The Republic of Ireland is connected to both Great Britain and the European mainland using a variety of ferry companies.
Most popular routes from Britain are from Holyhead and Fishguard in Wales serving Dublin and Rosslare respectively with StenaLine Ferries. For Scottish travellers, StenaLine Ferries have a service between Cairnryan and Belfast. Additionally, Irish Ferries also offer services from Holyhead and Pembroke in Wales.
From mainland Europe, Stena offer services in northern France from Cherbourg to Rosslare, with Irish Ferries services from Cherbourg in France to Dublin. Brittany Ferries have routes to Cork from Roscoff in France and Santander in Spain.
MGA members are entitled to discounting from Stena. Please check with your national Association.
Dublin Airport is well served with flights from many British and European cities with lesser connections from the closer Cork Airport and Kerry Airports. Most popular airlines are Aer Lingus and Ryanair but check sites such as www.skyscanner.com for a full list.
Nearest train station(Millstreet) to the venue is only 3km with 2 hourly connections from Dublin, Tralee(Kerry Airport) and Cork. See www.irishrail.ie for full details. For a full list of transport options within Ireland use the app from transport Ireland
Driving in Ireland is on the left hand side. Road signs are in km. The speed limit is 50km/h in built-up areas, 80km/h on regional and local roads, 100km/h on national roads and 120km/h on motorways.
Road Tolls: Millstreet is situated nearly 300km from Dublin Port, 500km from Belfast Port and 250km from Rosslare Port.
- Travelling from Dublin will involve motorway tolls on the Dublin Port Tunnel(Goods vehicles exceeding 3,500 kilograms weight are exempt), M50 (Barrier free – Pay by 8pm the following night or prepay) and M7(Euro cash only). The M50 toll can be paid online at www.eflow.ie or over the telephone with a credit or laser card. Simply LoCall 1890 50 10 50 from the Republic of Ireland, 0845 301 5405 from the United Kingdom or +800 50 10 50 11 from international lines.
- Travelling from Belfast Port will include a toll (Cash/Card) on the M1 between Junction 10 and Junction 7, M50 Toll(Barrier Free – See Above) and M7(Euro cash only).
- Travelling from Rosslare will involve a toll on the N25 Waterford bypass(card/cash).
- Details on all tolls are listed on www.etoll.ie/driving-on-toll-roads/information-for-visitors/
From Dublin Port follow signs for M50(Port Tunnel), once on M50 then J9 to N7(M7) then M8 (J12) to Mitchelstown, N73 to Mallow, N72 and R783 to Millstreet. Detailed Map A more lorry friendly(motorway/dual carriageway) route is to stay on M8 until J19 (Overriding Google Maps, One Additional toll) and then via tunnel to N40 Cork ring road, N22 to Macroom and R582 to Millstreet which is a longer route(40km). See map here
From Rosslare, N25 to Cork(Google Maps may try and convince you to take the N24/N9 at Waterford Bypass but stay on the N25), then N40 (Cork Ring Road), N22 to Macroom and R582 to Millstreet. Detailed Map
From Belfast Port, follow signs for M1 South. South of Belfast, take A1 exit towards Sprucefield and then A1 into the Republic which is then the N1 and M1 motorway. After Dublin Airport at J1, follow signs for M50(Dublin Ring Road) and then at J9 take N7/M7 exit. Then follow directions above ex Dublin port. Detailed Map
Full Address: Millstreet Equestrian Centre, Green Glens Arena, Millstreet, Co Cork, P51 EN28.