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Social Events

As part of the EUGEO 2019 programme there will be many opportunities to network with colleagues. Social events include

Catch up with old friends, meet new colleagues and enjoy a light refreshment on site in NUI Galway. This event is included in the registration fee and will follow the first Keynote Address by Dr. Michele Lancione. 

Date: Wednesday 15th May, 2019
Venue: Bailey Allen Hall, NUI Galway
Time: 19:00 - 20:00


This gala dinner will provide a final opportunity to get together with colleagues old and new from the conference. The dinner will also incorporate the annual awards ceremony of the Geographical Society of Ireland. There will be additional charge for the gala dinner.

Date: Friday 17th May, 2019
Venue: Meyrick Hotel, Eyre Square, Galway

Time: 19:30


A limited number of dinner tickets are still available from the Congress registration desk. 



During the welcome reception and throughout the conference we will have a variety of work on display from many congress delegates participating in our Art and Geography congress sessions.


Throughout the conference we are hosting the Inis Airc Art Exhibition by Pádraic Reaney. Inis Airc is artist Padraic Reaney’s response to the changing form of Inishark, an island off the west Galway coast. It uniquely captures a crumbling cultural landscape as the uninhabited island, which once supported a community of over 200 people, returns to nature. This exhibition is funded by the Discipline of Geography, NUI Galway, for the 7th EUGEO Congress in conjunction with the 51st Conference of Irish Geographers and will be open to all delegates throughout the duration of the conference. The exhibition can be experienced in the lobby of the Hardiman Research Building and Library (please see campus map for the Hardiman Research Building/ Library).

FILM SCREENING - 'When all is in ruin again'

At the beginning of the Anthropocene – an epoch defined as the period during which human activity has been the dominant influence on the natural world – a rural community carve out their lives while a motorway ploughs forth through the landscape. It goes no further than the town of Gort in the west of Ireland, halted by the dawn of a financial crisis. In this poetic documentary from director Keith Walsh, who lives on the South Galway/Clare border where the documentary was made, a myriad of personalities weave an epic tapestry through the bog lands, farms, firesides, race tracks and hurling pitches of recession Ireland. “And may these characters remain, when all is ruin once again.”


Director: Keith Walsh, Producer: Jill Beardsworth Duration: 77 mins


Organised by Patrick Bresnihan and Nessa Cronin with thanks to the Huston Film School, this film screening takes place from 17:30-19:00 on Thursday 16th May, in the Huston Film School, NUI Galway Campus and is linked to the Art and Geography sessions running on Thursday of the congress.


The postgraduate and early career researchers networking event organised by PECN will be held in Busker Brownes (5 Cross Street Upper, Galway City, H91 FX30) from 18:30 - 20:00 on Thursday, 16th May.

The Quad, NUI Galway Campus

Hotel Meyrick, Eyre Square, Galway


Film Poster for When All is Ruin Once Again

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