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Community Week #MakingWaves @UCC

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‘Spoken Word’–Stories of Community Engagement

Spoken Word Programme   


CACSSS Seminar Room

G27, O'Rahilly Building

Mon 7th 12.30-2pm  Open to all. UCC staff share their experiences of community engaged research, teaching and learning College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences Angela Veale

UCC 98.3FM

All day broadcast event 

AUDIO/RADIO Fri 11th  All Day UCC 98.3FM broadcast a documentary on Volunteering Student experience UCC 98.3FM Kieran Hurley
RTE Brainstorm Jim Carroll brings Banter to the Aula


Main Quad, UCC

Wed 9th 4pm 

Open to all. RTE Brainstorm’s Jim Carroll hosts a public roundtable with a focus on inclusive communities

Registration essential.

UCC Civic Fiona Kearney
Belief in Community


Main Quad, UCC

Wed 9th 3pm The Chaplaincy connects with different faith groups from the local community Chaplaincy Alan Marley
Blackstone LaunchPad & Ignite Business Idea Generation Challenge for Not for Profit Sector


Main Campus., UCC

Fri 4th Oct 8am-8pm 

Students take on the business generation challenge for a not for profit organisation. 

Open to students, registration essential. 

Blackstone LaunchPad Peter Finnegan
Bord Bia celebrates National Potato Day


Main Campus, UCC

Fri 4th    Open to all. Bord Bia celebrate National Potato Day    Regina Sexton

CAO Information Session for Parents of Senior Cycle Students

LAPPS QUAY Tue 8th & Thurs 10th  1pm  Open Information session for parents. Registration required.  College of Business and Law Anne Wallace

Senator Colette Kelleher launches CARL Social Care Ireland Report  on Violence in the Workplace


Main Quad, UCC

Mon 7th 11am

An event for those working in residential and social care sector. Hosted in partnerhsip with Social Care Ireland and with keynote Dr. Kevin McCoy.

Registration recommended. 

CARL Anna Kingston

Civic Leadership and Good Governance in the Community and Voluntary Sector 

Carmichael Centre Webinar and Discussion with Cork Volunteer Centre


Room 303 Brookfield Health Complex

Wed 9th 1.30-3.30pm

An event for people who volunteer on not for profit sector boards, or work as leaders in the community and voluntary sector. 

Registration recommended.

Cork University Business School  Andrew Pope

Change the Beat Documentary Screening and Exhibition acros Cork City


Exhibition at The Glucksman; Badly Made Books; Cork Flower Studio; Cork Opera House; Gate Cinema; Pink Moon café; Plugd Records; and Nano Nagle Place.

Sat 12th 11.30am 

Open to all. An exhibition by young asylum seekers, refugees and migrants on display at the Glucksman and venues across Cork city

Supported by the Arts Council of Ireland the group of 27 participating teenagers, aged between 13-18 years, created risograph prints under the guidance of artist Shane O’Driscoll.

School of Applied Social Studies Eileen Hogan

Gaelscoil Pheig Sayers sixth class celebrate their Irish and Chinese language skills


THE GLUCKSMAN Thurs 10th  12.45 pm 

The initiative of Asian Studies and Ionad na Gaeilge Labhartha celebrates its 4th year bringing Chinese language to fifth and sixth class pupils of Gaelscoil Pheig Sayers, a DEIS School in the North of the City.  

Asian Studies Ionad na Gaeilge Labhartha Ciarán Dawson

Free Lunchtime Concert 

Citadel Bandfield Concert for Mardyke 300


THE GLUCKSMAN Wed 9th 1pm Open to all. Citadel is a group of musicians from Kinsale Road Accommodation centre, from 8 different countries, playing together and bringing you music from Burundi, Algeria, South Africa, Pakistan, India, Ukraine and Russia. The musicians perform songs from home, accompanied by rhythms and tunes from the world.  Glucksman  Tadhgh Crowley

Climate Law and Governance

Climate Law & Governance Programme


Main Campus, UCC

Thurs 10th  6:30-8.30 pm Open to all. The event focuses on climate law and governance, with an emphasis on engagement, advocacy and activism to promote climate action.   Centre for Law and the Environment Aine Ryall

