live without your smart phone? Fear not! Investing in a mobile power bank will allow you to charge your device multiple times over the weekend. You’ll still be able to keep in contact with your mates and take as many photos as you like.

 

8. Pack sensible clothing

You might want to embrace festival boho chic but remember, you will be lying in a field in the middle of the night. Plenty of layers and a change of clothes are definitely advised. Wellies and big comfy socks will keep your feet warm and dry if it rains.

 

9. Eat healthily

On a tight budget? Bring snacks with you that won’t go off. Cereal bars, crackers and nuts are fantastic for keeping you going in between acts. If you’re buying food onsite be wary of anything that looks undercooked or has been sitting in the sun for too long. Getting food poisoning at a music festival is enough to put you off for life!

 

10. Mind your stuff

Festivals are a great place to make new friends but you still need to be wary of your belongings at all times – not everyone’s intentions may be the same. Leave valuables like fancy cameras or laptops at home and hide your money and phone in your tent when you sleep.

 

So there you have it, some top tips to see you through Electric Picnic! The most important piece of advice – have fun! Festivals are amazing opportunities to meet fellow music lovers, get up close and personal with your favourite bands and even discover some new ones. A little preparation goes a long way towards ensuring you have an incredible time!

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WE HAVE GREAT NEWS!!

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WE HAVE GREAT NEWS!!

 

From September 1st 2016, the price of the Student Leap Card is dropping to just €10!


That’s a whole price-drop from €15 to just €10….. meaning even more value for students than ever.
So make sure you pick-up your Student Leap Card this September to get the best student savings across public transport and our retail brands.


The Student Leap Card is available from our Agents at many Students Unions, by postal application, or from any of our crews on our nationwide Roadshow Tour – find out more here: (include link to Website)

Our aim is to make sure students can get the best value and best savings. This means for an individual who uses public transport regularly you could save back the €10 price of the Student Leap Card in an average of 3-4 days, and then you have the whole life of the card to make savings, through-out the whole year! 

The 2016/17 Student Leap Card will be valid from September 1st 2016 to December 31st 2017. 

For info on how to get the card see HERE

Click HERE for information about our express agents. 

We hope you enjoy travelling and saving with your New, even better value, 2016-17 Student Leap Card! 

 

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Advice for Volunteering Abroad

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Advice for Volunteering Abroad

 


How to ensure you look after yourself when volunteering abroad this summer. 

Volunteering abroad is a life-changing experience but there are many aspects to consider before offering up your time to help others. As well as being enriching and getting the chance to do your part for people in need, volunteering abroad comes with many responsibilities, not just to those you are helping but to yourself. It is important that you look after your own health and needs while you are away, devoting your time to those less fortunate.


Choose an issue close to your heart


The best place to start is by looking for a group that works with issues about which you feel particularly strong about. While volunteering for any organisation in need is very admirable, working with a group that is close to your heart will make you even more passionate about your work. Take some time, look at what is needed where and choose yours wisely. There are many organisations who put together volunteering packages to help get you on your way.


Volunteering Abroad – Research your destination


It is very difficult to maintain any level of fitness while overseas. Make sure you research your destination so you can see what you need to do to stay healthy. One thing you can do is to ensure that you always have access to clean drinking water by bringing water purification tablets.


Consider what you have to offer


When choosing where to devote your time, take the skills that you have to offer into consideration. Play to your strengths and use your time volunteering wisely by using the talents that you already have. For example if you are good with computers or technology or have a knack for working with children then you might be able to slot into a role without too much training beforehand.


Put the organisation’s needs first


While you may have a particular idea of what role you would like to take on, it is wise to look at the organisation as a whole and see exactly what their needs are first. In some instances what groups need most are more hands on deck such as drivers, cleaners, cooks. Every little helps!


Don’t take on too much


Sun exposure and lack of clean water may lead to dehydration especially if the workload is heavy. Pace yourself and don’t take on too much at once. Exciting as the experience is, homesickness often strikes so the support of your new colleagues is essential.


Take care of your health


It’s no fun being sick overseas so many organisations insist on a medical certification confirming that you are in good general health. Make sure that your required vaccines are up-to-date and issues relating to malaria prophylaxis are clearly understood.

