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LANGUAGE

The TERENA Networking Conference 2002 will be held in English.

CLIMATE

The weather in June is usually mild (200C) with daylight up to 21:00. However, it is Ireland - umbrellas and raincoats are always advised.

TIME

The local time in Ireland is one hour earlier than continental Europe

ELECTRICITY SUPPLY AND PLUGS

3 PIN PLUG The electricity supply in Ireland is 220 volts, 50 cycles. Plug sockets are the same as for British 3-pin plugs. Therefore, it may be advisable to bring an adaptor for these sockets or a world adaptor.

CURRENCY AND CREDIT CARDS

The national currency in Ireland is the euro. The campus of the university has 2 ATM machines. Major credit cards are widely accepted around the city of Limerick.

ON-CAMPUS FACILITIES

PLEASE NOTE:
Monday, 3 June is a public holiday in Ireland. There will be very limited facilities open and we recommend that you obtain currency and any other items you require before arrival or at the airport.

University Arena Sports Centre
Open Monday - Friday from 07:00 - 10:00, and on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 - 21:00.
The sports centre offers a wide range of facilities for conference delegates including a pool. There will be a small charge for some facilities.

Shops and Services
Shops on campus are located in the students' centre near the Stables.

Book Shop: Monday - Friday 08:30 - 17:00
University Pharmacy: Daily - 09:00 - 17:00
PC Shop: Monday - Friday 09:30 17:00
Contemplative Space: Monday - Friday 09:30 - 17:00
USIT Travel Shop: Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Laundrette: in Dromroe Village
7 days per week 09:00 - 17:00
Bank of Ireland: Monday 10:00 - 17:00,
Tuesday - Friday 10:00 - 16:00
A.I.B. Bank: Monday, Tuesday and Friday 10:00 - 16:00,
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Both banks have 24-hour ATM facilities

There are cafés, pubs and restaurants on campus offering drinks, meals and snacks throughout the day and evening. Opening times during the week of the Conference will be posted at the Registration Desk.

MAKING TELEPHONE CALLS

The area code for Ireland is 353. The city code for Limerick is 61. To place a call to Limerick from another country, dial + 353 61 and the local number. To call another number within the city of Limerick, you do not need to use the city code; you can just call the number. To place international calls from Limerick, you need to dial 00 before the country code and the city code.

Irish Tourist Board

The following web sites provide information about Limerick and Ireland:

Limerick Region: http://www.shannon-dev.ie

Ireland: http://www.ireland.travel.ie


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