The Pilgrimage Conference will be held in University College Cork from Wednesday evening 26th July to Saturday 29th July 2000. There will be excursions available after the Conference.
The University, which is a fifteen minutes walk from the centre of Cork, was originally established as one of three Queen’s Colleges created in 1845 at Cork, Galway and Belfast.
An official letter of invitation will be forwarded to any registered participant upon request. However, this invitation implies no obligation, financial or otherwise by the Pilgrimage Conference. Please contact: "The Secretary, Pilgrimage Conference, Department of Early & Medieval Irish, University College Cork, Ireland".
Cork enjoys mild weather conditions in July, and temperatures range from 12ºC – 20ºC. However, the weather can be unpredictable, and we would suggest you bring raincoat, sweater and jacket as well as sunglasses – we are known to have four seasons in one day!
Ireland is on Greenwich Mean Time, which is one hour behind Central European Time and five hours ahead of U.S. Eastern Time.
We regret that the Pilgrimage Conference cannot accept payment by credit card. In the majority of hotels, restaurants and speciality shops in Ireland International credit cards will be accepted.
There are two main ferry companies sailing to Ireland
Stena Line: All enquiries: Tel. +353 21 272965
Irish Ferries: All Enquiries: Tel. +353 21 551995
Trains (Iarnród Éireann)
Train connections to Cork from Dublin.
All enquiries: Tel +353 21 506766
Buses (Bus Éireann)
Coaches to Cork from airports and other Irish cities
All enquiries: Tel +353 21 508188
It should cost no more than £8 from Cork Airport into the city or university by taxi.
Aer Lingus is the official airline of the Pilgrimage Conference.
Amsterdam 020 6238620
Brussels 02 5489848
Dusseldorf 0211 3230231
Glasgow 0141 2484341
Madrid 91 5414216
Milan 02 7600080
Birmingham 0121 6314680
Frankfurt 069 292054
London 081 8994747
Manchester 0161 8325771
New York 516 5775700
Paris 01 47421250
Stockholm 020 7952521
Rome 06 4818518
Zurich 01 2112850
USA/Canada: Conference International Inc. 1-800-2218747 or 617-266-5800
The electrical current in Ireland is 220 volts, 50 Hz (USA is 120 volts). Sockets take 3 prong square-pin plugs.
While the Organising Committee will make every effort to ensure the safety and well being of all participants, it cannot accept responsibility for any personal accident or loss or damage to private property of participants and accompanying guests, which may occur either during or indirectly arising from the Pilgrimage Conference. We recommend that delegates from EU member states carry a completed E-111 form for any emergency medical treatment. Other delegates should consult their travel agents about insurance.
Tipping is at your discretion. Service charges of 10% - 15% may be added to the bills in hotels and restaurants. A guideline of 10% may be used for tipping taxicabs or for good service.
All delegates will be issued with name badges at registration. This badge will be your official pass to conference sessions, tours, and social events.
Currency and Banking
The currency in Ireland is the Punt (Irish Pound). Banks are open from 10.00 – 16.00 Tuesday to Friday and until 17.00 on Monday.
An interdepartmental conference supported by the Departments of Ancient Classics, Archaeology, English, the Combined Departments of Irish, French, Geography, German, Hispanic Studies and History, the Boole Library, Centre for Adult Continuing Education and the Chaplaincy