Accommodation & Travel Information


The 2018 Gala Dinner will be held in the Galmont Hotel on Friday, 11th May at 8 pm.   This will allow IDSI members to meet in a more sociable and relaxed environment than the academic and research venue. All delegates are welcome to attend, the cost of the dinner, including wine, is €65 per person, and must be booked when registering for the Meeting.

Galmont Hotel & Spa,Lough Atalia Road, Galway 091 538 300.

Pay Parking (€8 per day for residents, subject to availability), €2.50 per hour otherwise, in Q Park directly underneath hotel.  We are holding some rooms at a special rate of €150 s/b, €160 t/b per room B&B per night, these rooms will be released on 20th April, if not taken up.

Please note that the Galmont Hotel is exactly 5 minutes’ walk around the corner from the Bus and Train station. From there, it takes about 15 minutes to walk to the University.

The 4* Hotel Meyrick is also beside the Station, on Eyre Square (former Great Southern Hotel).  Other hotels close to the Galmont include: the 3* Skeffington Hotel,, also on Eyre Square; the 3* Harbour Hotel,, on the New Dock Road, a few minutes’ walk from Eyre Square.

Please note: All accommodation in Galway is more expensive on Friday nights, and we suggest you book your accommodation as soon as possible. There are many hotels and guesthouses in the Galway and Salthill area, for further information see:


Rail: Trains run from Dublin to Galway about every two hours.   The first train leaves Dublin at 07.35, the last train back from Galway is at 19.20. The journey takes about 2 hrs. 20 mins. The station is beside Eyre Square, 15 minutes’ walk from NUIGalway.

Bus: Journey of 2 hrs. 30 mins. from Dublin City Centre to Galway. Journey of 2 hrs. 50mins. from Cork to Galway.