MAREN Research Conference,11-12 April 2013
Travel to Galway

Galway is situated on the West Coast of Ireland and is easily reached by air, ferry, train, bus or car or a combination of these. As a major tourist attraction, there are many well-developed transport options available. 
Shannon Airport (c. 1 hour 20 minutes by bus/car)
Dublin Airport (c. 2 hours by car/bus)
Knock Airport  (c. 1 hour 20 minutes by car/bus)
Cork Airport (c. 3 hours by car/bus)
Ferries, Trains, AA Road Maps & Route Planner 
Travelling from airport to Galway (by train, bus, car) (Please note the train station is located at the rear of Meyrick Hotel, bus station adjacent.)

Driving to NUI Galway 
(Please Click Here for a map of campus)

Road Directions:
University Road Entrance:
Arriving in Galway on the main N6 follow signs for the N59 (Galway-Oughterard/Clifden), crossing the river Corrib at the Quincentennial Bridge.  Immediately after the Quincentennial Bridge take a left turn at the traffic light controlled crossroads and follow the signs for City Centre/University/Hospital. Continue through 3 sets of traffic lights (approx. 1 km) to large junction with University Hospital on the right.  Take filter lane to the left onto University Road and the main entrance to NUI Galway is approximately 100 m from this junction on the left-hand side.  

Distillery Road Entrance:
Arriving in Galway on the main N6 follow signs for the N59 (Galway-Oughterard/Clifden), crossing the river Corrib at the Quincentennial Bridge.  Immediately after the Quincentennial Bridge take a left turn at the traffic light controlled crossroads.  The Distillery Road entrance is the first left after the petrol station.

St.Anthony’s Entrance:
Arriving in Galway on the main N6 follow signs for the N59 (Galway-Oughterard/Clifden), crossing the river Corrib at the Quincentennial Bridge.  Go through the traffic lights and take exit 5 at the next roundabout (bringing you back towards the Quincentennial Bridge) take a left turn at the traffic lights, St.Anthony’s Entrance is the first right.

Directions to Park & Ride Car Park at NUI Galway:
(Parking Permit MUST be displayed)
Arriving in Galway on the main N6 follow signs for the N59 (Galway-Oughterard/Clifden), crossing the river Corrib at the Quincentennial Bridge.  Go through the traffic lights and take exit 5 at the next roundabout (bringing you back towards the Quincentennial Bridge) take a left turn at the traffic lights and continue for 1 km, the entrance will be on your right after a large sign for Corrib Village, the Park & Ride Carpark is into the left after entering.

Parking on Campus:
There is limited parking for conference delegates, on campus, Monday to Friday from 08.30 to 17.30 and it is recommended that you take a taxi to the venue if possible.   Permits are arranged for conferences to facilitate access to the Park & Ride Carpark.  Contact the conference organiser for a permit for your conference.  There are also a number of pay and display parking areas on campus please click here for a map of campus carparks. 

Access is available to all car parks evenings (after 17.30) and weekends.
All illegally parked vehicles, including cars not displaying a permit will be clamped.

Travel around Ireland
During your stay you may wish to take in some of the wonderful sights of Ireland.  For further information please see website  www.discoverireland.ie or

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=maps+of+ireland&ie=UTF8&z=6