Community Academic Biodiversity Matchmaking Session

Event Info & Registration

Jackson Lab



Fri 11th  11am Open to all. UCC Civic and Green Campus invite you to a matchmaking session themed around the diverse ways UCC staff and students can engage with SECAD Partnership’s Wild Work initiative and the Cork communities of Passage West and Carrigtwohill, who have recently developed Biodiversity Action Plans for their communities. UCC Civic William O Halloran
Connecting the Language Centre curriculum to the community


Language Centre,

O'Rahilly Building

Wed 9th 12noon Open to all. You might be a friend or colleague, a host parent, or someone wondering if teacher training might be for you. Come along and meet some of our staff and students and see some of the work we are doing to integrate our students from many different countries into Cork life.  Language Centre Sally Orren
Cork Folklore Project Memory Evening 


Cork Folklore Project Outreach Hub, North Cathedral Visitor Centr, Cork CIty 

Wed 9th 7pm Open to all. An evening of audio samples from the oral history and folklore recordings of the Cork Folklore Project, focusing on the community memories documented by the group over many years. It will also showcase an exciting collaboration between the CFP and the Cork North Community Work Department of the HSE, focused on oral history in the community.   Folklore and Ethnology  Dr. Tomás Mac Conmara 

Discovery VR Lab 



VR Lab Q+1

Thurs 10th 

Discovery VR Lab  6pm slot 

Discovery VR Lab 6.30pm  slot

Discovery VR Lab

7pm slot 

Come discover the new VR technology space in the Boole library and try out virtual reality for yourself!  

Registration essential. 

Boole Library Alan Carbery

Engaging the public in understanding health research


CAVANAGH PHARMACY  Wed 9th 12:30 pm Open to all.  This journal club event with students and members of the public aims to get students and the public engaged in understanding health research. School of Pharmacy  Suzanne McCarthy

Entre Mundos/Between Worlds: Images of Life between Mexico and Ireland

Opening by Mexican Ambassador HE Mr Miguel Malfavón at 6 pm, Monday October 7th 

CITY LIBRARY  Mon 7th All Wekk Open to all. An exhibition of photographic images by members of the Mexican Community in Cork which capture visual reflections on ideas of home, belonging and identity that emerge from their multiple lived experiences between languages and cultures.
Centre for Mexican Studies, Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies Professor Nuala Finnegan
Assistive Technology Demonstration


Assistive Technology Lab, Ground floor

Tue 8th  6pm - 8pm The Assistive Technology Unit  is part of the UCC Disability Support Service (DSS). It provides services, equipment and help to students registered with the DSS to support them in their studies.    Disability Support Services Michelle O'Halloran
Exploring Ireland's Cultural Identity through the Art of the Honan Chapel


Main Campus, UCC

Thurs 10th  7pm Open to all. A talk on the rich interplay between politics, history & the visual arts through a close reading of the decorative interior of the Honan Chapel, famous for its Harry Clarke windows and a gem of the Irish Arts & Crafts movement (1886-1925). OVPLT / History James Cronin 

The Gregory Walkers

FUAIM lunchtime concert

THE GLUCKSMAN Fri 11th  1pm Part of the Autumn 2019 series of FUAIM Music at UCC, a diverse range of live concerts and research seminars, along with the wonderful Perforum talks at the Department of Theatre.  FUAIM   Tadhg Crowley 
George Boole Tour


Main Quad, UCC

Sat 5th 3pm Open to all. A guide led tour with actors portraying figures in the history of UCC including George Boole and his friends. Suitable for children.   Visitors' Centre JP Quinn
George Boole Tour


Main Quad, UCC

Thurs 10th  3pm Open to all. A guide led tour with actors portraying figures in the history of UCC including George Boole and his friends. Suitable for children.   Visitors' Centre JP Quinn

Hands for Life   CPR Training 


RIVER LEE HOTEL Sun 6th 11am

Hands for Life: Community CPR Training is an Irish Heart Foundation programme, supported by Abbott and ESB Networks, providing FREE CPR training in communities across Ireland for adults aged 18 years and over. 

Now Fully Booked

ASSERT Dave Power

Homework Club


SCHOOLS ACROSS THE CITY  Mon 7th Oct 4pm In class events. UCC PLUS+ Homework clubs works with junior cycle students in our linked Cork City DEIS schools, providing academic support.   UCC PLUS+ Paul Geeleher

How can a sports club help to improve the health & wellbeing of its members?

