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University College Cork (UCC), Cork

Categories: Landmarks, Educational Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web
Stroll among old buildings and vibrant, well-kept grounds and gardens, and take in the history of University College Cork (UCC). Find the visitor center to pick up an audio guide, which will take you to some of the most notable spots on campus. Visit the president's garden, a formerly private space now open to all, which contains mature oaks and giant redwoods, which were planted in the 1840s at the college's inception. Walk the stone corridor and examine the Ogham stones—a series of grave markers for prominent Celtic tribespeople dating from the second or third century. Explore the Crawford observatory, which contains an equatorial telescope, a transit telescope, and a siderostatic telescope. Make University College Cork (UCC) part of your personalized Cork itinerary using our Cork tourist route planner.
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  • This University is well set out, easy to access and wander about. Look for the Ogham stones in the old college. Car parking in the carparks around the college (not on campus) are shockingly expensive. 
  • We are staying quite close to the campus so we decided to walk around. A tour happened to be starting and we were encouraged to join. We have 2 kids in college so we've been on a lot of college tours ...  read more »
  • Don't miss the Ogham Stones. Ancient artifacts you can get up close and personal with-just don't touch them! 
  • Great college in a fabulous location in the city centre. Wide facilities available to students and lecturers and the views in the campus are amazing, inspiring many photographers and artists alike. When one walks through the campus, one is happy to go to lectures whether it be wind rain or snow, it has a cosy, friendly atmosphere especially on clear days in May when students and visitors sit on the presidents garden. Great , inspiring lecturers and there's a range of different courses available to everyone.
  • Is this the most beautiful university campus in Ireland? It surpasses the more historic but stone-heavy Trinity College Dublin, as well as the trim but unimaginative University of Limerick. With its striking art museum, its remarkable, massive trees (sequoias, redwoods!), and its stunning central quad, this should be a destination for every visitor to Cork.
  • There can't be a university in Ireland as pretty as UCC. The River Lee flows through its grounds, past the modern Glucksman Gallery building and at night the Aula Maxima high on a hill is lit up red. It's leafy all over with some fine buildings and it was here that George Boole was professor of mathematics. Not having studied here, only visiting, it does seem like a great place to study but it also makes a lovely place to visit.
  • I did not study here but if you just want to visit and have a walk then you're in for a treat! UCC is really nice, next to the river Lee and with a big, well kept garden. There's also a nice cafeteria and church. If it's not in use, you can visit the aula magna. It's really worth a visit.
  • UCC like! It's not cit or the college of comm. Good for the learning and the knowledge. They have a wide range of BSc BA BCL, mastereseses and pads.. That should read PhD.
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