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    Welcome to Galway

    On the western edge of Ireland, Galway is a vibrant cosmopolitan city, steeped in culture, rich in folklore, famed for its cobbled streets, quaint shops & charming restaurants. Galway is known as the cultural capital of Ireland and is renowned for its vibrant lifestyle, numerous festivals and events.

    From multinational companies to international associations from small firms to businesses in their infancy, the Meet in Galway team have assisted many organisers plan memorable and successful events. Our organisation works with two destination management companies who collectively possess 35 years combined experience of facilitating events in Galway and the West of Ireland.We provide assistance with the following: bidding , site visits, conference organisation, gala dinner venues, team building activities, traditional Irish entertainment, accommodation, coach transfers.

    Our Members Abbey Conference &

    Corporate Ardilaun Hotel BEM Ireland Clayton Hotel Corrib Princess Filte Ireland G Hotel & Spa Galway Bay Hotel

    Galway Mayo Institute of Technology

    Glenlo Abbey Hotel Go West Conference, Event

    & Destination Management Harbour Hotel Hotel Meyrick Ireland West Airport Galway Greyhound Stadium

    Maldron Hotel Oranmore National University of

    Ireland, Galway Pillo Hotel & Spa Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa Shannon International

    Airport The Twelve Hotel Westwood Hotel

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    Rail Links2.5 hours from Dublin1 hour from Limerickirishrail.com

    Road LinksDirect Motorway from Dublin (2 hour journey time)

    Coach LinksA number of bus operators provide a direct coach service from Dublin Airport to Galway CityGo Bus gobus.ie Citylink citylink.ie Bus Eireann buseireann.ie

    Flight LinksIreland West Airport Knock c. 1 hour from City CentreFlights from Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stanstead, Manchester, and a host of European destinationsirelandwestairport.com

    Shannon International Airportc. 1 hour from City CentreFlights from Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Stansted, Manchester and to a host of European and North America destinationsshannonairport.com

    Dublin International Airport c. 2 hours from City CentreFlights from throughout the UK airports, Europe, USA, Middle Eastdublinairport.com

    Access Galway



    Ireland West Airport, Knock

    Shannon Airport

    Aran Islands

    Cliffs of Moher


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    10 Reasons to hold your event in GalwayA Galway WelcomeDescribed as The best place on Earth by Anjelica Huston (actress), Ireland is the land of a Thousand Welcomes and Galway is consistently the preferred destination of both Irish and international visitors.

    CultureLocated west of Galway City is Irelands largest Gaeltacht region. Here, the Irish Language (Gaeilge) is still the native tongue of the people who reside in this region. People here switch from Gaeilge to English and visa versa with ease and it is here in the Galway Gaeltacht that the best of the Irish heritage, culture and folklore is brought to life through the mediums of song, dance and storytelling.

    Easy AccessChoice of 3 international airports; Shannon, Ireland West Knock and Dublin. Daily flights from the UK, Europe, Middle East and North America.

    Stunning LocationRenounced worldwide for its stunning scenery and picturesque scenery, Galway is a gateway to the vast and wild Connemara landscape, untouched limestone pavements of the Burren, the dramatic Cliffs of Moher a UNESCO Geo Park in addition to the mythical and historic Aran Islands.

    Professional PeopleThe Meet in Galway team are highly experienced in organising events and will work closely with you from the bidding process right through to post event follow up.

    Food & WineWorld class restaurants, national food heroes and uniquely indigenous ingredients will ensure your guests experience the best of Irish hospitality.

    DynamicA diverse city with a modern technological edge. Galway is home to a number of multinational companies and bio medical researchers as well as digital experts.

    VarietyGalway offers a wide variety of unique and flexible venues all located within a 5 mile radius of the city centre.

    ExperienceIn 2014, Galway hosted over 3000 meetings with total delegates in excess of 200,000.

    Wild Atlantic WayIrelands first long-distance touring route along the Atlantic coast from Donegal to West Cork. Stretching 2400km, it provides breath-taking views of all of the areas located along the west coast of Ireland

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    Venue Bedrooms Banqueting Capacity

    Reception Capacity

    Theatre Capacity

    Ardilaun Hotel 125 400 650 650Clayton Hotel 195 500 1200 800g Hotel & Spa 101 200 400 300

    Galway Bay Hotel 153 500 1000 600GMIT n/a n/a 300 280

    Glenlo Abbey Hotel 50 160 250 220Harbour Hotel 96 120 150 130Hotel Meyrick 97 300 450 300Maldron Hotel 113 140 100 100

    NUI Galway n/a 500 1500 1100Pillo Hotel & Spa 104 80 80 150

    Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa 261 650 1000 900The Twelve Hotel 48 100 130 100Westwood Hotel 58 275 270 350

    Capacity Chart

    Three destination management companies operate in Galway - Abbey Corporate and Incentive, BEM Ireland and Go West Conference and Event Management. All three companies are experts on the region and have planned numerous successful conferences, events and incentive activities

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    Memorable Incentives

    Galway City, located along Irelands Wild Atlantic Way, offers a unique and diverse range of activities for those that visit. Celebrated as the youthful, fun-loving and cultural capital of the west of Ireland and described by Yeats as the Venice of the West, the City is beautifully located on the banks of the River Corrib.

    Wide variety of outdoor activities available including fresh water and deep sea angling, walking, cycling, canoeing, surfing and sailing

    Opportunities to browse the varied Irish delights that the many local shops have on display

    City walking tours around the many medieval sites of Galway

    Day Tours to popular sites such as the Cliffs of Moher, Connemara and the Aran Islands

    Take in a traditional Irish music and dancing show such as Trad on the Prom

    Golfers will also find themselves spoilt for choice between excellent links and parkland courses across the region

    Enjoy a range of lively evening entertainment activities from greyhound racing, horse racing, live music, dine around evening and more

    Enjoy a boat journey on board the Corrib Princess that takes passengers along the majestic River Corrib

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    Exploring this costal route is a very eventful journey. Dine in delightful cafes and restaurants, where one can indulge in the finest of Irish gourmet food , choose to surf on magnificent waves of the regions rugged coastline, take a step back in time with a visit to the ruins of ancient monuments or perhaps galloping across long stretches of unspoiled beaches is something you have always dreamed of.

    Galway is located at the heart of this magnificent coastal route and is the perfect location to explore and experience the best of what this magnificent coastal trail has to offer.

    From delightful cafes and restaurants, where one can indulge in the finest of Irish gourmet food to surfing on magnificent waves of the regions rugged coastline to exploring times past with a visit to the ruins of ancient monuments to pony trekking on long stretches of unspoiled beaches and much more, there is a wealth of activities and experiences for one to indulge in while in the Galway region. Wherever you go along the Wild Atlantic Way, one will encounter moments of magic, moments to treasure and experiences that will have your returning again and again!

    Wild Atlantic Way

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    Galway is not just a place to hold a conference...it is a remarkable destination which can turn a conference into a lifetime experience.


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    Phone:+353 91 577 109

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    Twitter: @MeetInGalway

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