The Sixth Galway Conference on Colonialism, June 24-26, 2010

There are a variety of types of accommodation available in Galway but as June is a busy time of year we would recommend that conference attendees make bookings as soon as possible.

The following are some suggestions:


Self Catering

Corrib Village, the NUI Galway student accommodation, is available to visitors during the summer months.

Single standard (sharing bathroom with 3/4 others in the apartment) 35 per night, bed and continental breakfast.

Single en-suite (own bathroom available) 50 per night, bed and continental breakfast.

To avail of these rates, please quote 'Ref. 20896 Colonialism Conference' when making a reservation at:



We have arranged conference rates with a few hotels, as follows. Please note that reservations should be made before 10th May and that there are a limited number of these rooms available.


House Hotel

Wed/Thurs (B&B): Single - 109, Double - 119

Fri (B&B): Single or double - 150

Quote ref. NUIG-EMPIRE2010 when booking.  (No rooms available Saturday 26th)


Harbour Hotel

Wed/Thurs/Sun (B&B): 89 Single / 99 Double 

Fri/Sat (B&B): 119 Single / 129 Double

Quote ref. NUIG-EMPIRE2010 when booking


Meyrick Hotel

Wed/Thurs/Sun (B&B): Single 95 / Double 25 supplement per room per night

Fri/Sat (B&B): Single 140 / Double 25 supplement per room per night

(All rates include complimentary access to the leisure centre which has a gym, jacuzzi and outdoor hot-tub).

Quote ref. NUIG-EMPIRE2010 when booking.


Glenlo Abbey Hotel (own transport required)

Glenlo Abbey Hotel is a private 138-acre estate on the banks of Lough Corrib, situated 4 km outsie the city centre and only a 3 minute drive from the university.

Special rate for conference (quote 'Education and Empire')

109 Single B&B

149 Double B&B



Westwood House Hotel (15 minutes walk to University, not in town)

A four star hotel located on the west-side of Galway on the main Galway-Clifden road.

Special conference rate (Quote 'Education and Empire, NUIG')

89 Single B&B

110 Double B&B



Bed and Breakfast/Guesthouses

Details of  B&B accommodation, guesthouses, hostels and other hotels may be found here and here.

(NUIG is within walking distance (10-20 mins) of most areas in Galway City Centre, while areas nearer the university itself include Newcastle and Shantalla; places such as Salthill are further out though still walkable.)