Dublin Airport: daily flights from most UK and international airports. Hourly bus transport from Dublin airport with Citylink (www.citylink.ie) and Go Bus (www.gobus.ie). These bus services are the quickest and most economical transport from Dublin Airport to Galway city centre. Alternatively, you can take a bus or taxi into Dublin city for train service to Galway out of Heuston Station (www.irishrail.ie). Dublin airport is 2.5 hours by car (3 hours by bus) from Galway city centre.
Shannon Airport: regular flights from London (Gatwick, Stansted & Heathrow), Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and Edinburgh, as well as assorted international flights. Galway is a 90 minute drive from Shannon, with hourly bus service from Bus Éireann (http://www.buseireann.ie).
Knock Airport: regular flights from London (Gatwick, Luton and Stanstead), Bristol, Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Liverpool and Manchester. Galway city is a 90 minute drive from Knock, with bus service from Bus Éireann (http://www.buseireann.ie).
Campus: Corrib Village – these are student apartments on campus that are rented out as B&B accommodation during the summer months. It is the most economical, but also quite basic. It offers the opportunity to rent an apartment to share with colleagues, or to rent individual rooms with single or double beds. Located on the far side of campus, it will add another five minutes to you walk into town. See http://www.campusaccommodation.ie/
City Centre: (10-15 minute walk)
The Harbour Hotel (***) – http://www.harbour.ie
Jurys Inn Galway (***) – http://www.jurysinn.ie
The House Hotel (****) – http://www.thehousehotel.ie
Hotel Meyrick (****) – http://www.hotelmeyrick.ie
Radisson BLU Hotel & Spa Galway (****) – http://www.radissoiinhotelgalway.com
Forster Court Hotel (***)– http://www.forstercourthotel.com
Near NUIG: (10 minute walk to campus – 20 minute walk to city centre)
Westwood Hotel (****) – http://www.westwoodhousehotel.com
Galway B&Bs: (close to university) Villa Nova, Lisnagree and Corrib House. (15 minute walk from Claddagh/Salthill area near the sea) Villa Maria, Liskea House, High Tide and St. Judes. For a more comprehensive list of Galway city B&Bs, see www.discoverireland.com.
*** We have arranged discounted rates with two hotels in Galway for the conference, so keep them in mind as you search for accommodation. One hotel is in the city centre – The Harbour Hotel (July 4=€139, July 5=169); the other is located a few blocks north of campus (further from the city centre) – The Westwood Hotel (July 4= €89, July 5=€129). In each instance, this is for a single room and includes breakfast. See blog post for booking information.
National University of Ireland, Galway
Moore Institute – Hardiman Research Building (attached to the James Hardiman Library)