Eight Degrees Brewing - St Fanahan of MitchelstownComing to Mitchelstown for Fanah-Fest? Why not take the bus!

Bus Éireann have kindly given us two pairs of return tickets to Mitchelstown to give away to some lucky Fanah-Fest goers. To enter, just leave a comment below telling us where you’re coming from.

Closing date: Wednesday afternoon at 3pm.

We’ll email the winners to let them know that afternoon.

If you don’t happen to win, the bus is still a good way to get to Mitchelstown. If you have a Leapcard, just show it to the driver when you’re getting on: once you have money on the card, you’ll get a 27% discount on a single ticket.

If you’re a student, Bus Éireann is currently running an online promotion for November which gives €5 off to students if they enter the code STUDENT51. More info on their website here.

So, the short version of what’s happening:

Saturday 25 November
2pm to 5pm – at the brewery for launch, tours, tastings.
5.30pm – Christmas lights on the Square in Mitchelstown.
6pm to late – Live music and beer trail around Mitchelstown.
Sunday 26 November
5pm to late – beer trail around Mitchelstown.

Participating pubs:
An Bodhrán
The Beehive
J’s Bar & Beer Garden
Jackie O Briens
Walsh’s Bar Mitchelstown
The Ramble Inn
Mulberry Tree
Paul Roche’s

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
We will only be serving beer to over 18s.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There will be parking at the brewery on Saturday afternoon. Cars have to be removed by 6pm as that is when the gates close and will remain closed until Monday morning. There is plenty of free parking in Mitchelstown, which is 15 minutes walk from the brewery. We’re planning on having a shuttle bus taking people from the brewery into town from 4.30pm.

Bus Eireann is the best way of getting to / from Mitchelstown on public transport. The route is the Expressway X8 and you can look at the timetable here.

Is there accommodation nearby?
If you’re looking for accommodation in the area, the nearest options are Ballinwillin House (find it on Booking.com) and the Firgrove Hotel. Its website is www.firgrovehotel.com.

How do I get to the brewery from the bus stop?
It’s a 15-20 minute stroll to the brewery from the bus stop in Mitchelstown.

  1. Free tickets, tricky. Gateshead, UK

  2. Waterford. No direct route unfortunately.

  3. Dublin 🙂

  4. Also Dublin!

  5. Limerick, looking forwards to this!

  6. Cork…the fillet of Munster

  7. got event brite tickets so bus ticket would top it all off ps mate flying in from Bristol so free transport would be great

  8. Coming from Cork city.. looking forward to it..

  9. Cork City!

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