Travelling to the Conference

Travel to Galway

We 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 about travelling to Galway may be found at the links below.

Conference Location / Maps

  • Tutorials
    Digital 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

By Plane

For finding connections to Galway and Shannon from your location of departure, we recommend to use

Galway Airport is 6 km from Galway city centre and the Meyrick Hotel. The airport is serviced by flights from:

London Luton,
Leeds Bradford,

All services to Galway Airport are provided by Aer Arann, further details on flight times etc can be found on Aer Arann or at Galway Airport websites.

Shannon Airport is 93 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

There 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

Dublin Airport is Ireland’s biggest airport and main hub into the country. There are connecting flights from Dublin Airport to Galway Airport with Aer Arann.

Most international flights to Ireland fly into Dublin. This will probably be your best option. Flight time from Dublin to Galway is 40 minutes.

Bus connection (hourly 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 information)

For further details check out air access to west of Ireland.

By Train

There are regular 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 The railway station is to the rear of the Meyrick Hotel, there is no need for transfers.

By Bus

There is a regular bus shuttle service from the Airport to Dublin city-centre. From Dublin city-centre you can travel to Galway with Bus Eireann:

There are also bus links from Dublin Airport directly to Galway:

By Car

All 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 hire for links to car hire companies.

Driving instructions from Dublin and Shannon can be found on the Meyrick website or Route planner on AA website.

By Taxi

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*

Or alternatively

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; Web 

You can travel to Galway city-centre by taxi from Dublin Airport (€350 euro), Shannon Airport (€100 euro), Galway Airport (€22 euro).


Weather for Galway, provided by Met Éireann, the Irish National Meteorological Service, can be found here.

The current forecast for Galway, provided by the BBC, is here.


Visitors' visas 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.

Invitation letters

Our 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.

Currency Conversions

Planning Your Trip- Useful links

Galway 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.

The 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 world.

For Transport options, Places to go, Things to do check out

Other links:

AA Route Planner


Galway 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.

Being 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.


Emerald Sponsors

platinum sponsors

Science Foundation Ireland

National University of Ireland, Galway

Platinum Sponsors

Microsoft Research

Gold Sponsors

CISCO, Galway

Silver Sponsors

Microsoft Research