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2020 Irish Treffen Poster Launch & Supplementary Information

Updated: Feb 10

The 2020 Irish Treffen Poster is here and it's looking great!

Treffen co-ordinators Liam and Carmel Browne and the GWOCI committee are hard at work getting everything ready for this year's Irish Treffen, which will be held in the south west of Ireland in the beautiful county of Kerry. We look forward to welcoming you with open arms to this stunningly scenic part of Ireland, perfect for exploring on a Goldwing.


Inscription

There will be no pre-inscription for this year's Irish Treffen. Only motorhomes must be pre-booked with the Treffen co-ordinator (see contact details on the Treffen poster above). Inscription opening hours will be as follows.

Thursday: 12pm to 6pm

Friday: 10am to 6pm

Saturday: 10am to 12pm


Treffen site

We will be hosting this year's Treffen at the Earl of Desmond Hotel, which is located 5 km from the town centre of Tralee. Visit www.earlofdesmond.com for more information. The Treffen site will be open to campers (tents and motorhomes) from Wednesday 19th August. Please do not arrive before then as we will not be in a position to accommodate you. Security at the site will begin on Thursday. The site will be open 24 hours a day from Thursday onwards with security taking GWEF cards from those who haven't yet inscribed outside of inscription opening hours.

There are plenty of cosy spaces to relax at the hotel, both outdoors and indoors. The hotel and its facilities will be open to all Treffen attendees (campers included) throughout the weekend.

Accommodation at the hotel is now fully booked but there are plenty of alternative accommodation options available for Treffen attendees, as follows.


Camping in tents

There will a campsite at the Treffen site and pitching of tents is included in the inscription fee with no pre-booking required. Tents will be pitched on grass on the hotel grounds. Electricity will be available for those with medical requirements only. Hotel shower facilities will be open to campers. There will be portable toilets on the campsite. Bikes may be parked on the campsite (weather permitting and depending on the condition of the ground).

This field at the back of the hotel will become the Treffen campsite where tents will be pitched. Don't worry about the long grass, it will be cut for the Treffen - this picture was taken in winter time! :)
View of the hotel from the campsite, all within very close proximity to each other

Camping in motorhomes

Motorhomes will be parked on hard ground near the campsite. Parking of motorhomes is included in the inscription fee but they must be pre-booked with the Treffen co-ordinator (see contact details on the Treffen poster above). Hotel shower facilities will be open to campers. It has not yet been confirmed whether electricity and/or water hook ups will be available to motorhomes or whether this may come at an additional (minimal) cost. Check back here soon for confirmation.

Motorhomes will be parked on the tarmac here beside the campsite with easy access to the hotel

Hotels / B&Bs nearby

Scroll to the end of this post to view a list of hotels and B&Bs within close proximity to the Treffen site. Booking is available through their websites or by phoning them directly at the numbers below. Please note that this list is not extensive. Tralee and Kerry are very popular travel destinations and, as such, there are many holiday homes and other accommodation options available in and around the area. Search www.booking.com or similar websites to find them.


Things to do in the locality

There will be organised ride outs over the weekend but there are plenty of things to see and do while you are staying in and travelling around the area before, during and after the Treffen. Kerry is crowned "The Kingdom" for good reason with its picture perfect landscape of mountains and beaches so plan your trip in advance and take inspiration below. A good place to start is on the Kerry features of the Wild Atlantic Way, a 2,500 km coastal route taking in the breathtaking scenery that the south, west and north coast of Ireland has to offer.


The Wild Atlantic Way

www.wildatlanticway.com/things-to-do/features/things-to-do-in-kerry

Kerry Cliffs
The Black Valley
Moll's Gap on the Ring of Kerry

GoKerry

www.gokerry.ie

Skellig Michael, UNESCO World Heritage Site featured in the Star Wars movies
Dingle Village
Torc Waterfall

Discover Ireland

www.discoverireland.ie/Places-To-Go/Kerry

Dingle Peninsula
Killarney National Park
Inch Beach

Have you heard of the Rose of Tralee Festival? This annual celebration of everything positive about young women in Ireland and of Irish heritage overseas marked 60 years in 2019. This year it is taking place from 21st to 25th August in Tralee. Visit www.roseoftralee.ie for more information.


If you have any questions about anything to do with the Treffen that have not been addressed here, please get in touch with the Treffen co-ordinators, Liam or Carmel Browne and/or our International Rep, Marian Reynolds (see contact details on the Treffen poster above). This post will be updated with any further information that comes to light so do keep an eye out here. In the meantime, we look forward to welcoming you all to Ireland and to Kerry for plenty of biking and all the "craic agus ceol" (fun and music) we can muster on 20th August!


Hotels / B&Bs near the Treffen site


Ballygarry House Hotel

2 km from Treffen site

www.ballygarryhouse.com

+ 353 66 712 3322


Cois Li B&B

2 km from Treffen site

www.coisli.com

+ 353 66 712 6894


Lee Farm House B&B

2 km from Treffen site

+ 353 87 973 1757


Rockmount B&B

2.5 km from Treffen site

www.rockmount-bnb.com

+ 353 66 712 4507


Manor Lodge B&B

3 km from Treffen site

+ 353 66 712 4372


Manor West Hotel

3 km from Treffen site

www.manorwesthotel.ie

+ 353 66 719 4500


Benners Hotel

4.5 km from Treffen site

www.bennershoteltralee.ie

+ 353 66 712 9486


Castlemorris House

5 km from Treffen site

www.castlemorrishouse.com

+ 353 66 718 0060


Ashe Hotel

5 km from Treffen site

www.theashehotel.ie

+ 353 66 710 6300


Grand Hotel

5 km from Treffen site

www.grandhoteltralee.com

+ 353 66 712 1499


Imperial Hotel

5 km from Treffen site

www.imperialhoteltralee.com

+ 353 66 712 7755


Park Georgian Guesthouse

5 km from Treffen site

www.traleepark.com

+ 353 66 718 5728


Rose Hotel

5.6 km from Treffen site

www.therosehotel.com

+ 353 66 719 9100


Meadowlands Hotel

6 km from Treffen site

www.meadowlandshotel.com

+ 353 66 718 0444


Woodbrook House B&B

6.8 km from Treffen site

+ 353 66 718 0078

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