22nd Annual Health Promotion Conference, 7 June 2018
Travel to Galway

Galway is a major tourist attraction on the West Coast of Ireland, there are many well-developed transport options available. Our city is easily reached by air, ferry, bus, train, car or a combination of these.  For further details on air, road and train routes click here.

In keeping with our concept of ‘healthy meeting’ why not consider a bike ride to campus for our conference!  What an uplifting way to start your day!  Remember any form of ‘active travel’ leaves us energised and alert. There will be plenty of opportunities for stretch breaks, walking meetings and other healthy conference options throughout the conference day.

Galway city's bike rental scheme is available all year 7 days a week, from 5am to 12.30am for short or long cycle trips. Visitors to Galway can avail of a ‘3 Day pass’ further details can be found on:  https://www.bikeshare.ie/register-temp.html


There is a Bikeshare station at the Kingfisher Leisure Centre on campus, a 3 minute walk from the conference venue.


Parking on Campus:

If you are driving to the conference please note that there are parking restrictions on campus and all illegally parked vehicles will be clamped. An online campus map is available at http://www.ptba.nuigalway.ie/images/campus_map_.pdf


1.   Paid Parking:  P&D (Pay and Display) – blue lined spaces only on campus, there are a limited number around the campus.

2.   Free Parking:  Parking permits have been organised and emailed to delegates for the Park & Ride (P&R) carpark on campus.  The parking permit must be displayed on your car. Entrance to the P&R car park is via Corrib Village Entrance, Upper Newcastle Road, Galway. Please ensure to park in white lined spaces only. Please display your permit at all times or your car will be clamped. There is a conference bus from the North Campus (Dangan) P&R carpark to the conference venue (Áras Moyola) running from 8-10 am at regular intervals and again from 4.15 pm. Weather permitting delegates may choose to walk from the P&R car park (estimated 7 mins walk along Newcastle Road).
There are no parking restrictions after 17.30 Monday to Friday.