The MacEgan, Egan, Eagan, Eagen and Keegan Families

Rally 2010
(Family Reunion)
30th June - 4th July

RALLY PHOTOS

Hobart
Tasmania, AUSTRALIA

We want as many Egans as possible to be involved in the Rally, so please pass this page address to anyone you know who may be interested.

Judging by the responses so far, many of us will be attending the Rally in Hobart. It would be an ideal time to arrange your own family reunions - there is always plenty of time for chatting and catching up during the various events, so plan now to join us and make it the best Rally yet!

There is a comprehensive site for Hobart and the rest of Tasmania for those considering side trips before or after the Rally. Also see Discover Tasmania.

The dates have been confirmed as 30th June - 4th July which is the traditional time of the Rally regardless of hemisphere. As has been pointed out by our Clan Chief, Irish weather is not guaranteed even in summer, so why should it be a problem in Hobart!

The Rally coincides with the Victorian and Queensland school holidays and the start of the NSW, SA and ACT school holidays so BOOK YOUR TRAVEL ASAP.

Are You Coming?

To assist us can you please fill in your intentions in the form and send it as soon as possible or email David directly david@dedwards.id.au.

Itinerary (Updated 31 May 2010)

The itinerary (with minor modifcations) will be as follows:

Some of these costs will be collected at registration, along with a small administrative cost, and some may be paid directly to the venues. Australian participants may pay with a cheque, could overseas visitors please pay registration costs in cash.

We will provide updated information as it comes to hand.

If transport is required to and from any of the venues, taxis and vans can be called, shared costs.

We encourage you to come early or stay and tour independently.

Accommodation

We will be based at the the Old Woolstore on Wednesday and will stay overnight at Port Arthur on Thursday, returning to Hobart for Friday and Saturday nights (Accommodation Details pdf).

Wed 30 June, Friday 2 July and Saturday 3 July 2010 Hobart

The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel, 1 Macquarie Street, Hobart TAS 7000

Contact the hotel and book your accommodation directly. You will need to book for 3 nights - Wed 30 June, Fri 2 July and Sat 3 July. Mention that you are attending the Clan Egan Rally to obtain the prices listed below. Members wishing to come earlier and or stay later can extend their stay at the special rally rate.

They have a variety of rooms and apartments with a double room at $142 a night. Family groups may wish to get an apartment or suite (1x Queen Bed and 2 x Single Beds OR x 2 Queen Beds) $242.00

Breakfast is available at your own cost.

The hotel requires a credit card number to hold the booking.

From within Australia:
Phone: 1800 814 676 (Free call within Australia - available 24 hours a day)
(03) 6235 5355 (Switchboard – available 24 hours a day)
Fax: (03) 6234 9954

From overseas:
Phone: +61 3 6235 5355 (Switchboard - available 24 hours a day)
Fax: +61 3 6234 9954
Web: http://www.oldwoolstore.com.au/home
Email: groups@oldwoolstore.com.au

Thursday 1 July Port Arthur

Fox and Hounds, Port Arthur TAS 7182

This is bed and breakfast style accommodation. The cost for dinner, bed and breakfast is $90 per person based on twin share, $45 extra for single supplement. You will need to book one night’s accommodation (Thursday 1st July) and leave them a credit card number. Mention that you are attending the Clan Egan Rally.

From within Australia
Phone: (03) 6250 2217
Fax: (03) 6250 2590

From overseas:
Phone: +61 3 6250 2217
Fax: +61 3 6250 2590
Web: http://www.foxandhounds.com.au
Email: reservations@foxandhounds.com.au

Getting to Tasmania

Direct flights to Hobart are available from Melbourne and Sydney, and take one and two hours respectively. There is an overnight ferry from Melbourne to Devonport in the north of Tasmania and takes 12 hours. If you bring a car on the ferry, the registration number of the car is required at the time of booking, so bringing a hire car over is not an option.

Hire cars are available at the terminal at Devonport. There is also a coach. Hobart is a three and a half hour trip by road from Devonport.

Weather

July is winter in Hobart. Hobart is situated at latitude 4250'S and longitude 14720'E. Its latitude equates with that of Rome and Salt Lake City in the northern hemisphere, but the climate is more moderate.

Hobart has a mild, temperate, maritime climate with four distinct seasons. Weather July Mean daily maximum 14.4C (58F) Mean daily minimum 4.5C (40F) Average rainfall 52.8mm Because of its southerly latitude, the seasons are much more evident in Tasmania than they are in the rest of Australia.

While the mountains are sprinkled with snow in the winter, at sea level the daytime temperatures and clear, crisp days are ideal for some outdoor activities. Normal clothing eg slacks and sweatshirt, for indoors, topped with a waterproof and windproof jacket for outdoors is generally sufficient. For longer outdoor activities, hats, scarf and gloves may be helpful if you feel the cold.

See you there!

Kerry & David Edwards (Convenors)

 


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