Next weeks rehearsal (Saturday 12 November) is going to be an excellent preparation for the Concert on 20th. If you can make it at all, please please do.

Make sure you mark up your own scores using Brian’s samples here and have a run through the rehearsal video for your voice part beforehand:

1. Location and Times

Royal Hospital Donnybrook, Concert Hall

1000-1300h and

Enter via main entrance and the concert hall is just across the foyer.

2. Parking / Transport

There is free parking on site (though it may be busy) and limited on street free parking on Bloomfield Avenue (which leads to the main from entrance) and Bushfield Terrace (which leads to the rear (pedestrian/staff vehicular access).

There is a covered bike rack near the chapel and mortuary, and a second one near the rear entrance.

The 46A bus has a stop on Morehampton Road, very near the Bloomfield Avenue turn off.

The eircode for RHD is HX40, which can be used to search Google Maps for directions.

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3. Refreshments

We have permission to use the staff canteen (closed to staff on a Saturday, they use the RHD coffee shop) for our refreshment breaks and hot water will be available. We will need to bring all our own supplies (including rubbish bags).

Some of our local members are bringing refreshments, but PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN REUSABLE CUP.

The coffee shop in RHD will be open from 9am to 4:30pm for tea, coffee, snacks and sandwiches.

4. Lunch

Options are limited, so please consider bringing your own lunch.

The coffee shop in RHD; the Hampton Hotel Bistro on Morehampton Road (does an all day menu from 12:00 to 9:30pm).

“Happy Out”, a small coffee shop on Morehampton Road; and Donnybrook Fair, also on Morehampton Road, which does made to order sandwiches/wraps etc. to take out.

5. Covid-19 precautions

We must wear masks in the communal areas, but can remove them in the concert hall, and staff canteen, and while eating in the coffee shop.

More information here: