|O'Spit Programme of Events|
is the official programme for the O'Spit.
Note that there will also be a pre-spit meal on the evening of Thursday 15th at the Martello in Bray.
Registration: The Registration session has been cancelled, as nearly everyone is going on the Boyne Valley trip. Your delegate packs will he handed out on that trip. If you are not going on that trip, collect your delegate pack from reception when you check in, or on Friday afternoon - whichever is later.
|Friday 16 November|
|08:45am||Lobby/Car Park||Gather for trip to Boyne Valley|
|9:00am-5:30pm||Coach||Pre-Spit trip to the historic Boyne valley area to see Newgrange (the world-famous megalithic tomb), Royal Tara (the legendary place of the High Kings of Ireland and according to Mary Stewart the place where Merlin got the King Stone for his father’s tomb!), and the hill top church where St. Patrick drove the snakes from Ireland. We’ll probably stop for lunch at the Newgrange visitor centre, where a good selection of snacks is available.|
|6:30-7:30pm||O'nophrion's||O’Spit dinner in O’Tel|
|7:45pm||Lobby||Welcome speech (everyone please, even if you're not coming on the Comhaltas Trip), and gather for trip to Comhaltas|
|8:00pm to late||Coach||Visit by Coach to Comhaltas Ceoltoiri n Eireann for an evening of traditional music and the chance to learn to River Dance.|
|Saturday 17 November|
|7:30-8:30am||Onophrion's||Breakfast in the O'Tel|
|9:00-10:30am||Nicholas Room||King Hereafter - Heike Meyer|
O'fficial Photo in Car Park outside (to be taken by Marc Line), to be followed by Break for Tea/Coffee and chat in the O'Tel
|Memories of Dorothy Dunnett|
|1:00-2:00pm||Onophrion's||Lunch in the O'Tel|
1: Dunnett and the Irish Poets - Elizabeth Holden
Group 2: Malta and O'Rkney Videos - Simon Hedges
|3:30-4:00pm||Lobby||Break for Tea/Coffee and chat in the O'Tel|
1: Irish Music from Thorfinn to Westlife - Cynthia Byrne
Group 2: Lymopoly - Play the Game, Suffer the Trauma! - Simon Hedges
|6:00-7:30pm||Onophrion's||Dinner in the O'Tel|
|7:45pm||Lobby/Car Park||Gather to get ready for the Coach|
|8:00pm-Late||Coach||Trip by Coach to Dublin for a Literary Pub Crawl. Professional actors will lead us on a tour of the literary pubs/sites of Dublin with recitations by many of Ireland’s famous authors/poets. The tour includs stops in literary pubs and places of interest in Dublin itself and will end with a quiz and a prize!|
|Sunday 18 November|
|7:30-9:00am||Onophrion's||Breakfast in the O'Tel|
1: The Definitive Casting Game - Panel Discussion
Group 2: The Story of a Book - Lynn Kerstan and Alicia Rasley
|10:30-11:00am||Lobby||Break for Tea/Coffee and chat in the O'Tel|
|11:00-12:30am||Nicholas Room||Irish Language and History - Pat O'Connor|
O'Spit lunch with entertainment provided by the O'Spit O'Whistlers led
by Jenny Smith.
Also presentations and closing word.
Times and Sessions are subject to change.
This is a very packed programme so:
1. Please be prompt
- especially for meals (1 hour for an evening meal is a very short time)
2. You're adult. If you are late for a coach, whether leaving or returning, you will be left to make your own way home.
3. Please feel free to leave events (e.g. Comhaltas, Pub Crawl) early if you wish - we won't be offended. Just let Cindy or Simon know.
EASTON VI – Marc Line who has been involved with this archaeological excavation of a Roman villa for nearly two decade is bringing some of his best bits to show. A display area will be set up and Marc will be delighted to talk about the finds and answer questions.
PICTURE THE FAMILY TREE - A variation of the casting game! – A large white board will be set for each of of the LC, HN and KH with names of the characters from the books and places for you to put a pass-port sized photo of YOUR favourite choice of actor/personality to play the part! There will be a ballot of the O’Spitters and a discussion of the Whiteboards and final voting on the Sunday. The winners will be announced at the final luncheon.
DUNNETT OLYMPICS – Bring a picture (a modest picture) of yourself wriggling up from the bottom of a bed! Best picture, as decided by the O’Spitters, will be awarded a prize at the final luncheon.
from North America may like to know that, in November, Dublin is 5 Hours ahead
of New York time.
If you have limited time, you may wish to make sure that your flight to Dublin is a direct flight. Many flights stop over at Shannon Airport in the West of Ireland, and this will add about 2 hours to the flight time. A direct flight should take about 6 hours.
For British visitors - Dublin is on the same time as the UK and flights from the UK take between 40 minutes and 1hr 20 minutes. Airlines flying to Dublin are BA, Aer Lingus and Ryanair.
Version 2.1 - 10 Nov 2001 - changes as a result of DD's death.
Version 2.0 - 10 Nov 2001 - add room designations, add notes, add Cindy as speaker on music.
Version 1.5 - 08 Sep 2001 - add Lynn & Alicia
Version 1.4 - 01 July 2001 - amend Speaker Details
Version 1.3 - 24 June 2001 - add Lymopoly reference & basic charging info.
Version 1.2 - 12 April 2001 - add link to Questionnaire
Version 1.1 - 25 March 2001