For more travel health tips and advice call into your local TMB travel health clinic and speak to one of our qualified professionals. Our experts will guide you through the health requirements for your destination, telling you all you need to know about vaccinations, mosquito bite prevention and food hygiene.

http://www.tmb.ie

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Tips for your Student Accommodation Search

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Tips for your Student Accommodation Search

 

Whether you are weighing up CAO offers and have your hopes set on moving out or you are a few years into your academic journey and need to make a move, you are sure to have heard A LOT about the accommodation crisis, rental price rises and limited options in the past few weeks or months. This is a story that arises each year yet 2016 comes with tougher facts and figures. Daft.ie's recent rental reports have revealed ,year on year, that rent has risen in cities, and student towns around the country...... but don't give up and don't fret! With careful research and planning you'll find your spot- just be ahead of the game 

You hear stories about people changing their course because they can't live there, about substandard accommodations offered, or impossible budget struggles; all of which can seriously dampen your spirit at what should be an optimistic time of change! That's why we want to focus on what IS possible, offer tips to try work around the rental challenge, and offer some proactive info points to contact in your search for a place to rest your weary head after a day of cerebral acrobatics. Keep the chin up and read on.

1) Get in touch with the right people.

First off! Talk to all of your friends and family- You never know what tips or leads they might come up with. 

Gloom always dominates the head-lines and statistics can leave out the good news stories. There is still hope. Asking around the office here, many of us were left saddened when first applying for on campus accommodation, only to find that the waiting list isn't just a conceptual way to say 'no room at the Inn'. It seems obvious, but make sure you have contacted the Accommodations Office of your college if you want to stay on campus. The waiting list may not be that long, and people's circumstances change all the time. If you are not in you can't win. 

The efficacious Accommodation Officer is not only there to look after campus availability. They can also be key in pointing you in the right direction, putting you in touch with local landlords and giving advise on the market in the local area. They won't be able to hold your hand (they don't get commission!!) but approach them nicely, be flexible, and they might just help put you on to a winner. Check out how helpful CIT's accommodation page is for example. Most try to be as helpful as they can and are invaluable when you are stressing about all the other things you need to get sorted out in the next few weeks. 

2) Be active in your search- daily!

The rental market is ever changing and renter's pounce quickly. Know the best online searches for your location. Register for updates on your preferences and check it everyday...twice a day! Be ready to view at the drop of a hat and have your references, finances and game-face in order! Check out our list of search links at the end of this article to see if one might help you in your search..

3) Can you widen your preferences?

You may have always had your own room since you were born. You might not want to share with people you've never met. You may think on-campus 'or nothing!'. But think about it, in tough times you've got to be flexible and opening your search might open up experiences and chances to meet people you'll end up friends for life with. Your best friend from school might be messy and a snorer BUT that new housemate might be the best person ever to share a tub of Ben and Jerry's and watch bad TV with. Point being...you never know. Sharing a room might make you a new best friend....or it might make you appreciate your own space even more down the line. It's all just temporary; a base for you to study, experience college life and move forward. As long as it's safe, clean (enough!), affordable and you can be yourself, you should let it be an option. Do go with your gut, but try be optimistic! 

4) Consider digs, or non Student-options.

Many people are now renting out rooms to help with their own bills meaning a wide variety of options that you may not have considered before. Living in someone else's home might not be what you had in mind but it can be a home away from home. A good break from the mayhem of freshers week and a little bit of peace perhaps? Some places also supply meals or allow you to pay for 5days if you go home at the weekend. These can be self-catering too. Scour your area and talk to people who have done this before. It can feel like a nice stepping stone before going completely out on your own.

5) Compromise on your commute?

Okay, you are heading to Maynooth so you should live in Maynooth right? Again though, Maynooth is all about students come term-time and the competition for a college home is rife. Why not look into somewhere with good, regular bus routes that mean you have a commute that you can make work for you. Leixlip, Celbridge, Lucan and even places along the Dart such as Clonsilla might be doable? Consider the train journey as good reading time to build up references for that looming paper. Or if you are 20mins away you might want to cycle on good days to squeeze exercise into your busy routines and help keep in the mind and body in shape. Living between Dublin city and your college can also up up your opportunities for weekend work... and nights out!

6) Remember it's not for life! 

We know, it's hard to settle or lower your standards but remember, you are not investing in this house, right now you are investing in your future. You may not have your gleaming mansion today but you will have the experience that comes with shared digs, new housemates.  Even small rooms can be decorated to feel like your own little haven for a short time. And if it's not too comfy you might be less likely to take a duvet day and miss that important lecture! 

We wish you all the best with your search and that wherever you find is a great base to pit-stop, make friends and have a great college year.

