Accommodations, Travel, FAQs 
Genes, Brain and Behavior 2023
University of Galway
Galway, Ireland
Goldcrest Village is located on the university campus.
IBANGS has reserved a block of rooms for meeting attendees.
Single rooms and apartments with 4-6 bedrooms are available.
Reservations will be processed through the Goldcrest Village website.
Amenities include:
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free, nearby parking*
  • An on-site playground
  • An on-site shop/convenience store
  • An on-site tennis court
  • An on-site self-service launderette
  • A beautiful riverside setting on the campus of NUI Galway with pleasantly landscaped grounds

The accommodation bookings page is set up and ready to go so please feel free to share the link with delegates who can start making their bookings - Campus Accommodation for Conferences & Events at University of Galway (2023) | Campus Living ( 

A few points to note:

  •  Availability of accommodation will be given on a first come basis and is not guaranteed so early booking is advised
  • A minimum of 2 or more night’s stay will apply
  • The Single Occupancy Rate is €74 per night and the Double Occupancy Rate is €122 per night
  • Delegates will be allocated to bedrooms in shared apartments with other delegates from the event they are attending where possible


The Dean Hotel

The Dean Hotel has agreed to hold rooms for GBB23 Attendees until 4 weeks prior to arrival, after which time and rooms not reserved will be released. For bookings, please email the Dean Hotel directly, there is no promo code system. The contact email for reservations is outlined in the attached also.

Must book via this link to secure rates
[email protected]


Getting There

Travelling to Ireland

There are daily direct flights to Ireland from a wide range of cities in the UK, Europe and the US, along with flights from the Emirates.

Airports include:

» Ireland West Airport Knock (, located just over one hour’s drive from Galway city

» Shannon International Airport (, located just over one hour’s drive from Galway city

» Dublin Airport (, located just over two hours from Galway city

Getting to Galway

Galway city is served by an extensive public transport network linking Dublin, Shannon and Knock airports. This includes:

» Irish Rail, offering numerous daily train transfers from Dublin City with travel time from 2 hours 10 minutes

» Regular bus services operated by Bus Éireann, Go Bus, Citylink and Eir Eagle, with fully air-conditioned coaches equipped with free Wi-Fi. The motorway from Dublin Airport to Galway City allows for travel time from 2 hours 20 minutes, with direct bus services operating every half hour (Dublin Airport Terminal to Galway City Centre). Knock and Shannon Airports are currently serviced by Bus Éireann, expanding services to accommodate the growing number of passengers to each airport.

For detailed information on travelling from Dublin, Shannon or Knock Airport by train, bus or taxi, or for information on car hire, please refer to



A database of child care providers in Galway can be found here - The Galway City & County Childcare Committee -

A nursing space will be available for breastfeeding moms.

Childcare bursaries are available to support delegates to the meeting. If you are interested to apply, please email Anna [[email protected]] for an application form and apply by Wednesday March 1st, 2023