The area around the campus will be very busy. We are expecting thousands of visitors to the campus and therefore planning how you get here is essential. See below options about Park & Ride and availability of car parks. Also consider using public transport, walking, or cycling.
Park & Ride
A Park and Ride service will run from UCC Pouladuff Park and Ride. The drop-off point is at the Boole Library gates to UCC on College Road. *See timetable below.
There are two main Visitor Car Parks in UCC: Perrott’s Inch (off Western Road) and College Road (entry from Perrott Avenue). Other UCC car parks will also have the barrier up on the day, and depending on when you arrive, you may get a place there. It is very busy so best to avoid the perimeter of the campus, in a car, once the event starts at 10am. There is also a free car park at Dennehy's Cross Pres Rugby grounds available to visitors of the Open Day (capacity permitting).
Disabled visitors, with parking permits, can access parking spaces next to the Electrical Engineering building. Enter via the main College Road UCC entrance.
All the outlets in our large Student Centre (Áras na Mac Léinn) will be open, including their cafés, Hamish's bar & bistro, and shops. Our Visitors’ Services will have their outlets open too and you can purchase some lovely UCC merchandise. Don’t miss their campus tour happening on the hour from 10am until 3pm.
The Brookfield Café, the Western Gateway Café, Coffee Dock in the O’Rahilly Building (ORB), Elements Cafés in the Kane and the Western Gateway Building, and mobile foods stalls with yummy ice-cream, pizza, burgers, etc. will be open. And don't forget to check out the new restaurant Léas At The Glucksman on the Lower Grounds of the University.