Euro-IX takes care of all the room bookings at the The Galmont Hotel so that every participant can benefit from our group rate.
If you intend to stay at the The Galmont Hotel, make sure to request a room via Euro-IX on your registration form. There are limited rooms at the hotel, so please book a place as soon as possible.
Hotel: The Galmont Hotel & Spa (formerly Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa)
Address: Lough Atalia Road, H91 CYN3, Galway
Group Rate: Single Room at €130/night, Double Room at €150/night (including breakfast, wifi, swimming pool, sauna and fitness). Guests can also take advantage of a 15% discount for use at the Hotel Spa. Please note all spa appointments have to be booked in advance directly with the hotel.
**Car Parking is available for delegates at the hotel in the Q Railway Car Park. The charges for the car park are set @ €2.40 per hour.
However delegates attending this event will be entitled to a 50% discount per hour parking (you must present your ticket to reception in order to avail of this discount).
Hotel residents enjoy €5 per car per night in the Q Railway Car Park, subject to availability.
Check in: Check-in starts at 15:00. All guests arriving before 15:00 can leave their bags in a room which will be provided by the hotel.
Cancellation Policy: We encourage all attendees to the Euro-IX Fora to give the Secretariat as much advance notice as possible if you can no longer attend. We understand that circumstances beyond your control do occur, such as illness, emergencies and last minute change of plans. However, if you know you are unable to attend the fora please where possible let us know as soon as possible, so that we can avoid hotel cancellation charges. Thank you for your consideration in this matter.
By taxi: We have arranged a taxi service from Knock airport to the hotel on Sunday, with support provided by Failte Ireland and Meet in Ireland. The taxis will transfer attendees in groups of 5. If you would like to be included, please tick this option and indicate clearly your time of arrival and flight number on the registration form.
By bus: There is a public bus Route 64 available from outside Knock (Ireland West) airport to Galway Bus Station, which is 2 minutes away from the forum hotel. The journey takes approx. 1 hour 45 minutes. To buy tickets and see the timetable, check here: http://www.buseireann.ie
Car hire: There are a number of car hire companies in Ireland West Airport and the airport is 87Km from the hotel in Galway. The journey typically takes approximately 1hr.
By taxi: From Shannon airport, it takes 1 hour by taxi to reach the hotel. The price range is from €95 - €120.
By bus: Bus Eireann’s Route 51 or Route X51 have approx. 18 buses per day travelling between Shannon Airport and Galway city, stopping within a two minute walk of the hotel. The X51 service takes just over an hour and the regular Route 51 service takes approx. 1 hour 50 minutes taking in a number of towns in Clare and Galway along the way. Both busses currently depart from Bus Stop B at the airport. To buy tickets and see the timetable, check here: http://www.buseireann.ie
By Hire Car: Shannon airport is 80Km from Galway city with a good portion of the journey on Motorway taking approximately one hour to drive. There are a number of car hire companies available in Shannon Airport.
Train: There is no option for train travel between Shannon Airport and Galway
By bus: By Bus it is surprisingly the most efficient and comfortable way to get to Galway! GoBus is a privately run bus company that has express buses running to Galway every hour during the day with a number during the night as well. The journey to Galway takes approximately three hours and it’s a really efficient service. With comfortable leather seats and on-board WiFi it’s a great service at €28 return if you book online. The public bus service with Bus Eireann is also available but it is not express, taking 3hrs 50 minutes to get to Galway – a good option if passengers would like to see the typical Irish towns en route.
There is also another bus transfer available from Dublin airport to Galway New Coach Station (2 minutes way from the forum hotel and Eyre Square). To buy tickets and see the timetable, check here: https://www.citylink.ie/
By Hire Car: Dublin airport is 210Km from the hotel with travel almost entirely by motorway or dual carriageway. Estimated driving time is 2.5hrs. There are a large number of car hire companies in Dublin Airport.
By train: There is no direct train from the airport to Galway. You need to take the Airlink 747 express bus service from outside the terminal to Heuston Station. Trains to Galway depart from Heuston Station approximately every two hours during the day and take 2.5 hours. The train station in Galway is one minute walk from the hotel.
Timetable for the bus service from Dublin airport to Heuston Station: http://www.dublinbus.ie/en/Your-Journey1/Timetables/Airport-Services/
Timetable and tickets for the train from Heuston Station to Galway: http://www.irishrail.ie/timetables/route
The Burren Region tour with birds of prey, cave tour and lunch in a thatched roofed pub.
The IX-F JSON schema allows IXPs to export a structured member list, and is being used by the IXPDB.
This workshop will cover:
For further information about the JSON export schema, including a list of IXP implementations please see: https://github.com/euro-ix/json-schemas, and the wiki for this project: https://github.com/euro-ix/json-schemas/wiki
We warmly invite you to drinks and a buffet dinner at An Púcán, a lovely Irish bar on the corner of Eyre Square. This is a good opportunity to relax and mingle with the other guests in an informal setting.
Chair: Andy Davidson
One representative from each newly affiliated IXP or prospective member IXP will be asked to introduce themselves and give a very brief summary of developments and issues within their IXP.
