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  • #339

    Andy Hedgy Hayes
    Participant

    As you know, the cottage is always full for freshers trip.

    So we need to take a few tents. However if everyone takes a tent, there will be no room. So lets make a plan!

    My Plan:

    Bring Big club tent.

    I’ll bring my 4 man. ( I still need to get it from Grews )

    An argument was that we all stay in the barn, as if the weather is bad, no-one wants to put up a tent etc. My issue is that the barn party goes on to all hours. And those people wont be able to sleep until its over. So the tent would provide a nice alternative.

    discuss:

    #340

    nbrowne
    Moderator

    Just be wary about the limited space around the cottage for pitching tents due to the overgrown bushes etc.

    #341

    ClimbLikeADuck
    Moderator

    I’m planning to go with sleeping bag and bivvy bag. I would suggest anybody else with a proper bivvy bag do the same, alot more space friendly than a tent.

    #342

    Andy Hedgy Hayes
    Participant

    Is it not meant to be very rainy this wknd?

    How overgrown are these bushes? can we bring hedge trimmers and go to town on em?

    #343

    Jordan
    Participant

    Sleeping in my car for sure!

    #344

    ClimbLikeADuck
    Moderator

    Bushses are very overgrown. Unless you have something with a petrol tank on it, cutting will be too much effort!

    Google agrees that its to rain. Well I will still bring bivvy bag, wouldn’t be my first wet bivvy. If nothing else it will keep the sleeping bag clean on the floor!

    #347

    nbrowne
    Moderator

    Require a Petrol Strimmer to gut the areas around the cottage – probably something we may do later this year.

    According to Tom last night, Met.ie and Norway’s Finest are saying showers on Saturday Morning and the rest to be grand.

    Could be lucky…

    #348

    RonanK
    Participant

    Stúart and Roísín were down a few weeks ago with a strimmer.

    Don’t bring the big tent. Tis too big. I’ve the club 3-man F10 tent, if anyone wants to share.

    #349

    ClimbLikeADuck
    Moderator

    Aren’t we depending on the big tent for people to have room?

    #350

    Andy Hedgy Hayes
    Participant

    Yeah I’m not inclined to think we will get luck with weather, its Ireland.

    Big tent would provide room to change etc if you get soaked. Thats nvr pleasant in a small tent.

    However it is annoying to set up and take down.

    #351

    tprebs
    Keymaster

    Out of curiosity was there a cleanup weekend as I didn’t see one advertised (though I don’t read club emails so may be my bad)

    I am sleeping in my car as there is not enough room for everyone in the cottage and last year the barn was pretty grim after the rave so I wont be sleeping in there. Whats the official number of people coming?

    #352

    Andy Hedgy Hayes
    Participant

    A fucktonne! think its around 74 people.

    #353

    tprebs
    Keymaster

    The big tent would be damn handy. it can fit tonnes of people in (9 in pods plus loads in the communal area). is there not room by the old fire pit? Even if its not strimmed you could still get a tent up. I heard people were heading down early so they could get it set up.

    #354

    tprebs
    Keymaster

    … the two-storey building complete with bunk-style bed space for 24, kitchen, living area, showers and toilets….

    Lets hope that there was a huge surge in people suffering from dwarfism going to queens and joining the club this year

    #355

    Andy Hedgy Hayes
    Participant

    Isn’t that always the hope?

    I’m happy to help set up / take down the tent

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