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Travelling to Galway

We will hold the JETSET School in National University of Ireland Galway and the hotel for the conference is Jurys Inn Galway, Information about travelling to Galway may be found below.

School Location/Maps

Jurys Hotel General Information Location & Map

School Venue

The school will be held in the Centre for Astronomy, National University of Ireland, Galway. The Centre is located partly in the Experimental Physics and IT departments. Please see the maps provided below which give the directions from the hotel to the meeting room where the school will be held.

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Flight Information

We recommend you use for finding connections to Galway and Shannon from your location of departure.

Galway Airport is 6 km from Galway city centre and Jurys Inn. The airport is serviced by flights from:

All services to Galway Airport are provided by Aer Arann and Flybe further details on flight times etc can be found on Aer Arann, Flybe and Galway Airport websites.

Shannon Airport

Shannon Airpot is 93 km from Galway, there are a range of transatlantic, domestic and European flights into Shannon daily. For further information on air routes to Shannon Airport please log onto

There are no connecting flights from Shannon Airport to Galway and Shannon is approximately one and half - two hours by bus/car/taxi from Galway city-centre

Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport is Ireland's biggest airport and main hub into the country. There are connecting flights from Dublin Airport to Galway Airport with Aer Arann. Most international flights to Ireland fly into Dublin. This will probably be your best option. Flight time from Dublin to Galway is 40 minutes. Bus connection (hourly departure from Dublin Airport, takes 4 hours. see below for more details).Train connection (shuttle from airport to Dublin's Heuston train station (1 hour transit)- see train details below for more information)

By Train

There are regular trains (approx. 4 per day) from Ireland's Dublin Heuston railway station to Galway. Travel time is approximately three and a half hours. For more information please check the Irish rail website. Galway Railway station is approximately 10 minute walk to Jurys Inn Hotel.

By Bus

There is a regular bus shuttle service from the Airport to Dublin city-centre. From Dublin city-centre you can travel to Galway with Bus Eireann. There are also bus links directly from Dublin Airport to Galway City with Citylink and BusNestor

By Car

All the major car rental companies provide services in Dublin, Shannon and Galway Airports (Avis, Budget, Hertz, Sixt, etc.). Some are opened only till 6 p.m., so please ensure that your car will be available for pick-up at your time of arrival, or make alternative arrangements.Check out car hire for links to car hire companies. Driving instructions from Dublin and Shannon can be found on the Jurys website or Route planner on AA website.

By Taxi

For participants arriving into Galway or Shannon airports you may want to pre-book taxi services.

Distances from airport to city centre: Shannon Airport to Galway (93 km). Galway Airport to City centre (6 km).

If your require taxi services, you can contact Robert Blake in advance to arrange. Mobile number is 00353 87 2592701 or email Robert at

You can travel to Galway city-centre by taxi from Dublin Airport (€350 euro), Shannon Airport (€100 euro), Galway Airport (€22 euro).

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