Accommodation and Travel Information

Accommodation and Local Information


The Workshop has negotiated special rates (including full Irish breakfast) with two hotels which are very close to Tyndall:

  • Lancaster Lodge: (€82/night single; €92/night double or twin; request UCC conference rate)
  • River Lee Hotel:   (€109/night single; €119/night double or twin; quote conference code TYND190714)

University Self-catering Accommodation

It is also possible to book rooms in university self-catering accommodation - please see here for details of such accommodation, which is within walking distance of the conference venue.  Please request the UCC conference rate.

Bed and Breakfasts

When staying in Cork City you can also choose from any number of Cork's Bed and Breakfasts: several on Western Road are within a short walk of the conference venue in Tyndall National Institute.

Local Attractions

Cork City has much to offer the visitor: visit some of the city's Attractions or its many Shops and Shopping Malls.   Cork is situated in the South West of Ireland, it is the largest of all the Irish counties and in many ways the most varied. Rich farmlands and river valleys contrast with the wild sandstone hills of the west, and above all there is the magnificent coastline scooped and fretted by the Atlantic into great bays and secret coves, strewn with rocky headlands and long soft golden sands.  Visit Blarney and kiss the blarney stone or the beautiful maritime towns of Kinsale, Bantry  & Youghal


Travelling to Cork

General details of how to get to Cork can be found here

 Cork Airport is 8 km south of Cork city centre. There are several flights a day from London-Heathrow or Amsterdam (both Aer Lingus) and London Stansted or Gatwick (Ryanair). For other destinations in the UK (e.g. Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester) and continental Europe see Cork Airport.

Bus connections to/from the airport are provided by Bus Eireann (route 226 to Cork Bus Station).

A taxi journey to Cork city centre will take 10–20 minutes and will cost about €12–18.

There are many direct connections to Dublin Airport both from North America and from Europe. There are regular express coach services from Dublin Airport to Cork (operated by Aircoach and GoBe), with a journey time of 3.5 to 4 hours. Hourly intercity train services to and from Dublin Heuston Station take between 2.5 and 3 hours. Travelers returning to the USA through Dublin or Shannon Airport can pre-clear US Customs and Immigration in Ireland, which can considerably simplify their journey home.

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Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork, Ireland