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Welcome to Cork!

It is often said of Cork City that it has all the amenities of a large City, but still retains a friendly community spirit. Cork has been a centre of education and learning since the 7th century when St. Finbarr founded his monastery.  The UCC motto, 'Where Finbarr taught let Munster learn', makes reference to the origins of the city.

Cork City was European Capital of Culture in 2005 and was named among the top 10 in the best cities to visit in the Lonely Planet guide's 'Best in Travel 2010'. Outside the city environs, Cork boasts some of the most beautiful countryside and coastline in the country.

The information contained in the subsections to this page aim to help those of you new to Cork to settle quickly and enjoy all the amenities that Cork has to offer. Cork city council have put together a very useful booklet to assist in this regard. It can be viewed by visiting

New staff

Incoming staff can familarise themselves with UCC policy and benifits by visiting
Researcher page in hr (contact there Mary Kate O’regan who is the ‘research advisor’) :   Human Resources.
Research skills training programme is available at:

Getting to know UCC

Much of the information in relation to the UCC campus can be found by visiting the visitor pages of the UCC website

UCC Advantage Scheme

UCC runs an advantage scheme which offers UCC staff discounts on goods and services from participating businesses.

A full list of participating companies can be found by going to

UCC Research Staff Association

C/O Hydraulics and Maritime Research Centre, Pouladuff Rd, Togher (UCC Internal)