W5 is the first
interactive discovery centre of its kind
in Ireland. It opened in March 2001 and
has become one of Northen Ireland's most
popular visitor attractions. It is part
of Odyssey, Northern
Ireland's landmark Millenium Project,
which also features a purpose built
Arena, Pavilion area with bars,
restaurants and an Imax theatre. The
event will take place in the BT Atrium on Level 2 of W5.
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also be a Subbuteo Penalty Flick
Competition from 2pm-4pm to get the
general public and spectators involved.
Saturday 14th May 2005, Starting
Odyssey, 2 Queen's Quay, Belfast BT3 9QQ
Tel: 028 9046 7700 Directions
Open: £10, Veteran: £7, Under
19: £7, Under 15: £5, Female: £5. This
includes free entry into W5
time restrictions, entrants for the Open
category may not enter any other
There will be a Plate for players
Top Belgian players, David
Ruelle, Olivier Pere and Laurent Goor
have confirmed their attendance. Pere is
no stranger to Northern Ireland, having
reached the Semi-Final of the 1994
International Open in Bangor. Other
high-ranking entrants include World No.1,
Eric Verhagen from Holland, Malta's
Massimo Cremona, plus England's Phil
Redman and Darren Clarke.
Belfast City Airport is only 2 miles from the
Taxis available at the exit. No need to pre-book.
Journey time to venue - 10 minutes.
15 miles from the venue. There is an airbus which
brings you to Belfast City Centre. It costs £6
and takes about 40 min.
Get off at Laganside Bus Centre which is the
closest station to the venue.
or get taxi ..... standard 4-seater taxis are
waiting as passengers come off the plane. No
advance booking required. Cost from Airport to
W5,Odyssey (the venue) is £24. Journey time 30
you need a 7-seater taxi, you will need to book
in advance. Telephone 07801 016148.
Jurys Inn - City Centre, £78 per
twin room | Directions | Map
Express By Holiday Inn - near City Centre, £59
per twin room | Map
Park Avenue Hotel - near Belfast City
Airport, £95 per twin room | Map
Park Plaza Hotel - beside Belfast
International Airport, £35 single room, £60
twin room | Map
accommodation at the following links:
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Barry Spence's Guide to
GRAND PRIX Sunday
15th May 2005
This will take place on the day after the
Belfast Grand Prix. Email Gary
Moore to enter.
There is a train
from Belfast Central Station to Dublin
Connolly Station, departing at 20:10 on
the Saturday evening, journey time 2
hours. Alternatively, a bus leaves
Belfast Europa Bus Centre at 20:15,
arriving in Dublin 3 hours later. There
will be also be some places available in
cars, although space will be limited. Let
us know in advance if you require this.
First come, first served.
- Belfast (Central Station) & Dublin
(Connolly Station) are linked by 8 trains
daily in both directions (5
on Sundays). The 'Enterprise'
express train takes 2 hours. Standard
fares are £23 / 33 one way
and £33 / 48 round trip (valid one
month). Cheap day returns are also
available for £25 / 35 (except
Fridays & Sundays). Timetable
Buses - Ulsterbus
Goldline Express Service, departing from
Belfast Europa Bus Centre
Day Return Fare : BelfastDublin :
Period Return : £17.90 Adult (valid for
1 month) Children £10.80; Student
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