Student Life

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! 

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!

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

 

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!

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! 

 

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

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

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.

6 tips to avoid the Flu this winter

 

The winter is quickly approaching, with the days getting noticeably shorter and the weather a lot colder. For many people this means one thing – the flu! 

It may be a fairly common illness but that doesn’t make the flu any less unpleasant. Its nasty symptoms include high fever, a cough, stuffy nose, fatigue and nausea. To help you stay healthy this winter, Tropical Medical Bureau have compiled a list of top tips to prevent the flu. 

1. Wash your hands:

Maintaining good personal hygiene is the best way to avoid getting sick. Make sure you regularly wash your hands using warm water and soap to kill any bacteria. 

2. Avoid sick people:

Flu germs are highly contagious, spreading like wildfire from the infected. If a colleague or loved one is ill, try to keep as much distance as possible. 

3. Plenty of Vitamin C:

Get your fill of Vitamin-C rich food, such as fruits and vegetables, to protect against immune system deficiencies. If you’re worried you’re not getting the recommended daily allowance, take a supplement.

4. Keep surfaces clean:

Use disinfectant wipes to keep all surfaces clean in your home and workplace. This will help to prevent the spread of the flu virus. 

5. Exercise regularly:

Exercising is fantastic for improving your immunity. Go for a jog, sweat it out on the squash court or join that local dance class to strengthen your body and defences. 

6. Flu vaccination:

Get a flu vaccination and greatly reduce your risk of becoming sick. The elderly and international travellers should consider this in particular. Book your appointment here! 

 

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

Halloween Budget Saving Ideas

 

The college semester is well and truly in full swing. We hope you are getting good use out of your McDonald’s vouchers and bringing all of your new friends for a Buy one Get one free deal at your nearest store.

This time of year also means that Halloween is almost upon us and with the Bank Holiday weekend and Halloween weekend looming, there will no doubt be back to back fancy dress parties and nights out.

This year it doesn’t have to cost you a fortune- here are our top three costume ideas to save you a fortune.

 

GAME OF TWISTER

We all have one stashed away in the attic somewhere, why not re-use. Ok so it’s not original but it a low cost option and waterproof. 

 Art Pop

This one might be a bit trickier to pull off but if you are handy with a paint or make-up brush this one is a must. See our handy tutorial from Boots HERE and put your own spin on things.....

Guess Who!

If you want to double up on a costume idea or even more if you have a group heading out together, then Guess Who an all-time favourite board game is a winner every time.

 

With all of this creativity and excitement going on you will need to re-fuel. Pop down to your nearest McDonald’s where you can find our latest wrap of the day offfer. Choose from The BBQ Pulled Pork one, The BBQ Chicken and Bacon one, The Sweet Chilli Chicken one and The Hot Peri Peri Chicken one for €2.90 on selected days. 

 

College Food basics to get you through the Week

 
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It is that time of year again, summer is over and the time to head back to college is upon us. For those of you lucky enough to be in dorms or living in digs you will be all too familiar with certain foods that you end up eating in order to save money for the all-important weekend. 

For the students living at home and still lapping up the benefits of home-cooking, don’t be too shocked by the following cuisine and never take for granted your folks well stocked fridge again!

Noodles


Not the fancy Thai type you order from your local takeaway. These are the dry packaged type you may be familiar with, whichever it is you will more than likely eat your own weight in these throughout college. You could also step up to the plate (or mug) and make your very own healthy pot noodle! 

Cereal 

You look in the press= no food; you look in the fridge= no food. Open another press and cereal, your old friend, appears. You cannot beat a nice bowl of cereal at any time of the day. With fresh cold milk, or even in the microwave on those duvet days, it will get you through a lot of tough times. Throw a few different cereals together for that higher level of extravagance or add some fruit for some of your 5-a-day and you're sorted! 

Toast


You put it in the toaster it “cooks” the bread so you are basically a culinary master. Right? Stick some cheese on it and pop it under the grill, sprinkle of pepper and you have got yourself a gourmet sandwich. Add a poached egg to it and eat it between 9am and 1pm and you've got classy brunch. With jam for the sweet-tooth or avocado for the health kick...toast is indeed limitless! No matter what your style is, get familiar with your toaster it will be a good friend to you during the term. And.... it's a much better option than that regrettable kebab after a night of dancing!

Treat yourself!

When all else fails, and even the appetising appeal of cereal and toast won’t satisfy your hunger, you can always head to McDonald’s. Choose a Medium Extra Value Meal for only €5.00 and get your hands on a Big Mac, Filet-o-Fish, McChicken Sandwich or 6 Chicken McNuggets with Medium Fries and a drink.


McDonald's are going on tour with the Student Leap card team and you can get even more savings with our Student Vouchers. Look out for the Student Leap Card team on campus during September-October.

TMB open 2 new clinics

 

Tropical Medical Bureau, the leading travel medicine clinic in Ireland, has opened two new clinics in...... 

Kilkenny and Wicklow.

This makes it even easier for people in these and the surrounding areas to get their consultations and vaccinations before travelling.  With over 20 clinics nationwide, TMB are the specialists in providing the best information and medical care available for the international traveller. The best part is that Student Leap Card holders get great discounts on vaccinations and services at all Tropical Medical Bureau clinics nationwide.

The new Kilkenny clinic is located in the Ayrfield Medical Centre located in the new primary care centre on Granges Road, Kilkenny.
The address for the new Wicklow clinic is Sheeran Purcell General Practice, 1st Floor, Wicklow Primary Care Centre, Knockrobin, Co. Wicklow.

Both are established health screening and primary care centres which offer the full range of travel medicine and vaccination services. Full contact details for the clinics can be found on the Tropical Medical Bureau website here.

Andrew Lewis, CEO of Tropical Medical Bureau said, "We are delighted to be increasing the number of TMB clinics in Ireland, making it even more accessible for people around Ireland to attend consultations before heading abroad. We have a very strong client base and are glad that we now have the extra clinics to meet their needs."

For a full list of clinics visit the TMB website at www.tmb.ie/clinics

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

The lovely staff at the new TMB Kilkenny office.

The lovely staff at the new TMB Kilkenny office.