Example of the GAA Healthy Club

Event Registration


G02, Western Gateway Building

Tue 8th 6pm

Workshop for sport clubs in partnership with GAA Community & Health Department and Cork Healthy Cities. The workshop will introduce the GAA Healthy Club project and allow participants to reflect on the needs of their sports club and to work on how they can develop an action plan for their own clubs. Guest speakers include Conor Cusack, an advocate of the Healthy Club Project and Colin Regan who is the Community and Health Manager in Croke Park.

School of Public Health Janas Harrington

International Development Student Showcase


DEVERE HALL Thurs 10th  10.30 am Students on the BSc International Development and Food Policy share their experiences of their time spent on international work placement in developing countries with NGOs.   Food Business and Development Dr Edward Lahiff


Under the Microscope

The Cooperage


Thurs 10th

 5:00 – 5:40 pm

5:40 – 6:20 pm 

6:20 – 7:00 pm

Discover the amazing world of microbeasts, fossils and crystals 

Suitable for 8 years and over. Booking essential as places are limited. To book please email  

School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences Maria McNamara

Launch of 'Stonewall Revolution' exhibition

Launch by curator Deirdre Swain, Friday, 4th October at 5pm. 




Fri 4th-30th  All week

Open to all. An exhibition of photos and text curated by Deirdre Swain. The exhibition's curator will launch the exhibition and give a short talk on one of forgotten protagonists of the Stonewall Revolution, Stormé DeLarverie, followed by a short drinks reception.

UCC LGBT+ Staff Network Mary O'Rourke
Learn about the BA Psychology and Computing course at UCC BOOLE LIBRARY Tue 8th 



How do we design systems that respond to people’s needs? How do we ensure that healthcare systems support and respect the individual needs of patients? How do we ensure that AI systems reflect the values of their users?

Find out how the BA Pschology Computingis tackling these questions.

School of Computer Science and Information Technology Laura Maye
Library Tours Meet on Ground Floor BOOLE LIBRARY

Sat 5th


Sun 6th


Fri 10th 

Sat Oct 5th 14:00, 14:30, 15:00

Sun Oct 6th 11:00,11:30, 12:00

Fri Oct 10th 17:30, 18:00, 18:30

Come along to Boole Library and find out more about the servies we offer.   Boole Library Ann Byrne
Look Closer: exploring the educational lessons of public art on campus


Main Campus, UCC

Wed 9th 1pm Open to all. "Look Closer" is a guided walk through the public art on the UCC campus. It will introduce participants to discoveries that can make when looking closer and longer at art.  Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching & Learning James Cronin

Lunchtime Talk with artist Barbara Knezevic


THE GLUCKSMAN  Thurs 10th 1pm

Our series of free lunchtime talks invites Barbara Knezevic, whose work is currently on show in Circadian Rhythms, to speak about the ideas and approaches that inform her artistic practice.

Barbara Knezevic is an Australian artist based in Dublin. Her work is primarily object based, finding form as complex stagings and formations of objects that are occasionally foregrounded by photographic works and moving images. Her previous exhibitions include shows at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; MAC, Belfast; Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin; Gallery Augusta, Helsinki; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; and Eva International, Limerick. Her work in Circadian Rhythms is on loan from the Arts Council of Ireland collection

The Glucksman  Tadhg Crowley  

Micro-Plastic Pollution and the ugly truth behind make up.



Main teaching lab, School of Microbiology

Fri 10th 10am-11am Schools visit the lab to examine how plastic litter breaks down, contaminates our environment and impacts on ecosystems. The event inclues interactive discussion and hands on laboratory activities.   Microbiology  Niall O' Leary

Native Scientist - Portuguese


CITY LIBRARY  Sat 5th 10.30am-12noon

In partnership with Native ScientistAPC Microbiome Ireland are organising a fun science workshop for children aged 6-12 years who speak some Portuguese at home. Click here for the Event Page on Facebook 

In this workshop, scientists from Portugal and Brazil will meet young people in the community for a science workshop in the Portuguese language. This workshop is a great opportunity for kids to practice their language skills and develop their interest in science.

