Anglican Chorale of Ottawa (ACO) - August 2012
"Our 47-member choir thoroughly enjoyed our 5-day stay at Corrib village. The administration before and during our stay was excellent - responsive, supportive, and true to their word. The residence space is top tier. Comfortable, clean, quiet rooms, and the shared kitchen/living room space was great to have amongst every four apartments. We also enjoyed the "quad" area in-front of the building - a place for the group to stay in touch. The extras that we asked for - rehearsal space, a group dinner at the Campus Pub, a group dinner upon arrival - were taken care of perfectly. Who knew Ireland should be known for their cuisine? We also loved the university campus, Galway, and the surrounding area. Any group should have no reservations about staying at Corrib Village."
Anglican Chorale of Ottawa
MSC Galway Conference, July 2012
" In the summer of 2012 a conference was held in Galway on the topic of stem cell technology. It brought together an international grouping of experts from 5 continents to discuss recent research in stem cell therapy and the development of new treatments for patients. The venue was the Bailey Allen Conference Centre at NUI Galway and management of the conference was in the hands of the NUI Galway Conference and Catering Office, led by Patricia Walsh and assisted by Olivia McBride and Rory O’Toole.
I have to say that the success of the conference was due in no small part to the excellent environment provided at NUI Galway. The conference facilities were superb. Every aspect of the venue – registration desk, seating, audiovisual services, speaker-ready room - was professional, polished and well managed. It turned out to be a truly excellent location.
Catering, which included coffee breaks and hot lunches, was seamlessly organized and on time and the food was excellent. The conference banquet, held in the Aula Maxima, was very special, with a superb four-course dinner provided by Masterchef and a memorable night of music with Frankie Gavin and Friends.
Conference management was efficient, proactive and professional. It was clear that the office has a great deal of experience in event management and in the organization of large venues.
The jewel in the crown, for this international conference venue, was the city of Galway. Visiting Galway and the west of Ireland was a magical experience for all the overseas delegates. They enjoyed the music, the nightlife, the wonderful ambience of Galway, and of course the events associated with the Volvo Ocean Race Finale. I have received letters from delegates from all corners of the planet, NUI Galway as a conference venue and Galway City as an incomparable destination."
Prof Frank Barry
Director, National Centre for Biomedical Engineering Science (NCBES)
Irish Flow Cytometry Conference, November 2012
‘We've found a huge level of professionalism in all the event, from the registration, website, display, catering, AV, printing... everything was more than perfect. .........A huge amount of the success of our meeting was due to the organisation... companies and participants were delighted with everything... Extremely good and extremely efficient! Congratulations!
Alfonso Blanco, Director of Flow Cytometry, University College Dublin
RCNI International Conference, November, 2012
‘The venue worked really well for us and we were very happy with it and would use again. The catering team were also excellent and it was helpful to have dedicated staff member available to us on the day..... overall our experience of the venue and delegate feedback was really positive....
Clíona Saidléar, Policy & Communications Director, RCNI
Umbro Galway Cup, August 2012
I just want to thank you and all the management & staff in the Corrib Village, Gort & in An Bhialann restaurant for all their help during the tournament. As usual they put in a huge effort and this played a vital part in another successful tournament. The feedback we received from the teams was very positive especially on the quality of the food.......
Denis Burke, Tournament Director, Umbro Galway Cup.
Hot Topics in Biomedical Science Research, June 2012
‘The feedback from attendees and from our visiting faculty was overwhelmingly positive.....Based on our experience, I will have no hesitation in enthusiastically recommending the NUI Galway Conference Office to colleagues for similar event organisation and will definitely be using their services myself in the future."
Prof. Matthew Griffin, Regenerative Medicine Institute, School of Medicine, NUI Galway
iHCI 2012: Irish Human Computer Interaction Conference, June 2012
"The conference was a great success, which was due in significant part to the tremendous support, advice and resources we received throughout the entire process from the Conference Office, NUI Galway....."
Tony Hall, School of Education, NUI Galway.
The Contemporary Housing Issues in a Changing Europe Conference, April 2012
We successfully hosted an international housing conference in April 2012, Contemporary Housing Issues in a Changing Europe, involving over 150 academics, researchers, presenters and participants. The success and smooth flow of the event can be attributed in no small part to the dedication and professional expertise of the Conference Office at NUI Galway. .......The dedicated webpage where participants could register and pay on-line was invaluable. I would strongly recommend that anyone organizing a conference in Galway avail of the professional and personable services of the conference office.
Dr Padraic Kenna, Centre for Housing Law, Rights and Policy, School of Law, NUI Galway.
Diabetic Foot Management Conference, March 2012
"In March 2012 NUI Galway hosted the premier Diabetic Foot Management Conference in Ireland. ...... The conference office in NUI Galway were exceptionally helpful and provided the conference website to facilitate bookings and registration. The event ran seamlessly and exceeded all our expectations! The staff in the conference office were very professional and their project management skills are excellent."
Karen Fahy. National CPD Officer for Podiatry.
China Ireland Relations Conference, March 2012
"In March 2012 NUI Galway hosted the inaugural China Ireland Relations Conference with over 120 delegates in attendance including government officials and dignitaries from China. The conference was a great success and the Committee was very happy with the conference facilities, IT support and catering in NUI Galway. In addition, the support offered by staff from the Conference Office in the build up to and during the event was very helpful. I am delighted to recommend NUI Galway as a venue for future conferences."
Senator Fidelma Healy Eames, Chairperson, China Ireland Relations Committee.
Peace Proms, February 2012
" The Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland held “ Peace Proms 2012” in NUI Galway on the 4th and 5th February 2012. “Peace Proms” is a monumental choral and orchestral production involving a choir of 450 children and a 110 member orchestra along with soloists, and Drum and Piping Corps . The venue comfortably catered for a capacity audience along with the full complement of musicians. From the early planning stages until the final curtain, we found the staff at NUI Galway to be extremely helpful. From technical set up, to catering, car parking, crowd management and health and safety, they ensured the seamless organisation of our event. Huge thanks from everyone in the CBOI to Patricia, Barry, Laura and all the staff in Conferencing and the Kind Fisher. We look forward to our return."
Sharon Treacy-Dunne, Founding Director, The Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland.