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Yuletide University XVIII
Crawfordsburn Scout Camp,
20 Bridge Road South, Helen's Bay,
Co Down BT19 1JT

29th Nov - 1st December 2019

The Shire of Glen Rathlin is delighted to host this year’s Yuletide University. Please join us for a weekend of Arts & Sciences classes, good food, great company and maybe a beach combing session. Bring your projects and ideas, unfinished or completed, to show around, talk about and brag about.

There will be classes in a range of activities. A full class schedule will follow closer to the time.

If you want to teach a class, hold a bardic circle or have ideas for some other activity, please let us know in the booking form or contact Alays de Lunel (details at the end).

A&S display and Prince’s Choice There won’t be an A&S competition at the event, but we will have an A&S display from which His Highness Prince Duncan will choose his favourite exhibit. Therefore we’d be delighted if you bring one (or more) of your projects. We’d love to see very varied pieces in the display; completed and in progress, beginners and more advanced, armour and bardic, period and anachronistic. Documentation will be minimalistic and I’ll have mini documentation cards so you can decide on the day to put something on the table.

Crawfordsburn Scout Camp, 20 Bridge Road South, Helen's Bay, Co Down BT19 1J
We have 70 bunks available. Bedding is provided. The site is discreetly wet. 
There is also a beach in walking distance.

Getting there by public transport: https://www.translink.co.uk/
Take the Belfast-Bangor train from Great Victoria Station Belfast to Helen’s Bay, 30min. 
If you are coming by train from Dublin, you can change at Lanyon Place train station into the Belfast-Bangor line.
From Helen’s Bay it’s a 5min drive by taxi.
We may be able to offer pick ups from Helen’s Bay. This will depend on volunteers with cars

Getting there by car click here
Google map: click here
Getting there by plane;

From Helen’s Bay it’s a 5min drive by taxi.
Local taxi numbers are: -

  • Bangor Cabs, tel. 028 9145 6456
  • Kare Kabs, tel. 028 9145 6777
  • Care Cabs, tel. 028 9145 6781
  • Karekabs, tel. 028 9145 9666

    If you call from Ireland, just swap the 028 with 048. If you are calling from outside the UK and Ireland, swap the 028 with 004428.

Site Opening Times
Site opens at 7pm on Friday and closes at 2pm on Sunday. 

Bedding is included.
All meals included (Fri evening, Sat breakfast, lunch and feast, Sun breakfast). 
Weekend with bunk: £50
Day-trip with Feast: £25
Children under 5: Free (if no bed is needed)

Already Booked

Event Staff

Event Steward / Class Coordinator: Alays de Lunel (Claudia Barron), ceres45@yahoo.de
Head Cook: Caitriona of the Ravens (Caitriona Byrne)
Marshall in Charge: Aodhan dha Cheist (Aidan Barron)

*Please note that Glen Rathlin's cancelling policy applies. For more details please see here