The 16th Galway Topology Colloquium

An 16ú Comhthionóil sa Toipeolaíocht i nGaillimh

NUI Galway
July 8th-10th, 2013

The 16th Galway Topology Colloquium will take place in the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway), Ireland on July 8th- 10th, 2013, finishing at lunchtime on July 10th. We are pleased to announce that this year's invited speakers include

The Colloquia series rotates annually between the centres of topological research in Ireland and the UK. They provide a relaxed and informal environment for graduate student and established researcher alike, in which to discuss and develop research interests. Graduate students are especially encouraged to participate, and to experience this unique environment. Talks need not be about recent research, and expository talks on, for example, a technique, construction, or other topic of general interest are welcomed. In order to maintain the cohesive spirit of the Colloquium and so to avoid parallel sessions, it may not be possible to accept all abstracts as Colloquium talks.

Conference Schedule and Abstracts

The conference schedule is now available in PDF format.

The full list of abstracts is also available for viewing.

All talks take place in Lecture Hall MY243, Áras Moyola. on the main NUI Galway capus.


For the tourism spin on Galway, please visit, from which the following description is extracted:

"There is certain chemistry and vibrancy to this friendly University City, which many delight in, and few forget. Music, festivals, horse racing, pubs, restaurants, shops, theatres and most of all Galway people, combine to create this atmospheric mediaeval city of culture. From this pulsating heart the rest of the county flows.

Galway Bay, immortalised in song, its beauty unchanging. Scenic Gaeltacht areas including the Aran Islands. Connemara, with the picturesque town of Clifden as its capital. Mountains, castles and stone walls, banks of turf, long sandy beaches, clear lakes, joyful leaping streams and flowing rivers. Delightful countryside punctuated by pretty villages, and traditional pubs."


As suggested above, Galway is a very popular tourist destination, especially during the summer months. It is therefore advisable to reserve accommodation sooner rather than later. Accommodation on a three-night B&B basis (July 7th to July 9th inclusive) has been provisionally reserved at the university's student accommodation village which offers a range of facilities. Corrib Village is about a ten-minute walk from the university. The following rates apply:

Standard accommodation means that there would be either 3 or 4 rooms sharing the bathroom. Please note that to guarantee on-campus accommodation, booking must be completed before 1st June 2013. Please book accommodation directly with Corrib Village, quoting the reference number 34496 for the Colloquium.

There are many guest houses, hotels and other accommodation options both in the city centre and in the university area. A fairly random selection of these is below - many more options for guesthouses in particular can easily be found. Guesthouse or B&B accommodation tends to be a bit cheaper than hotels, hostels are likely to be cheaper again.

B&B rates are in the region of €60 per person per night on a single room basis. There are also self-catering options which you may wish to consider if you plan a longer stay.


For most overseas visitors, Dublin Airport is likely to be the most convenient point of entry to Ireland. Efficient and frequent bus services between Dublin Airport and Galway are provided by Citylink and Gobus. Citylink services depart from Bus Stops 5 and 6 (Zone 11) at Dublin Airport - from the arrivals hall follow the signs for buses and look for stops 5 and 6. Gobus services depart from the Coach Park which is in Zone 14. Both of these departure points are a short walk from either terminal building. The journey to Galway takes about three hours.

Alternatively, Shannon Airport and Ireland West (Knock) Airport are both closer to Galway than Dublin is, but bus services to Galway are less frequent, particularly from Knock. Also, there are many more direct flights to Dublin.

A campus map is available here. NUI Galway has a number of pay-and-display parking places for visitors. Cars parked in other spaces on the NUI Galway campus and not displaying a valid parking permit will be clamped. .


The Galway Topology Colloquium 2013 is generously supported by: