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Food

Eating preferences may need to be temporarily reconsidered. Every effort will be made to accommodate dietary requirements that are necessary for health reasons, but we would ask you to please take ultimate responsibility for what you or your child will eat. We do need advance notice of any dietary requirements to enable the chef to plan menus
Meal package will be available for purchase at Gold Coast Resort. These packages must be booked in advance at the time of booking.
The Bunker Bar within the hotel offers food daily from 1230hrs to 2000hrs. A thin-n-crispy pizza menu is also available here for eat-in or takeout.

Children

There are a couple of high chairs available, but no booster seats. Please plan to bring your own. Baby cots may be available on a limited basis. If possible, please plan to bring your own. There is ample room in most bedrooms for a travel cot. If you require baby equipment for the week, please note this in the ‘special requests’ box during the booking process.
A crèche, staffed by volunteers, will be provided during the morning sessions.
Babies and toddlers age three and under are free in all types of accommodation.

Gold Coast Resort Amenities

The Gold Coast Resort has a wide variety of leisure facilities available including a 20m swimming pool, kiddies pool, bubble pool, jacuzzi & sauna. Also available on site is a cardio fitness room, outdoor children’s playground, a full-size sports pitch and an 18 hole par 72 championship parkland golf course with unrivalled views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Those attending the conference (including campers) will have free access to all leisure facilities apart from the golf course, which will be available at a reduced rate.
Gold Coast Resort has launderette facilities at the campsite, and a washing machine within each Lodge. There is also a laundry facility onsite. If necessary, the Hotel may be able to provide a laundry service for conferees for a fee.
Wi-fi is available within Gold Coast Resort properties..

Afternoon Activities

Wi-fi is available in all types of accommodation.

Afternoon Activities

Volleyball, football, and other informal games will be happening on site each afternoon. Bring your own ball!
It is hoped that a variety of activities and tours will be on offer throughout the week.

Conference Information

Many of the afternoon activities will be designed to include all age groups. Those that are specific to adults or children will be advertised as such!
There are many different things to see and do in this area of Ireland. The newest attraction is the Deise Greenway Path, the old Dungarvan to Waterford railway line, just minutes via car or five minutes by cycling from Gold Coast Resort. Discover some spectacular sceneries along its 46km length including viaducts, a disused railway tunnel and beautiful coastline.

Conference Information

Please do not arrive prior to 3pm. Registration will be available from 3 – 5pm. Location TBC.
It is anticipated that the first meal will be served at 5.30pm. It is anticipated that the first Conference gathering will start at 7pm. Please continue to check back, and note your confirmation emails for more details.
Departure time is 10am to allow Gold Coast Resort to welcome their next guests in the afternoon.
This conference is organised and run by those who have given up their time freely. It will not happen without help from many. If you are asked to help, please do so. Everyone will benefit, including you!
In line with the Child Protection Policy of the RPCI, most adults attending the Conference will be required to fill out a 'self-declaration' child protection form. This will be provided for you to sign at the time of registration. Those working particularly with children during the conference may be asked for further details.
The organising committee is working very hard to liaise with Gold Coast Resort on behalf of the Conference. Please do not contact Gold Coast Resort directly. Instead, contact the committee by using the ’send message’ form online with any further questions.
There will be a first aid person on call each day, and medical help will not be far away should an emergency arise.
Please use the online ‘send message’ box to send a message to the organising committee. If they can help, they will endeavour to do so.
Nearer to the time the committee may endeavour to provide assistance for those who are unable to organise transport to the Conference. Please keep coming back to this site for more information.
Keep checking the website for details of the Gold Coast 2018.
Phone: +353 58 45050; Fax: +353 (0) 58 43378; Email: goldcoastholidays@eircom.net

Miscellaneous

The goal of the Conference is to provide a setting where families, singles, couples & youth can meet together in a safe environment, and where God, above all, is glorified. We trust that all of the experiences during the week will allow conferees to keep their focus on glorifying God through praise, prayer, study, worship, relaxation and fellowship of the saints.
The morning sessions will be divided up into age-appropriate groups, and a crèche will be provided. Most of the evening gatherings will be planned in an informal way that will be inclusive of all ages.
There will be many opportunities for you to meet and fellowship with others at GoldCoast2018 as you sit together under the teaching of God’s Word, share meals together, and enjoy informal activities together.
Day visitors will be made most welcome! Please plan to book your visit in advance, and pay your day visitor fees online
The Covenanter Book Centre has kindly sponsored a bookstall at past conferences.
Gold Coast Resort operates a non-smoking policy throughout all buildings.
Pets are not allowed at Gold Coast Resort .
No particular dress code is required.
Most questions will be answered in the FAQs. If your question is unique, please fill in the ‘send message’ form on the website.
Bed linen and towels will be provided in the hotel accommodation. Towels and tea-towels are not provided in self-catering accommodation.
All rooms in the Gold Coast Hotel can be reached by the lift that services all floors.

