REVEALED: €350 a night for room in Kilkenny over 30 minutes from city when Dylan and Young come to town
By COLIN BARTLEY
NEIL Young may have sang about a ‘Train of Love’ and Bob Dylan about a ‘Slow Train Coming’ – but Irish Rail have confirmed there is NO TRAIN COMING to collect fans after the legends of folk-rock gig in Kilkenny this month.
And people will need transport to and from the gig in Nowlan Park on Sunday, July 14 as every room in Kilkenny appears to be booked out.
Even an available room is a rarity in the county at this stage. Only two rooms are available online in Kilkenny for the night of the gig, both in Graiguenamanagh, and both are charging a whopping €350 for the night.
Added to this incredible demand for accommodation, just this morning promoters announced that some more tickets will be going on sale online this Thursday morning for the highly anticipated event.
It was thought the 30,000-ticket show was sold out, but now some lucky punters have a chance of getting to see the Noble Laureate and Godfather of Grunge play on the same stage on the same night. Only in Hyde Park, London, will fans get to witness these legends in the same way.
Getting there is the easy bit by the looks of things, as Irish Rail today confirmed they will not be putting on an extra train that evening to ferry punters away from the gig.
The last train leaving Kilkenny that Sunday will set off from McDonagh Junction at 7.40pm, before the final act, either Neil Young or Bob Dylan, even thinks about strumming their first note.
Luckily, there are a number of private operators running buses to and from numerous destinations, and punters are advised to book early.