The workshop is suitable for children aged 6 to 12 years who speak some Portuguese at home. Children should be accompanied by a parent/guardian who must stay for the duration of the workshop. This is a free event, but registration is required - please complete this form.


APC Microbiome Ireland Aimee Stapleton

Ordinary People, Extraordinary Stories



2nd Floor, O'Rahilly Building

Open all week 9am Public photo exhibition featuring stories of credit union volunteers in Cork over the decades since the 1950s  Centre for Co-operative Studies Olive McCarthy

Poetry Reading: Zoe Brigley and Martin Dyar


CITY LIBRARY  Tue 8th 7 pm The School of English takes it's regular reading series out of the University and into the city, featuring two critically acclaimed poets, Zoe Brigley and Martin Dyar.  School of English Leanne O'Sullivan
Poetry Sessions in the Creative Zone 


Creative Zone

Sat 5th


3.30 pm


  Boole Library Kathy Bradley
Poetry Sessions in the Creative Zone


Creative Zone

Sun 6th  12.30 pm   Boole Library Kathy Bradley

Relevance to You 


LAPPS QUAY Tue 8th 5:30 pm Public event. Open to all. Through a series of short presentations academic experts explore topics of interest to society and which impact our daily lives.   Discover UCC  Dr. Jean Van Sinderen-Law

Skellig Centre for Research & Innovation

Engaging Community & University in a sustainable & meaningful way

BROOKFIELD Thurs 10th  3 pm Open to all. Skellig CRI shares experiences of its work at the UCC outreach campus in Cahersiveen, where UCC is partnered with the County Council and the local development agency to deliver courses, talks and research in the Skellig Region. The event will highlight how collaboration and partnership can benefit communities. People with an interest in carrying out research in the South Kerry region (any subject area) are particularly encouraged to attend. ACE Belinda Gascoigne
Presentation Skills


Q-1 Skills Centre & Library Studio. 

Tue 8th 6pm - 8pm Open to all.  Skills Centre Kathy Bradley 
Creative Writing Skills


Creative Zone

Tue 8th  5.30pm-7.30pm  Open to all.  Skills Centre Kathy Bradley
Special Collections & Archives - Show & Tell BOOLE LIBRARY Sun 6th 12noon -1pm Special Collections is home to UCC's unique collections of literary manuscripts, early printed books pre-1850, books from printing presses, collections donated from individuals, 18th - 20th century newspapers, theses, maps, pamphlets and microfilm.  Special Collections & Archives (SCA) Elaine Harrington 
Special Collections & Archives - Show & Tell BOOLE LIBRARY Wed 9th 7pm-8pm Special Collections is home to UCC's unique collections of literary manuscripts, early printed books pre-1850, books from printing presses, collections donated from individuals, 18th - 20th century newspapers, theses, maps, pamphlets and microfilm.  Special Collections & Archives (SCA) Elaine Harrington 

Stories from the Well-field: art and health CPD session at the Glucksman


Tue 8th   11am-1pm 

A CPD session for artists interested in facilitating cross-artform projects for older people in care settings

Stories from the Well-field is presented by artist Tess Leak, puppeteer Eoin Lynch, activities co-ordinator Sarah Cairns and composer Justin Grounds, drawing on their experience of developing an interactive performance with a group of residents at St Joseph’s Ward, Bantry General Hospital.

During participants will be encouraged to join them in re-creating the show, sharing how “the way the show was created, accessible to all our cognitive differences, meant that nothing more was required of us, only our unique selves”

This project was supported by an Arts Council of Ireland Arts Participation Project Award, the 2018 Documentation Bursary and is part of the Arts for Health Partnership Programme, West Cork. For more information on the programme visit

The Glucksman  Tadhg Crowley  
Sustainable Development: Businesses Rising to the Challenge


The Banking Hall, UCC Executive Education Centre,

1 Lapp’s Quay, Cork

Mon 7th 1.15pm

Cork University Business School presents this lunchtime seminar in partnership with Cork Chamber of Commerce.  The seminar will focus on how the business community can embrace the challenges and opportunities of the sustainable development agenda.  

