It is often said of Cork City that it has all the amenities of a large City, but still retains a friendly community spirit. Cork has been a centre of education and learning since the 7th century when St. Finbarr founded his monastery. The UCC motto, 'Where Finbarr taught let Munster learn', makes reference to the origins of the city.
Cork City was European Capital of Culture in 2005 and was named among the top 10 in the best cities to visit in the Lonely Planet guide's 'Best in Travel 2010'. Outside the city environs, Cork boasts some of the most beautiful countryside and coastline in the country.
The information contained in the subsections to this page aim to help those of you new to Cork to settle quickly and enjoy all the amenities that Cork has to offer. Cork city council have put together a very useful booklet to assist in this regard. It can be viewed by visiting http://www.corkcity.ie/newcomersguide/
Incoming staff can access familarise themselves with UCC policy and benifits by visiting http://www.ucc.ie/en/hr/new-staff/
Much of the information in relation to the UCC campus can be found by visiting the visitor pages of the UCC website