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Tourist Information

Cork City (www.cometocork.com further info)

Cork is the second largest city in Ireland, having a population of approximately 120,000 and is located in the province of Munster in the south of Ireland

Weather A monthly summary is available here Cork Airport Weather

University College Cork (UCC) (www.ucc.ie)

UCC was established in 1845 as one of three Queen’s Colleges at Cork, Galway and Belfast.  The site chosen for the college is particularly appropriate given its connection with the patron saint of Cork, St Finbarr.  It is believed his monastery and school stood on the bank of the river Lee, which runs through the lower grounds of the university.  The University’s motto is ‘Where Finbarr taught, let Munster learn.’ 
University College, Cork is now one of four constituent universities of the federal National University of Ireland.  The Universities Act 1997, came into operation in June 1997 and provides for the transfer of powers and functions from the National University of Ireland to its constituent universities (e.g. staff appointments, programme approval and the conduct of examinations), for internal reorganisation of universities (e.g. governing authorities) and for some changes in relationships between universities and the state (e.g. role of the Higher Education Authority).

Cork City Gaol (www.corkcitygaol.com)

No visit to Cork is complete without visiting the city's old gaol.

Cobh (www.cobhheritage.com, further info)

Cobh is a beautiful town along the coast, most noted as the final port of call for the RMS Titanic as she set out across the Atlantic on her ill-fated maiden voyage. It is just a short distance from Cork City

Fota Island (www.fotawildlife.ie)

Unlike ordinary zoo's where animals are caged, in Fota the majority of the animals are free to roam about the park, allowing visitors a unique view of the diverse wildlife the park has to offer

Blarney (www.blarneycastle.ie)

Blarney is known throughout the world for the Blarney Stone, and elegant gardens. The Blarney Woollen Mills www.blarney.com is the perfect place to visit to pickup some genuine handcrafted ornaments and high quality clothing further info

Killarney

No visit to Ireland is complete without visiting Killarney and its wonderful Lakes. Muckross House is also an essential place to visit whilst in Killarney further Info



Travel Details General Info UCC Transport Maps and parking here

Flights

Cork has an International Airport which is located 6 kilometres from the University further info

There are direct flights to and from many UK and European destinations

Details for flights to Cork from Ireland's three main airports can be found here: Cork Airport  Dublin Airport Shannon Airport

 

Other modes of Transport

Ferry There is a direct ferry from Roscoff, France to Cork www.brittanyferries.ie 

Bus/Train Bus shuttles or trains need to be checked locally or on the following websites: Bus Eireann Irish Rail

Taxi Taxis are available from Cork airport and Kent Train station. Further information on travel can be found at Getting to UCC

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