Galway, Ireland’s fourth largest city, is a vibrant tourist hub situated on the West Coast of the Country, part of the Wild Atlantic Way. It is the gateway city for the Western region of Connemara, a Gaelic stronghold with highly diverse and stunning coastal and mountain landscapes. The city was founded on the North shore of Galway Bay and a winding promenade extends westwards to the seaside village of Salthill; take a walk there one evening to watch the sun set over the Atlantic. The vibrant city centre is pedestrianised and medieval streets and lanes are packed with cafes, restaurants and bars and lined with street performers providing an unforgettable atmosphere. The traditional Irish music scene is alive and well in Galway with performances held daily at various music venues and bars across the city. Renowned for its cultural heritage, the city hosts a wide-range of festivals across the year. The Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival begins on September 28th, the closing day of the EORS meeting. It celebrates the Irish native oyster, which is a rare and luxurious delicacy still traditionally harvested from beds in Galway Bay – a must for foodies. For more information, please visit Fáilte Ireland and Discover Ireland.
EORS 2018 will be hosted at The Galmont Hotel & Spa, which is one of the Ireland’s finest hotels. Just a three-minute walk from the central Eyre Square and overlooking Galway Bay, The Galmont Hotel & Spa (formerly the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa) stands in the heart of Galway city. The bus and train stations are located less than 300 m from the hotel. Car parking is available at a discounted rate in The Galmont Hotel & Spa Car Park. Sat Navigation Coordinates: 530 16’ 27.24” North, 90 02’ 35.40” West.
Public Transport from Dublin Airport:
~ 2 h 30 min by bus, departing every hour
Public Transport from Shannon Airport:
~ 1 h 50 min by bus, departing every hour
Public Transport from Knock Airport:
~ 1 h 30 min by bus, 8 buses daily
Driving directions on how to reach The Galmont Hotel & Spa, can be found here.