University College Cork (UCC), Cork

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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. Use our Cork trip planning tool to arrange your visit to University College Cork (UCC) and other attractions in Cork.
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  • The central quad is lovely and there are lots of historic stone buildings and sculptures around this city campus. 
    The central quad is lovely and there are lots of historic stone buildings and sculptures around this city campus.  more »
  • Me, being a lecturer, I love visiting other university campuses rather than mine. This is not a huge, yet a lovely, charming one. The entrance to the campus is free, we even had the chance to see... 
    Me, being a lecturer, I love visiting other university campuses rather than mine. This is not a huge, yet a lovely, charming one. The entrance to the campus is free, we even had the chance to see...  more »
  • I must say I would not mind attending a University with such lovely buildings & gardens . We did struggle to find the entrance & to find parking which resulted in not all of us being able to walk... 
    I must say I would not mind attending a University with such lovely buildings & gardens . We did struggle to find the entrance & to find parking which resulted in not all of us being able to walk...  more »
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  • For a hospital it is very good. Spotlessly clean and staff are very friendly and always helpful. Food is pretty good too to be honest.
  • Struggled a bit to find main entrance and to find some parking Once we did the walk around was very pleasant. Loved the buildings and the gardens in particular were really impressive. It certainly created a peaceful setting and seemed Ideal for a learning facility. There was an on site cafe as well as a few pop up stalls near to cafe It was worth spending some time walking around the grounds
  • Beautiful place. I feel like come out from Harry Potter :)
  • Worst hospital ever. Good stuff but don't have enough staff and very very unorganized. I
  • University College Cork, a center for excellence. Creates a home for international students. Makes effort to assist the international students to have a swift transition and settle in the community. Always checking on them, not just on the academic section, but general well being. I will choose this school a million times and wouldn't think twice to recommend to someone. They have state of the art classrooms, highly educated and friendly tutors, automatic gym membership for students, provision of accomodation, transport service from Dublin to Cork upon resumption. Arranges international meetings. There are endless reasons for one to choose this school including the location in a friendly city. I love University College Cork ❤️

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