Camping

There will be other campers leaving on Saturday morning, so it will not be possible for campers to arrive early.
Registration will be available from 3pm – 5pm. Location TBC.
The campsite has a limited mix of serviced and non-serviced sites, depending on your choice when booking.
The toilet block is not for the specific use of our campers, but in use for the entire Gold Coast Resort campsite.
The toilet block is immediately adjacent to the camping area.
A toilet block is located in the campsite. There will also be chemical toilet disposal facilities.
There is a kitchen where washing up can be done
There is a kitchen in the campsite with water.
Parking is available in designated areas in the caravan park. Cars may be charged for parking as per Gold Coast Resort policies
Cars will not be allowed to park near to the tents for safety reasons. Parking is available in designated areas in the caravan park. Cars may be charged for parking as per Gold Coast Resort policies Please provide an alternative power supply for your tent.
We hope to have the trailer tents and caravans pitch in a nearby areas with easy access to the conference meeting area.
Parking is available throughout the caravan park, however cars may be charged for parking as per Gold Coast Resort policies
In line with health and safety requirements the Gold Coast Resort caravan park will provide fire extinguishers in a central area. However, for your own personal safety, we would ask each tent, caravan or trailer tent to come prepared with their own fire extinguisher unit.
Vending facilities are located in a designated area within the campsite.
There is a launderette area at the campsite.

Booking

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Please check that all your details are correct. If you do need to contact the committee, please use the online ‘send message’ box.
While most email confirmations should arrive within an hour, please allow up to 24 hours before contacting the committee via the online ‘send message’ box.
The lead name on each booking must be unique. If you need to make more than one booking, please make sure the lead name has not been previously used.
Booking online is straightforward, and allows for easy payment. If you experience difficulties, please use the online ‘send message’ box to contact the committee.
The conference deposit is non-refundable. No refunds will be given after 30th April 2018 except in the case of exceptional circumstances, as determined by the organising committee.
In this case, please contact the committee via the online ‘send message’ box, quoting your booking reference and giving details as necessary. Please note that the conference deposit is non- refundable.
Changes may be made up to 28th February 2018. Changes after this date may incur a fee, or may not be possible. Use the online ‘send message’ box to contact the committee.
A minimum deposit of the conference fee is required for all bookings. Please ensure the balance is paid by, quoting your booking reference number on all payments. Please ensure the balance is paid by 30 April 2018,
The committee will endeavour to send a reminder e-mail in good time to allow prompt payment of any balance owing.
Please ensure full payment is made by 30th April 2018 , quoting your booking reference number on all payments.
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We do not anticipate this to be a problem. Please ensure full payment is made by 30th April 2018 , quoting your booking reference number on all payments.
A small convenience fee is automatically applied for all bookings by credit card.
Ireland uses the Euro (€). Therefore, all charges will be made in this currency.
Any special requests or needs should be noted in the ‘special requests’ box on the booking form.
We appreciate that everyone will have a personal preference regarding his or her accommodation. Utmost care and compassion will be taken to accommodate the individual nature of each application, bearing in mind needs and preferences which have been noted on the booking form.
Each booking will be assigned a unique booking reference number at the close of the booking process. Please make note of this reference number, as it will enable you to access your online application at a later date to add special requests, make payments, etc.
The closing date for applications is 28 February 2018.
Each booking will be assigned a unique booking reference number, and will receive an e-mail confirmation. If you have not received this, please check your junk mail folder. If you have not received a confirmation email within 24 hours, please send us a message using the 'send message' box.
A group booking is a great way to keep the information together. Alternatively, make a note about accommodation sharing in the comment box.
Day visitors are always welcome, and can pay their conference fee on a pro-rata basis. Day Visitor forms will be released nearer to the time of Conference.
Families, couples, single and youth are encouraged to attend! Those who are not yet 18 must be booked by and under the care of someone 18+ who is attending the conference, and who is willing to be responsible for them
A single room supplement of €105.00 will be applied, should rooms become available. Please indicate your preference in the comment box, when booking!