The most popular route to Galway from overseas is through Dublin Airport. Buses depart hourly to Galway from the coach stop outside Terminal 1 (see, or Alternatively, a local bus connection is available to Dublin City where a train from Heuston Station to Galway departs regularly ( The journey duration is approximately 2.5 hours. All bus and train terminus are located just off Eyre Square in Galway which is in the heart of the city with popular hotels only a few minutes walk away.

Workshop Accommodation Options

Workshop accommodation options with special conference rates are provided below. Goldcrest Village will be available for booking through the registration portal when registering for the event ( ). Contact The House Hotel and The Forster Court Hotel directly and reference IJREWHS2021 for booking these options. Limited number of rooms are available for these accommodation options.

Goldcrest Village, NUI Galway’s on-site student residences, is beautifully situated on the University campus and within walking distance to the main campus and Galway city centre.  The village, comprised of apartments, has capacity for 400 guests and boasts the following services: Free Wi-Fi, Free 10-minute shuttle bus service to/from Galway city centre (specific times), on-site shop/deli/café, on-site self-service launderette, on-site tennis court, 24/7 reception/security. 

Costs: €70 per single en suite room (includes continental breakfast), €115 per double en suite room (includes continental breakfast).

The House Hotel, a luxurious boutique hotel located in the heart of Galway City, only 25 minutes to the NUI Galway Engineering Building by foot. Features of the guestrooms include flat screen TV’s with internet access, safe and crisp white linen that will guarantee you a comfortable night sleep. The Parlour Bar & Grill specialises in modern and international cuisine.

Costs: €125 Double Room for single occupancy (B&B) or €135 Twin Room (B&B)


The Forster Court Hotel, a modern, boutique-style hotel situated in the heart of Galway City, right next to the train and bus stations, and just a minute’s walk from Eyre square and 25 minutes from NUI Galway.

Costs: Approx. €147.50 Double Room for single occupancy (B&B) or €157.50 Twin Room (B&B)


Other Accommodation Options

Other accommodation options that are recommended (not included on the registration system are) include:

  • Eyre Square Hotel
  • Imperial Hotel
  • Garveys Inn
  • Harbour Hotel

All are located in the city centre and are within a walking distance of NUI Galway.

The LOC advise students and delegates to book hotels as soon as possible due to the high demand in June for the Galway 2021 European Capital of Culture Event.