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This year's conference took 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.

A spectacularly beautiful county, Galway is a medley of contrasts - the wildest and remotest of countryside teamed with one of Europe's most vibrant and popular cities. Galway City at the mouth of Galway Bay is both a picturesque and lively city with a wonderful avant-garde culture and a fascinating mixture of locally owned speciality shops, often featuring locally made crafts. It has changed considerably over the last number of years and features a fascinating juxtaposition of new and ancient architecture. The centre of the city is conveniently compact enough to ramble around and explore.

 

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

 

Ireland West Tourism
Galway.net
Frommer's Guide to Galway

For guides to what's on in Galway, see:

Town Hall Theatre
The Black Box (live music venue)
Roisin Dubh (live music venue)

For information on nearby scenic locations, see:

Aran Islands, County Galway
Connemara, County Galway
Achill Island, County Mayo
Clare Island, County Mayo
The Burren, County Clare