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Connacht take on the Scarlets in Llanelli on Saturday September 24th in Connacht's first big away test of the season.


A good Connacht Clan crew is being assembled to make the hop over to Wales.

When: Saturday, September 24th, 19.35
Where:  Park y Scarlets, Llanelli

Tickets

Tickets are available online from the Scarlets website. The Clan are booking in the appropriately named section N17..

Getting there

Flights to Cardiff are available with Aer Lingus, thought they depart very early.

A good crew are on the 0740 flight on Saturday returning at 1650 on Sunday. To get to Llanelli from the airport, either backtrack into Cardiff and get a direct train from there, or get the shuttle bus to nearby Rhoose and get the train, with a change at Bridgend.

Others are travelling by boat via Rosslare. Best way to do this is probably travel to the Southeast on Friday night and get the 9am sailing. There are early bus connections to the boat from Waterford and Wexford.

You can get a Sailrail ticket from Rosslare to Llanelli for €41 each way: http://www.stenaline.ie/ferries-to-britain/rail-sail

The train leaves Fishguard at 1328 following the 1230 boat arrival. On the way back you leave Llanelli at 1235 and arrive in Rosslare at 1800. Buses to Dublin with Bus Eireann and Wexford Bus for connections to the West.

It's slightly cheaper to avail of Stena's offer of €43 return for the boat only. It will then cost £19.90 return for the train at the far side. You have less protection against missed connections this way.

If you want to drive, Stena have an offer of €225 return for a car + 4 for the same sailings.

Accommodation

A good few are staying in the Sessile Oak Hotel. This is a bit out of town near the Stadium. Miramar hotel is also popular. Llanelli Central Travelodge is very convenient to the centre. Queen Victoria Rooms is also a good value option in the centre.

Hospitality

B-9-10 is a nice bar with good beer owned by Stephen Jones and Dwayne Peel. The Kilkenny Cat is a decent pub also. Out at the stadium, the Heart and Soul Bar is worth a visit.

Things to see

Traditionally an industrial town, it has a few attractions, such as Llanelly House and the Millennium Coastal Path.

More information

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