ESEM Limerick 2015: Registration – Travel and accommodation – Draft programme

Registration is now open for ESEM in Limerick, 16th-20th of September.
We are accepting payment through paypal only. To make a payment you can follow this link to log on to your own paypal account or to set up an account
The email address to send your payments to from Paypal is This is also our main contact address: ESEM2015@ul.i

The fee structure is as follows:
EARLY BIRD RATE for registration by July 1st 2015
Students and Unemployed – 50 Euros
All others – 65 Euros

REGISTRATION between July 2nd and August 20th, 2015 (closing date)
Students and Unemployed – 75 Euros
All Others – 95 Euros

Optional Extras:
Wed 16th Sept – Conference Dinner, shared with SEM-ICTM joint forum delegates – 20 euros.
Sat 20th Sept – Excursion to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park – 30 euros.

Please add either/both of these extras to your registration where applicable:
(e.g. 50 + 20 for early bird student price with dinner = 70 euros )
(e.g. 65 + 20+ 30 for early bird non-student registration with dinner and excursion = 115 euros )
Any questions please email ESEM2015@ul.i


Travelling to Limerick
Limerick City is close to Shannon International Airport (20 minutes). Shannon is serviced by a number of routes from the UK, Europe, and North America. It is also connected internationally by short flights from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, and London Stansted, as well as other major and regional UK and European Airports. A second airport that services the province is Cork Airport with similar UK and European connections. Cork is a 1.5 hour drive from Limerick.

There are many more direct international flights to Dublin International Airport. Dublin is about a 2.5 hour drive from Limerick and car hire is available at the airport. Dublin Airport is served by a very comfortable coach (Dublin Coach, known as ‘the green bus’) which drops passengers off at the University of Limerick with minimum stops on the way (and just one quick change at the Red Cow Roundabout in Dublin). This service costs 10 euros each way from Dublin city Centre (near the gates of Trinity College), and 15 euros each way from the airport, and can be purchased on the day or online at . Another option from Dublin Airport to the Hurler’s Pub in Castletroy, near the university

Limerick Train station and bus centre (Colbert Station) is well serviced by regular trains and bus links from from across the island, including from the main cities of Dublin, Cork, and Galway, and Belfast. See for a full listing of train services to and from Limerick and see for a full listing of bus services to and from Limerick. A taxi from the station to UL costs around 7-8 euros depending on time of day and traffic.

ESEM itself takes place in the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick The building is located right on the banks of the River Shannon in a scenic and environmentally friendly campus. The Academy recently celebrated its twentieth anniversary and is home to a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses that relate to the study and practice of music, song, and dance in a variety of scholarly, applied, educational, arts practice, festive arts, and clinical contexts. The venues for the Forum events include the cylindrical Tower theatre and the main theatre, Theatre 1. The Academy building features a beautiful mosaic which tells the story of the River Shannon and there is a comfortable cafe onsite (as well as a variety of other eateries within easy reach). Throughout the week there will be various performances of different genres of music, song, and dance to entertain attendees, as well as opportunities to relax and have more informal discussion in project rooms and in the comfortable surroundings of the Pavilion complex ( right next door to the Academy building.

Limerick City and suburbs offer lots of good and reasonably priced accommodation options. There is a wide variety of hotels, bed and breakfasts and other places to stay (check for full listings).

If you want to stay near the university, you can book a room at the Castletroy Park Hotel. Email Charlene at and quote the code 1532652 to receive a discount (85 EUE for a single room and 95E for a double room bed and breakfast).
You can also try the Kilmurray Lodge Hotel. Faye will be happy to offer discounted rates (59 EUR for a single and 75 EUR for double or twin B&B) from 16 to 20 September quoting 222010. Booking is limited and on a first come first serve basis. The Travel Lodge is also close by. Other hotels in Limerick City Centre include The Raddison Blu, the Limerick City Hotel, The George Boutique Hotel, the Absolute Hotel, and many more within a five to ten minute drive.

Any questions, contact ESEM2015@ul.i
The local arrangements committee in UL very much looks forward to seeing you.