Local Information

General Information

Conference Venue
The conference will take place at the Western Gateway Building, University College Cork (see Map). 


Registration and information desk
The registration and information desk will be located in the main atrium of the Western Gateway Building. We recommend picking up your registration material as soon as you arrive at the venue. Conference registration will be open from 9.00 a. on Saturday 23rd November.
Registration is required for all participants and presenters. Registered participants will receive a badge giving them access to the conference venue, which must be worn visibly at all times. 


Presentation upload
Talks should be saved using Microsoft Powerpoint in Office version 2010 (file extension .pptx) or 2003 (file extension .ppt). Please try to keep the size of your presentations below 10MB. Please save the name of the presentation as follows: <surname>_CORC2013 (e.g. IRWIN_CORC2013). Presentations should be sent by email to s.irwin@ucc.ie by Friday November 15th.


The preferred poster size is A0, portrait orientation. Posters should be displayed in the main atrium and attached to the correct numbered poster board using the attachments provided. Please remove posters by 6pm.


Refreshments and Lunch
Tea and coffee will be served during morning and afternoon breaks in the Atrium. A light lunch will be served during the lunch break. Both are included in the conference fee.


Social Information
Conference delegates will gather in Costigans on Washington Street on Friday evening and in the Spailpin-Fanachh on South Main Street on the Saturday night for some ceoil agus craic.



B&B: The Fernroyd House B&B is within walking distance of the conference venue (please mention the conference when booking).

The River Lee Hotel is within walking distance (<10 mins) of the conference venue.

Further information on accomodation close to the university campus can be found here.



Iarnród Éireann: www.irishrail.ie  Railway station, Cork city, approximately 2 km from UCC.

City Bus: Approximate bus fare to University from Railway station is €2. Bus No. 5 (marked Rossa Avenue) get off at College Road. From City centre, Bus No. 8 (marked Bishopstown) get off at Gaol Cross.

Bus Éireann: www.buseireann.ie. Bus Station, Cork city approximately 1.5 km from UCC.

AirCoach: www.aircoach.ie (Dublin airport - Dublin - Cork). Patrick’s Quay (behind Metropole Hotel), approximately 1.5 km from UCC.

CityLink: www.citylink.ie (Galway - Cork city/Cork Airport, Limerick-Cork city/Cork Airport). Patrick’s Quay (behind Metropole Hotel), approximately 1.5 km from UCC.

Eurolines: operated by Bus Éireann offers a direct bus daily from London to Cork - look for the ‘Tralee-London’ route.


Parking at UCC
There is limited public parking available on campus (see Maps section). UCC is well served by public transport. 


Cork Airport
Aiport code ORK - is the only airport in Cork, 8 km from the city centre and is serviced by taxis as well as regular bus service. Information on airlines and routes that fly into Cork can be viewed on the airport website: www.corkairport.com.

Bus Éireann provides a regular Air Coach service to and from Parnell Place Bus Station in the city centre throughout the week. Cost approximately €6 each way (www.buseireann.ie). 

Citylink also provides buses departing from Cork Airport every 30 mins, connecting with over 30 city hotels, guest houses and city-centre locations. Cost is approximately €6 each way. (www.citylink.ie). 


Approximate taxi fare to University from Railway Station: €10.

Approximate taxi fare to University from Airport: €15 

ABC Taxis, Pouladuff Road, 021 4961961

Premier Taxis, Douglas Street, 021 4847600

Shandon Taxis, 42 MacCurtain Street, 021 4502255 & 021 4505522 


Emergency Numbers

Emergency Police, Fire, Ambulance: 112 or 999

These numbers are free of charge but should only be used in cases of genuine emergency. On answer, state which service you require, wait to be connected to that service, then clearly state the location at which assistance is required. 


ATMs and Bank Branches
The nearest ATM and bank branch to the conference venue is the Allied Irish Bank (AIB) which is located across the road from the Western Gateway building at the traffic lights.

CORC2013 location map 

Map of CORC 2013 venue

Cork Ornithological Research Conference 2013

School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences,University College Cork, Distillery Fields, North Mall, Cork, Ireland