Our Members, Patrons and guests will then be given the opportunity to introduce themselves.
Chair: Mikael Holmberg
Chair: Kurt Erik Lindqvist
Chair: Malcolm Hutty
Chair: Aleksi Suhonen
Chair: Aleksi Suhonen
We invite our attendees to join us at Claregalway Castle.
Join us for a Galway Feast - with drinks, laughs, good conversation, good food and great Irish hosts!
Chair: Christoph Dietzel
Chair: Jo Fereday
Chair: Rob Lister
Chair: Rob Lister
Alessandro Improta Massa , Italy
Alessandro Improta received his BSc and MSc in Computer Engineering from the University of Pisa, Italy, in 2006 and 2009, respectively. He then went on to receive his PhD in Information Engineering from the University of Pisa, in 2013.
Since 2009 Alessandro has held a research position with the Institute of Informatics and Telematics (IIT) at the Italian National Research Council (CNR) in Pisa.
His research interests include Internet AS-level measurement and analysis, and the discovery of Internet path characteristics.
Barry O'Donovan Dublin , Ireland
If you want to confuse Barry, ask him where he’s from: born in Cork, spent his formative years in Galway and married into Dublin. He got a honours degree in Maths, his first love, from NUI, Galway in 2001 and went on to do four years research in information theory in UCD’s Computer Science department.
It was 2008 when Nick Hilliard, INEX’s CTO, approached Barry to provide a couple days operational support to INEX. Little did Barry realise what a huge part of his life INEX would become – both here in Ireland supporting INEX’s infrastructure and membership but also as part of the larger European and international IXP community.
Barry is also the lead developer of IXP Manager (www.ixpmanager.org) – a full stack management system for IXPs which includes an administration and customer portal; provides end to end provisioning; and both teaches and implements best practice. INEX is very proud to say that this project is now in use at over 60 IXPs.
Benedikt Rudolph Frankfurt , Germany
Bijal Sanghani London , United Kingdom
Bijal Sanghani is the Secretary General at Euro-IX based in London, UK.
Bijal’s experience includes DNS management for DEMON Internet, Provisioning Engineer at Level 3, Senior Operations Engineer at FLAG Telecom and Reliance Globalcom where she was involved from the beginning to build the FLAG IP network. In 2011 Bijal moved from an operational role to the top management role at Euro-IX. Euro-IX is a non-profit membership association for Internet Exchange Points (IXPs). In her role she brings the members together to share ideas and experiences on technical, commercial and regulatory matters, and works on other IXP related projects such as the IXPDB (IXP Database) and support programs to help IXPs in need. Bijal has grown the membership by over 90% since she started in 2011.
Bijal has been involved with the Peering and Interconnect Community since 2003, she’s been a RIPE NCC Services Working Group Co-chair since 2005 and served on the UKNOF Program Committee from 2006 until 2014. Bijal was elected on to the PeeringDB Board in 2017 where she currently serves as a Director.
Eileen Gallagher Dublin , Ireland
Ondrej Filip Prague , Czechia
Flemming Heino London , United Kingdom
Florian Hibler Krün , Germany
Florian Hibler is a Systems Engineer at Arista Networks , where he is mainly supporting companies around the German-speaking region on network solutions in datacenter and service provider networks. He has about 14 years of SP/IXP experience due to his former engagements in the IP networking industry.
Florian serves as a board member at DENOG and is part of the Product Committee of PeeringDB.
Johannes Moos Frankfurt , Germany
John Souter London , United Kingdom
Kurt Erik Lindqvist London , United Kingdom
Kyle Spencer Kampala , Uganda
Marijana Novakovic Sunnyvale , United States of America
Robert Lister LONDON , United Kingdom
Andrei Robachevsky Amsterdam , Netherlands
Thomas King Frankfurt , Germany
Rajesh Dhople Santa Clara , United States of America
Michael Rabinowitz Amsterdam , Netherlands
Athina Fragkouli Netherlands
Marc Bruyere Toulouse , France
Matt Griswold Chicago , United States of America
Des Chambers Co Galway , Ireland
Kent Lidstrom Stockholm , Sweden
Rinville Forest Park
Rinville Forest Park is created around an ancient castle, a stately home and a fine estate demesne, which dates from the 16th century. With an extensive network of walks through woodlands, open farmland and by the sea, the Park offers a recreational facility of outstanding quality and beauty. See here for more information.
The Western Way
Starting in the angler’s town of Oughterard on Lough Corrib, it follows the western edge of the lake, one of the longest, and the second largest lakes in Ireland, northwards into a magnificent wilderness of mountain and bog to the village of Maam Bridge. From Maam Bridge the route crosses the rugged Maumturk Mountains by a pass, at the top of which is Maum Ean. Descending again into Inagh Valley the route passes between the Twelve Bens and the Maumturks, to reach the shores of Killary Harbour and the picturesque village of Leenane. See here for more information.
Visit to Connemara
The distinct region of Connemara is located in the north west corner of County Galway. Connemara's breathtaking landscape is a mixture of unspoilt rivers, lakes, woodlands, rich meadowlands, rugged hills, dramatic mountains and stunning coastline of sandy beaches and crystal blue waters. See here for more information.