State Of The Map 2008/Getting there

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SOTM 2008 venue: Limerick, Ireland

The State Of The Map 2008 conference venue will be Limerick map which is in the mid-west of Ireland.

How to get to Limerick

By Air

The closest international airport is Shannon (SNN), then Galway (GWY), Cork (ORK), Waterford (WAT), Dublin (DUB), and Belfast (BFS).

From Europe

  • Ryanair is often very cheap. If there is no direct flight, consider changing at one of the London airports. lists 35 low-cost airline routes to Shannon.

  • Aer Arann has relatively cheap flights from/to certain destinations in Europe to Cork, Dublin Galway and Waterford.

From the US / Canada

  • For cheaper flights try Zoom Airlines from the East and West Coast of the US and many places in Canada.

From Asia

  • Ryanair is often very cheap. Consider changing at one of the London airports. It may be possible to reach by train or air via Dublin.
  • Changing at one of the Europe airport and going to Shannon is another option. Please See from Europe.

By Train-Sea-Train

From the UK, can be done for £70-£80 (return), depending on where you live, and doesn't need to be booked in advance. See for details of the two possible routes (via Dublin or Rosslare)

By Sea

A number of car ferry services (Irish Ferries, Stena Line, Brittany Ferries) exist between Ireland and the United Kingdom, and between Ireland and France.

Dublin-Limerick is 200km, 125mi by road, 2.5 hours by direct train from DHT (Dublin Heuston) station.

Cork-Limerick is 100km, 60mi by road, approx 1.5 hours by train with one or two changes from Kent Station.

How to get to the Kilmurry Lodge Hotel

The conference venue will be The Kilmurry Lodge Hotel, Castletroy which east of Limerick city centre: lat/Lon = 52.6688727,-8.5534518 map.

From Shannon airport: Bus Eireann buses serve Shannon airport and buses to Limerick apparently (!?) drive past the hotel. Taxis are available from the taxi desk in the arrivals hall, a fare to the hotel costing approximately €35-40. Sharing taxis is entirely possible since we are all arriving/leaving at similar times. See State Of The Map 2008/transport

From Central Limerick: From William Street in the city centre, take bus 302 or 308 to Castletroy [1], both of which stop outside the hotel. Name of stop unknown, presumably it's best to ask the driver...

The State of the Map conference 2008