Joint Conference of ISEH 2020, ICEPH 2020 & G16 2020 Travel

Conference Venue (where the Joint Conference is held):

National University of Ireland, Galway, University Road, Galway, Ireland

http://www.nuigalway.ie/buildings/maps/

 

Travelling to Ireland

There are daily direct flights to Ireland from a wide range of cities in the UK, Europe and the US, along with flights from the Emirates.  Airports include:

Ireland is also accessible via ferry.

Getting to Galway

Galway city is served by an extensive public transport network linking Dublin, Shannon and Knock airports. This includes:

  • Regular bus services operated by Citylink and Go Bus with fully air-conditioned coaches equipped with free Wi-Fi. The motorway from Dublin Airport to Galway City allows for travel time from 2 hours 30 minutes, with direct bus services operating every half hour (Dublin Airport Terminal to Galway City Centre).  Knock and Shannon Airports are currently serviced by Bus Éireann, expanding services to accommodate the growing number of passengers to each airport.
  • Irish Rail, offering 9 daily train transfers from Dublin City with travel time from 2 hours 10 minutes

For detailed information on travelling from Dublin, Shannon or Knock Airport by train, bus or taxi, or for information on car hire, please refer to our Getting to Galway Guide.  Should you wish to travel to Galway by car, please refer to the AA Road Maps & Route Planner

For more info about Galway, please visit https://www.galwaytourism.ie/about-galway/

Insurance

The Conference Organising Committee, or its agents, will not be responsible for any medical expenses, loss, damages or accidents during the Event. We would draw your attention to the cancellation policy in respect of registration fees and accommodation. If, for whatever reason, the Conference has to be cancelled or postponed, the Organising Committee, and/or its agents, will be responsible only for refund of monies received. We recommend that delegates insure themselves for medical and cancellation charges.

Passport and Visa Information

Please note: This content is only provided as an information tool. We cannot advise with regards your individual visa application or whether further delays may occur, or regulations change within governmental procedure without notice.

Visas are required by delegates travelling from some countries. Please note that a Schengen visa or UK visa is not valid for travel to Ireland.  Delegates requiring a visa should ensure their visa covers entry to the UK, if they wish to participate on the post conference tour to Northern Ireland.

We would encourage all delegates to check with the Irish Government website, their local Irish representation and/or with your travel operator if you requires a visa. 

 If you require a Visa to travel into Ireland, you are advised to register and complete your application as soon as possible.  Neither the conference organisers nor Go West Conference and Event Management take any responsibility for your application.

All costs for any visa application are the responsibility of the passport holder.

Note that visa applications can take 6+ weeks for Ireland – please ensure that you apply in time to attend the conference.

The Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform has primary responsibility for Ireland’s immigration and visa policy. For more information on visa requirements for Ireland please see their website www.inis.gov.ie

Do I Need A Visa?

Please consult with the relevant Irish Embassy/Consulate/Visa Office or visit

http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/check-irish-visa

Addition information can be found on the Irish Government websites

https://www.dfa.ie/home/index.aspx?id=8777

http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/visa-short-conference

 https://www.visas.inis.gov.ie/avats/OnlineHome.aspx

 Passports

UK citizens do not require a passport or visa to enter Ireland, but most carriers by air or sea require some form of identification with photograph (usually either a passport or drivers licence with photograph). Visitors are advised to check what form of ID is required with the individual airline, tour operator or travel agent before travelling. Visitors from all other countries, including European Union countries, must present their passport to enter Ireland.

 Visa Letter

Please plan your trip early! Register and pay the registration fees in full and request an invitation letter. Under no circumstances can an invitation letter be issued for those who have not paid their registration fees in full. When you request an invitation letter, you must provide the information:

1. Your full postal address in English

2. Your name on your passport

3. Your date of birth

4. Your passport number 

For those whose abstracts are accepted, please also provide the information of your abstract number and abstract title. All invitation letters will be sent via email.

It is important to note that it can take time to process a Visa Application and early application is recommended. Please also note that the conference organising committees or their agents cannot accept any responsibility in connection to Visa Applications and the normal cancellation policy for registration fees and accommodation deposits will apply in the event that a delegate is unable to attend due to late submission of their application or rejection of application.

About Ireland and Galway

Climate

Ireland has a mild climate with the warmest months being July and August. For more information and the current temperature click here

Currency
The currency of Ireland is the Euro, which is made up of 100 cents. For daily exchange rates click here

Language
There are two official languages in Ireland: Irish, which is the national language, and English which is the language of the majority of the population.

No Smoking
Smoking is now forbidden in enclosed places of work. This includes office blocks, various buildings, public houses/bars, restaurants. For more information, click here 

Time Zone
Ireland is on GMT.

Tipping
Most hotels and restaurants include a service charge of 10-15% to your bill. A small tip is appreciated for good service. Tipping is not usual in pubs. Taxis are tipped 10%.

VAT Refunds
Value Added Tax (VAT) is usually included in the price of goods and services in Ireland. Visitors to Ireland from outside the EU can obtain a refund of VAT. Click here for more details https://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/individuals/travelling/travellers-leaving-eu/guide-vat-refund-visitors-eu_en 

Voltage
Mains electricity is supplied at 220 Volts. For more, click here

Please visit Irish Tourist Board website for more information https://www.ireland.com/articles/practical-information/