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University College Cork

Set on 42 acres of wooded ground, only a 10-minute walk from centre of Cork city, University College Cork was established in 1845 after a long campaign for a higher education institution in Munster. UCC is proud to be ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world, and now has a student population of over 21,000.

Situated in the south of Ireland on the banks of the River Lee, Cork city was founded over 1,000 years ago by St Finbarr. Ireland’s second largest city, the urban population stands at approximately 125,000 people. Home to a range of arts organisations and cultural institutions, Cork was chosen as the European Capital of Culture in 2005. Cork was also listed among the “best 10 places to visit” by Lonely Planet it 2009.

Discover UCC:

DHSI Atlantic sessions will take place in the O’Rahilly Building (No. 62, Grid G6), the location of which can be checked in the following map of the UCC campus:

Additional Visitor & Service Maps:

Getting to Cork

University College Cork is located between College Road and Western Road, a 10-minute walk from the centre of Cork city. The campus is surrounded by a number of hotels and B&Bs, and can be accessed via a number of public bus routes.

Cork city is served by Cork Airport, as well as direct bus and rail connections to Dublin.

Getting to Cork via Cork Airport

Cork Airport (ORK) is Ireland’s second largest international airport, with routes to over 50 destinations across the UK and continental Europe. North American delegates can also avail of transatlantic flights between Cork and Boston Providence.

Getting to UCC from Cork Airport:

Local bus routes to UCC:

Getting to Cork via Dublin

Dublin Airport (DUB) is Ireland’s largest international airport, with daily flights to a range of destinations worldwide. Delegates should note that there is no connecting flight between Cork Airport and Dublin Airport, but travel between the two cities can be easily accomplished through one of the following means:

By Rail

Direct trains between Cork and Dublin are provided by Ireland’s national rail service, Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail). The connection is between Heuston Station (Dublin) and Kent Station (Cork), both of which are centrally located in their respective cities. A number of trains run each day, and will cost in the region of €30-€70 per person return. The duration of the train journey between Cork and Dublin is approximately 2.5 – 3 hours. Train tickets can be purchased in advance via, or from ticketing desks at Heuston Station (Dublin) and Kent Station (Cork). Passengers arriving at Dublin Airport can take a bus to Heuston Station.

By Bus

A selection of bus services operate direct connections between Dublin and Cork, with journeys usually lasting approximately 4.5 – 5 hours.

Bus Éireann:
Air Coach:
Go Bus:

By Car

Cork and Dublin are also connected by an inter-urban moterway which extends the entire length of Ireland’s east coast. Driving the journey takes about 2.5 – 3 hours, with a number of rental providers based in both airports.


University College Cork is a 10-minute walk from the centre of Cork city, so delegates are welcome to seek out their own accommodation. Furthermore, there are numerous B&Bs situated on the Western Road which runs adjacent to the UCC campus. As DHSI Atlantic will be taking place during the busy summer months, delegates are advised to book early.

A number of rooms, which will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis, have been held in UCC's Victoria Mills student accommodation.

The cost per room per night is €40.00
Guests wishing to book can contact

DHSI Atlantic

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