Connacht travel to Coventry for the Champions Cup Clash with Wasps
Simple. Fly to Birmingham with Ryanair or Aer Lingus from Dublin, Aer Lingus from Shannon, or FlyBe from Knock. The airport has direct trains to Coventry. You don't even need to go in to Birmingham.
Last flight home on Sunday is at 20.00, but with the early kickoff, that is definitely doable (getting to the ground on time might be the bigger problem!)
If you want to go by boat, Coventry is about 3.5 hours drive or 4 hours by train from Holyhead. SailRail would be €42 e/w from Dublin. Eurolines will take you from anywhere in Connacht to Birmingham for €68 return but you arrive at 4:50am.
Only advantage of Eurolines is you can leave Birmingham at 10pm on Sunday if you want to stick around for a bit after the game and you might even be back West in time for work on Monday.
Lots of options around town. We will settle on some preferred options when the fixture is announced. The Premier Inn in Earlsdon Park is Central and looks good value.
Tickets are available here.
The Clan are mostly in Block 19, with some in adjacent blocks 20-22.
The Old Windmill on Spon street in the city centre is, according to Renegade Wasps, the best and oldest ale and cider house in Coventry.
We will meet there at 8pm on Saturday night to get the pre-match festivities started.
As a bunch are only arriving SUNDAY Pre-Match, we will rendezvous at the Ricoh Arena FAN VILLAGE
Other pubs suggested to visit include The Gate House (for watching Rugby on telly) and the Town wall Tavern.
Match Day Info
The Stadium has its own train station (Coventry Arena) with regular connections from the city. There are also matchday shuttle buses.
Things to see
Coventry Cathedral was badly damaged during the war and a new one was built, but the remaining ruins of the original are still impressive.
The town of Rugby is only a few minutes away by train and is home to the famous Rugby School (not open to the public), and the adjacent Webb Ellis Rugby Football Museum, on the site of the original Gilbert workshop.