Travelling to the Conference
Travel to Galway
are very excited to hold P2P2007 in Galway, Ireland. Our conference
location is at the Meyrick Hotel right in the heart of Galway city
centre, with tutorials being given at DERI on 2nd
Sept, 2007. We hope very much you will enjoy your experience at
P2P2007 and that of Galway city. Information
travelling to Galway may be found at the links below.
Enterprise Research Institute
(DERI), just off the main campus of National University of Ireland,
Galway on 2nd September 2007. DERI is located in
the IDA Business Park, Lower Dangan,
Galway, opposite the Westwood Hotel. Map DERI
For finding connections to Galway and Shannon from your location of departure, we recommend to use www.dohop.com.
Airport is 6 km from Galway
city centre and the
Meyrick Hotel. The airport is serviced by flights from:
services to Galway
Airport are provided by Aer Arann, further details on flight times
etc can be found on Aer
Arann or at Galway
km from Galway, there are a range of transatlantic, domestic and
European flights into Shannon daily. For further information on air
routes to Shannon Airport please log onto www.shannonairport.ie.
are no connecting
flights from Shannon Airport to Galway and Shannon is approximately
one and half - two hours by bus/car/taxi from Galway city-centre
Ireland’s biggest airport and main
hub into the country. There are connecting flights from Dublin
Airport to Galway
Airport with Aer
flights to Ireland fly into Dublin. This will probably be your best
option. Flight time from Dublin to Galway is 40 minutes.
departure from Dublin Airport, takes 4 hours. see below for more
details).Train connection (shuttle from airport to Dublin's Heuston
train station (1 hour transit)- see train details below for more
check out air
access to west of
trains (approx. 4 per day) from Ireland's Dublin Heuston railway
station to Galway. Travel time is approximately three and a half
hours. For more information please check http://www.irishrail.ie/.
The railway station is to the rear of the Meyrick Hotel, there is no
need for transfers.
is a regular bus
shuttle service from the Airport to Dublin city-centre. From Dublin
city-centre you can travel to Galway with Bus
are also bus
links from Dublin Airport directly to Galway:
the major car rental companies provide services in Dublin, Shannon
and Galway Airports (Avis, Budget, Hertz, Sixt, etc.). Some are
opened only till 6 p.m., so please ensure that your car will be
available for pick-up at your time of arrival, or make alternative
arrangements.Check out car
for links to car hire
instructions from Dublin and Shannon can be found on the Meyrick
or Route planner on AA
For P2P2007 participants arriving into Galway or Shannon airports you
may want to pre-book taxi services.
Distances from airport to city centre:
Shannon Airport to Galway (93 km).
Galway Airport to City centre (6 km).
If your require taxi services, you can contact *Robert Blake to arrange.
Mobile number is 00353 87 2592701*
Executive Travel Services, a Galway-based company, offer pre-booked
pickup services and transfer in a chauffered Mercedes limousine for €120.
You may contact them at: telephone +353 91 844678; email email@example.com; Web www.exts.ie
can travel to Galway city-centre by taxi from Dublin Airport
euro), Shannon Airport (€100 euro), Galway Airport
for Galway, provided by Met
Éireann, the Irish
National Meteorological Service,
can be found here.
current forecast for Galway, provided by the BBC, is here.
are not required for citizens of the countries listed on the
Department of Foreign Affair's approved
list. For other countries, please
check with your
local Irish embassy for details. The Department's visa
services FAQ gives details of how to
apply for a visa.
policy is that
invitation letters can be issued only to speakers, presenters,
committee members or persons known by the organizing
committee. In addition registration fees must be paid in full before
the letter is provided. Letters will only be sent by Postal Mail or
fax and only to the individual registered for the conference.
Planning Your Trip- Useful
is a vibrant, cosmopolitan
city steeped in
culture, rich in folklore and famous for its cobble-stoned streets,
quaint shops and charming restaurants. Home to the world renowned
Druid Theatre Company, Macnas Street Theatre Company and An
Taibhdhearc, there is much to do in this wonderful city.
landscape leaves one breathless from the prehistoric fort of Dun
Aengus, the most westerly point in Europe, to Connemara and the
Burren, Galway boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in the
to go, Things
to do check out www.irelandwest.ie
Route Planner http://www.aaireland.ie/routes/default.asp
was founded in the 13th century by the Anglo-Norman de Burgos as a
medieval settlement on the eastern bank of the River Corrib. It
became a walled and fortified city state ruled by fourteen powerful
merchant families, later known as the "Tribes of Galway".
Today the city is a vibrant, bustling centre of the arts and
commerce, though it still retains a relaxed and intimate atmosphere.
Galway is also one of the most popular tourist destinations in the
country. The city, with its medieval streets, waterways, extensive
range of shopping facilities, wealth of music sessions and other
cultural events, is a place to be treasured. The seaside town of
Salthill, a Galway suburb, is a renowned summer resort. Its fine
beaches open directly onto spectacular Galway Bay. Galway's numerous
annual festivals and celebrations - among them the 'Cúirt'
International Festival of Literature, the Galway Arts Festival, the
Galway Races and the Oyster Festival - are famous throughout Ireland
and beyond. Galwegians can justly claim a quality of life that is
surpassed nowhere in the world.
a university city, Galway is a lively energetic place throughout the
year. The University, situated close to the heart of Galway, enjoys
an intimate relationship with the city and during the academic year,
15% of the population of the city are students. A compact, thriving
city, Galway caters to youth like few other places can. The
University's graduates have played a pivotal role in all areas of the
development of Galway, including the arts, industry and commerce.