And don't forget, even if your place to stay works out to be more expensive than you'd hoped, you can keep saving in lots of ways with your Student Leap Card all year around. 

Some Useful Search Links

Nationwide

www.trovit.ie Good for alerts and house-share advertising

www.daft.ie Well known and trusted. Has the advantage of setting up auto-searches

www.gumtree.ie Good for house sharing lisings

 www.collegecribs.ie Great for advanced search nearby your college.

www.myhome.ie or www.rent.ie General searches for rooms to rent

www.boards.ie Has specific threads with advice for 1st years looking for housing

www.getdigs.ie Matching lodgers with homeowners 

USI Homes for Study search engine.

Dublin

www.StudentHousing.ie Dublin only focus.

UCD 

TCD

DIT

DCU

Cork

Limerick

Galway

Waterford

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WILD AIR RUN

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WILD AIR RUN

 

Wild Air Run brings a brand new alternative to the phenomenon of 5k races.

Wild Air Run is a dynamic fun run that will feature 10 giant inflatable obstacles as part of a 5k course, including Europe’s biggest inflatable slide. This is the first time an event like this will take place in Ireland. The initial event will happen in Cabinteely Park on 1st – 3rd July 2016. 

The Wild Air Run can be undertaken by all fitness levels and the focus is on fun, not endurance. It can be undertaken by the fitness fanatic right through to the armchair athlete and everyone in between. The 10 obstacles combine agility, creativity and a vast amount of fun. The course is suitable for people of all fitness levels above the age of seven. 

Begin the race by tackling the staircase start-line, zig-zag through the maze and have a ball in the giant ball pit. Before you can claim victory over the Wild Air Run you will finish with Europe’s longest slide. There will also be a ‘Chill Zone’, an area for both participants and spectators to relax and enjoy music, games and food and drink from local vendors. Brand Ambassador Suzanne Gray said “An event like Wild Air Run is fantastic, it encourages people that wouldn't usually take part in fitness events to try something new with their family and friends, regardless of their fitness level and it's an innovative event we can all enjoy.”

The Cabinteely Park event will kick off its first wave at 10:00a.m, with additional waves running in 20-minute intervals until 8:20p.m. The event day is broken down into three sessions, the family only session (10:00-11:40), the open session (12:00-19:40) and the adult only session (20:00-20:20). Further events see Wild Air Run setting up in in Fota House Cork from 8th – 10th July, Malahide Castle 22nd – 24th July and Marlay Park from 12th – 17th August, with other cities announced soon. 

Tickets for Wild Air Run are on sale now at www.wildairrun.com with early bird discounts available until 1st June.

Full priced tickets are €28.50 for adults and €16.50 for children. Family tickets (€70.95) and group rates are also available. Spectators can cheer from the side-lines for free. For more information and to buy tickets visit www.wildairrun.com.

WIN  2 TICKETS TO A LOCATION OF YOUR CHOICE!

Simply head over to our Facebook post, tell us which location you would want to go to...and tag the friend you'd bring! Oh and make sure to like our page too! Good Luck!! 

Competition closes on June 1st. Winner must hold a valid Student Leap Card. Prize can not be exchanged for cash value or any other product/service. 

 

 

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One for Ireland

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One for Ireland

 

One for Ireland is a charitable movement created to challenge youth homelessness in Ireland. By asking for €1. From 1 million people. In 1 day: April 29th, 2016.

On Friday April 29th, One for Ireland will give everyone multiple opportunities to give €1 to help in the fight against Youth Homelessness. With over 1,500 retailers participating nationwide, you will be able to add €1 to your bill and 100% of every euro donated will go towards projects in regions all over Ireland. You can also give online , by text and via PayPal. 

With over 1,700 homeless children in Ireland, this is the most pressing issue in Irish society. In partnership with The Irish Youth Foundation, the funds raised by One for Ireland will go the projects run by Focus Ireland, Simon Community, Peter McVerry Trust and SVP. One for Ireland is the first national campaign of its kind. We wanted to create a new fundraising model where, as opposed to seeking large sum from a small amount of people, we ask for a small sum from a very large amount of people. This ensures that it is sustainable because it is affordable.

 

The One for Ireland team is comprised entirely of 7 recent graduates, all under 24, who have previously worked in either charity or startups. They are working on a volunteer basis, which will ensure that 100% of the funds raised will go directly to the causes. We are encouraging everybody go give on April 29th and will ensure that your €1 makes a difference to a project near you. 

 

Give One for Ireland.

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