Business School in collaboration with Cork Chamber of Commerce Carol Power

Sustainability of West Cork Islands


NORTH CAMPUS Fri 11th  11am Communities from West Cork Islands come in to UCC for a world cafe with islanders, academics, politicians, policy makers and civil servants about the future and sustainability of the West Cork islands and how a community radio platform might support sustainability.   Applied Pyschology Sarah Robinson

Transformative co-production for community engagement in mental health and wellbeing



Donovan's Road

Main Campus

Thurs 10th  2pm

HSE Mental Health Engagement Office Cork and Kerry Community Care; School of Applied Social Studies UCC, and Critical Voices Network Ireland come together in this partnership knowledge sharing event. Hearing fdrom people with lived experience, the event aims to create a space to hear and validate traditionally silence voices and enable collaborative work to mend the gaps between expert and experiential knowledge in the education, research and community engagement in the area of mental health. 

Applied Social Studies Lydia Sapouna

UCC Open Arboretum Tree Tour 



Starting location: UCC Visitor Centre, Main Campus

Tue 8th Oct 3pm-4pm

Open to all. The UCC Open Arboretum Project seeks to promote engagement with the UCC tree collection through teaching, research and outreach. This tour will highlight trees of the collection and showcase the work underway to promote engagement with this important part of the campus.  

Free and open to attend - but numbers are limited so registration is essential.

School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences Dr Eoin Lettice

UCC Shares its Expertise with Youghal and the Surrounding Areas 



Community Radio Youghal (CRY104fm)

Wed 9th 6:30pm 'The Perspectives Show' on CRY104fm gives a voice to minority groups, the voluntary sector and social community activists who advocate on particular community issues. To celebrate Community Week - this radio show will feature interviews with four UCC staff speaking on a range of issues from Public Health, Politics, the Environment and Education.  OVPLT/Adult Education (ACE) Dr Rosarii Griffin 

What we should eat – a Public Health view

Event Information & Registration 


Western Gateway Building

Mon 7th 2:30pm

Is butter back? Is the Mediterranean diet just a fad or is there solid evidence? How can our dietary choices impact on climate change and planetary health?

Based on national and international population health research, Prof Ivan Perry will give a talk on 'What we should eat - a Public Health view'.  
School of Public Health  Professor Ivan Perry, Dean School of Public Health

Turning the Page Editions of George Boole Exam Paper & The Laws of Thought


  On Display all Week George Boole, was the first professor of mathematics at Queen's College Cork (now UCC) and he is the father of the information age. Leaf through the Turning the Page editions of Boole’s mathematical examination papers from his time in Cork and his personal copy of his own work An Investigation of the Laws of Thought: On Which Are Founded the Mathematical Theories of Logic and Probabilities. These editions include handwritten notes in the hand of Boole himself! Boole Library Elaine Harrington

Matters French

BOOLE LIBRARY    On Display all Week

The Matters French exhibition offers an overview of some of the connections between Ireland & France from the Anglo-Normans to Beckett. Since the Anglo-Norman conquest Ireland has witnessed contacts with France that straddled confessional & political divisions. Irish scholars & intellectuals took refuge in Paris & Louvain, where Irish-language materials could be printed & where French was to become a medium of antiquarian & historical research that took Ireland as its object. Huguenot exiles arriving in Ireland created new French-speaking communities. Ireland looked to Revolutionary France in its quest for independence. The exhibition is curated by Prof. Patrick O’Donovan, UCC. 

Boole Library Elaine Harrington

Farmers Forum at Dingle Food Fest

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DINGLE Fri Oct 4th 8pm

Event is organised by the Dingle Hub, in partnership with UCC MaREI community project ‘Dingle 2030: Our Sustainable Future

MaREI  Aoife Deane

One Green Village Outreach at Crosshaven Schools


CROSSHAVEN   Fri Oct 11th  9am  MaREI Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine schools outreach as part of the community led initiative, One Green Village. MaREI join the local girls primary school to judge their Space Science Fair following Space Week, and to deliver an environmental workshop. They also visit the local secondary school to give an environmental talk to the Transition Year students and to deliver a training session to a team of environmental ambassadors who will be trained to deliver talks and activities to their local primary schools, as part of the community led initiatives 3 for the Sea and One Green Village.  MaREI  Aoife Deane 

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