Friday, August 11, 2006


If you wish to book a hotel or guest house (B&B) please contact them direcltly by email or by telephone.

Do note that a B&B (bed and breakfast)" is a type of boarding house typically operated out of a large single family residence where guests can be accommodated at night in private bedrooms (which may or may not be equipped with private baths) and where breakfast, sometimes continental and sometimes the full English variety, is served in the morning. In Ireland, most B&Bs serve a traditional Irish breakfast as a point of pride" (from Wikipedia on B&B).

This is the list of hotels and B&B which we recommend. Do click on the name to obtain further information.

Do note that most places will have a booking system on line.


FairGreen Hotel ***
Address: Fairgreen Road, Lough Atalia
Telephone: +353 91 513 100
Fax: +353 91 864 444
Single Room: €85 Double Room: €110

Jury's Inn Hotel ***
Address: Quay Street, City Centre.
Telephone: +353 91 566 444
Fax: +353 91 568 415
Rate per room: €78 (This rate is subject to availability -for early bookings-).

Menlo Park Hotel
Address: Terryland, Headford Road
Telephone: +353 91 761 122
Fax: +353 91 761 222
Single Room: €60 Double Room: €80

Ibis Hotel
Address: Headford Road
Telephone: +353 91 771166
Fax : +353 91/771646
Room per night: € 48 (weekdays) & € (68 weekends) + €8.50 breakfast per person.

B&B (walking distance to the conference venue)

Abbey House **
200 metres from conference venue
Address: 113 Upper Newcastle
For reservation and further details click here
Single Room: €45 Double Room: €65

Brooklodge Guesthouse
50 metres from conference venue
Address: 17 Upper Newcastle
Telephone: +353 91 588 501
Mobile phone: + 353 85 721 5587
Single Room: €40 per room Double Room: €70

Corrib Haven ***
200 metres from conference venue
Address: 107 Upper Newcastle, Galway CityFor reservations and further details click here
Telephone: +353 91 524 171
Fax: +353 91 582 414
Single Room: €40 Double Room: €70

70 metres from conference venue
Address: 30 Lower Newcastle.
Telephone: +353 91 523 792
Single Room: €35 Double Room: €60

Conference Venue

The Growth and Crises: Social Structure of Accumulation Theory and Analysis's conference will be held in the Cairnes Graduate School of Business & Public Policy at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

(this satelite picture in which NUIG can be observed was taken from Google Earth imagenery)

NUI, Galway has been a centre for teaching, research and service to the community for over 150 years. The University has a long tradition of hosting conferences, and the on-campus amenities have expanded over the years to include accommodation, extensive catering, meeting and leisure facilities (taken from NUIG conference's office website).

Galway is recognised as part of Ireland’s Cultural Heart and is described as ‘just one of those places, those special, magical places that everyone wants to visit if they’ve never been there; that every visitor wants to return to; and that anyone lucky enough to live in, never, ever wants to leave’ (taken from Galway County Council Website).

Galway, the largest county in the province of Connacht, lies in the centre of the western seaboard of Ireland. It covers nearly 6,000 sq. kms, (with over 2000km of highly indented coastline) and is divided by Lough Corrib, Ireland’s second largest lake. It has two distinct landscapes - the vast mountainy land of Connemara to the west of Lough Corrib and the rich farming plains of Galway East. The population of the County (all the areas outside of Galway City) is estimated at just over 143,000. The County is predominantly rural with just over 15% living in towns of more than 1,500 people. The largest towns are in East Galway namely, Ballinalsoe, Tuam, Athenry, Gort followed by Clifden in Connemara, West Galway. There are over 50 festivals taking place annually in Galway, celebrating the Oyster Season, Local Arts and Culture, Music, Irish Language and so much more. Gaelic Games (Gaelic Football, Hurling and Camoige) are remain central to community life in most areas. In Galway the experience is not just of an exceptional landscape but of people and communities who’s pride and openess ensures most visitors return.

For general information on Galway City please click here.

Travel to Galway

Visit Ireland's West website for information on flights to Ireland (Galway).

Visit City Link for information on buses from Shannon Airport and Dublin Airport to Galway City.

The following information was taken from the Conference Office in NUIG.

(satelite picture taken from Google Earth)

Galway is situated on the West Coast of Ireland and may be easily reached by air, ferry, train, bus or car or a combination of these. To help you find the best access route to suit you, please see the following site for further information:
Our local airport Galway offers connections to many of the major British Airports including Luton, Manchester etc., there is also a service to Lorient so please check this web site as new routes are opening up regularly. Galway airport is just a 10 minute drive from the city circa €15.00 by taxi.

Alternatively, there are a number of other access points - please see the following links for further information.
Shannon Airport (approx. 2 hours by bus/car) Direct flights to and from Shannon.
Dublin Airport (approx. 4 hours by car/bus)
Galway Airport (approx 1/2 hour by car/bus)
Knock Airport (approx 1.5 hours by car/bus)
Cork International Airport
Road Maps

Travel around IrelandDuring your stay you may wish to take in some of the wonderful sights of Ireland. For further information please see website


Please visit The Irish Department of Foreign Affairs website inquire about your country's relationship with Ireland to determine whether you need a visa to attend the conference.

In case you need a visa to visit Ireland, we can provide a letter of invitation to be attached to your documentation. Please do contact us at for this matter.

Local Transportation

Big O Taxis
21 Upper Dominick Street, Galway
Telephone: +353 91 585858

A City Taxis 24 Hour Company
65 Prospect Hill
Telephone: +353 91 525252

Abby Taxis
11A Eyre Street, Galway
Telephone: +353 91 533 333
Fax: +353 91 569483