SEGH 2010 International Conference and Workshops

Environmental Quality and Human Health

Galway, Ireland, June 27- July 2, 2010



Travel Information


The venue for SEGH 2010 International Conference and Workshops is the campus of

National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway, Ireland (


Download: Google Maps with labels for SEGH 2010: Europe; Ireland, Ireland West; Galway; Galway City; NUI Galway

Galway City Map with hotel locations designed for SEGH 2010: In Colour; Black & White

NUI Galway Map designed for SEGH 2010: In Colour; Black & White

NOTICE: Download updated version of NUI Galway Map showing entrance blockages to the venue.

SEGH 2010 Delegates: Follow the maps and approach SEGH 2010 Registration Desk in Arts & Science Building to attend Medical Geology short course and/or main conference and workshops (with a label of "SEGH 2010 Registration & Presentations").


SEGH 2010 Car Park (Attention: Clamping in Operation!)

Download SEGH 2010 delegate car park permit here.

Print a hard copy and display it under the front screen of your car. Follow the instructions carefully! There is limited parking for SEGH 2010 conference delegates, on campus, Monday to Friday from 08.30 to 17.30. Permits have been arranged to facilitate access to Orbsen Car Park -  (highlighted on attached map), alternatively, delegates can park at Corrib Village. Permits are available by clicking the above link.  These permits are available to registered delegates only and must be displayed at all times. There are also a number of pay and display parking areas on campus (highlighted on attached map with the permit).  Access is available to all car parks evenings (after 17.30) and weekends. All illegally parked vehicles, including cars not displaying a permit will be clamped.



Everyone entering Ireland must have a valid passport, or in the case of European Union Member States, a national identity card. Visas are required for some countries and delegates should check with their local Irish embassy/consulate/visa office and visit the website of the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs on ( to see the most up to date list and for additional information. It can take up to 8 weeks to process a visa application and early application is recommended. The Organising Committee or the Conference Secretariat will not accept any responsibility for visa applications. Where a delegate is unable to attend because of failure to obtain a visa on time, the normal cancellation policy for registration fee and accommodation will apply. If you need to apply for a visa, please register for the conference, pay your registration fee in full and then request a visa letter from the Conference Secretariat by email to Please note that we are unable to send such letters via DHL or other express mail services, due to high cost. A hard copy will be mailed via Irish Post. Please note the Irish Embassy will only accept a letter of invitation if it states that the delegate has registered for the conference and has paid their registration fee and accommodation fees in full. The Irish Embassy will only accept original letters from us so please allow enough time for us to post the visa letter to you.

International participants for SEGH 2010 are advised to travel to the following airports:

Galway Airport, then take a taxi to Galway (cost: 20 minutes, about €20-25)

Shannon Airport, then travel to Galway (cost: 1.5 hours, bus about €20, taxi: €150)

Dublin Airport, then travel to Galway (cost: 3 hours, bus about €20, train from Dublin Heuston Station: about €40)

Travel to NUI Galway

You may follow the link from NUI Galway website for detailed directions:

You may also follow the link from the Conference Office of NUI Galway website for directions:


Click here to view the location of NUI Galway in Google Map

Click here to view the location of NUI Galway in Bing Maps


Delegates are strongly advised to arrange their own personal insurance to cover medical and other expenses including accident, illness, theft or loss. The organizing committee and its agents do not accept responsibility for any of the above. Where a delegate has to cancel for medical reasons, the normal cancellation policy will apply. It is recommended that citizens from EU countries bring with them a current E111 form.


SEGH 2010 will take place at the National University of Ireland Galway campus located in the centre of Galway, a city on the beautiful west coast of Ireland and the gateway to Connemara and the Aran Islands.

Galway City is one of the fastest growing cities in Europe and, with a population of approx. 71,983 as per the census of April 2006, it has become the third city in the Republic of Ireland after Dublin and Cork. It began as a small fishing village centred around the estuary of the River Corrib, a river traditionally called Abhainn na Gaillimhe (The Galway River) after Galvia, a mythological princess said to have drowned in its waters. Galway city is unique among Irish cities because of the strength of its Irish language, music, song and dancing traditions. It is a vibrant city with an international reputation for the Arts, Theatre, Festivals, Lively Pubs & Restaurants.

For general tourist information on Galway and the West of Ireland, see:

Tourist Information Board, Galway Fáilte Ireland West Áras Fáilte, Forster Street, Galway Tel: ++ 353 91 537700

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