Find Your Way

2019 Galway Science & Technology Festival

How to find us

The Eircode for the Bailey Allen Hall, Exhibition Area is H91 RTR6

The Eircode for Corrib Village Reception is H91 VE44 the car park for the park and ride is located in Corrib Village

From the South

  • From Cork or Limerick, approach Galway on the M18. You’ll by-pass Ennis & Gort and join the M6 Dublin-Galway motorway west of the city.
  • At the M6 junction follow signs for Galway city. You will arrive at a roundabout at the end of the M6 just outside Galway city. Take the second exit at this roundabout.
  • From here follow signs for Clifden. This will take you on a series of dual carriageways around the city.
  • Cross the Quincentennary bridge (a long dual-carriageway bridge over the River Corrib) and turn left at the traffic lights towards Lower Salthill. Look out for a University symbol on the signage.
  • Continue on until the next traffic lights, and turn left into the Newcastle Road entrance to the University.

From the East

  • From Dublin continue onto M4 (signs for Sligo). At junction 11, exit onto M6 towards Galway and follow signs for Galway.
  • Arrive at roundabout at end of M6. Take the second exit at this roundabout.
  • From here follow signs for Clifden. This will take you on a series of dual carriageways around the city.
  • Cross the Quincentennary bridge (a long dual-carriageway bridge over the River Corrib) and turn left at the traffic lights towards Lower Salthill. Look out for a University symbol on the signage.
  • Continue on until the next traffic lights, and turn left into the Newcastle Road entrance to the University.
  • From Belfast, take the A1/M1 in the direction of Dublin. Travel around the M50 and exit for the M4 to Sligo (Galway). Follow the directions above from Dublin.

 

Travelling by Public Transport

As part of our Climate Action theme we encourage attendees to travel by public transport, walk or cycle to the venue.

  • Trains: Galway’s train station is just off Eyre Square. The city is very well serviced by rail and only 2.5 hours away from Dublin. Find out more information on services and timetables.
  • Buses: You can travel to Galway using frequent services offered by our public bus service, or use one of the private bus services such as CityLink or GoBus. Direct (non-stop) buses from Dublin take 2.5 hours.
  • Galway City public transport: From the city centre, you can take a taxi to the University, or take the No.4 Bus in the direction of Newcastle from Eyre Square, near the train station, which is the normal drop-off point for buses.

70% of tickets for shows and workshops will be released on www.galwayscience.eventbrite.ie at 11am on Saturday 16th November 2019.

30% of tickets will be retained for people to queue for on the day.

To guarantee your place, please arrive at least 10 minutes before the event start time, once the event is about to start free spaces will be allocated to people without tickets.

Do ensure to leave time to visit the great Exhibition Hall and School Exhibits.

To make the most of your day and enjoy the slightly quieter period in the morning, arrive early.

Bring along the centrefold in the Galway Advertiser, issued on Thursday 21st November with all details of the workshops and a map of the campus.

There are stewards throughout the campus, feel free to ask them for information, guidance or directions.

Ensure your child knows your mobile number, put it on a piece of paper in their pocket.

In case you get separated arrange a meeting point, especially in the Bailey Allen Hall.

Due to health and safety buggies are not permitted in the main exhibition area of the Bailey Allen Hall.

A secure and supervised buggy room will be available at the Bank of Ireland Theatre next to the O’Donoghue Centre to ensure that your belongings are safe.

Galway City Buses routes 402,404,405 and 411 depart from Eyre square to NUI Galway on Sunday’s every 40 to 60 minutes and the Bailey Allen Hall is near University Road bus stop.

Parking for the Exhibition is free all day on the NUI Galway campus. 

It is strongly advised to park at the Corrib Village (on the N59 Clifden Road) and avail of the Park & Ride service, running every 15 mins from 09.30am to 6.30pm.  The drop-off & pick up area will be in front of the Orbsen building (Green Zone).

If you would like to bring a packed lunch, there are many picnic areas on the campus.

Restaurants that will be open on the day include:

  • Moffets, Orbsen Building (Green Zone) hot and cold food
  • The College Bar (Blue Zone), beside the Bailey Allen Hall entrance. Hot and cold food
  • Smokey Joes, Arts & Science Concourse (Red Zone) coffee, tea and refreshments
  • Bialannn Restaurant, Arts & Science Concourse (Red Zone)  which provides a wide selection of hot and cold food and has ample seating.

The sensory room is available all day in the Human Biology Building (Blue Zone) beside the Medtronic Experience,  for that much needed time out and downtime.

A space for children and families to come and relax, the room includes special lighting, music and objects.

Supported by GAP and Medtronic