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Cork city is renowned for the warm welcome you receive and its picturesque location on the River Lee. It provides all the conveniences you would expect to find in a major city while maintaining a leisurely and relaxed feel.

Cork City has a great buzz all year round. Its celebrated arts and culture scene, and wide selection of entertainment mean there is something to suit all tastes.

UCC is a five minute walk from the city centre which itself is compact and easily explored by foot or bicycle. Take a wander down Patricks Street, known locally as “Pana” and explore the narrow winding streets of this medieval city. Sample the culinary delights of the world famous English Market, Ireland’s most distinguished covered market, which has been serving the people of Cork since 1788.

Rural Cork is equally as exciting as the city centre and is very accessible. Many of Cork’s most famous attractions such as Fota Wildlife Park, Blarney Castle and Spike Island are all just a short train, bus or car journey away.


Getting to UCC

UCC is located just 1km from Cork city centre. It is easily accessible by foot, car or public transport. For details on how to get to UCC visit


Campus Life at UCC

UCC has a lot to offer its students. To find details on items such as sport, societies, student union, student services please visit 


Guides to Cork

In Cork city everything you need is within easy reach: cafés, restaurants, nightlife, cinemas, theatre, music venues, sports facilities and great shopping. UCC’s campus is an easy ten-minute walk from Patrick Street in the heart of the city centre. To find out what is on in cork please visit:


Public Holidays Ireland

Each year, Ireland has nine public holidays. Six of these commemorate an event or person with the other three being general bank holidays. On all public holidays, banks, schools and most businesses are closed and public transport is usually on a less-frequent timetable, although more and more shops are opening on public holidays now.

1st January - New Year’s Day
17th March - St. Patrick’s Day
Easter Monday (date varies)
1st Monday in May
1st Monday in June
1st Monday in August
Last Monday in October
25th December - Christmas Day
26th December - St Stephen’s Day



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