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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. Make University College Cork (UCC) part of your personalized Cork itinerary using our Cork tourist route planner.
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  • UCC is gorgeous to walk around when the weather is nice. Well worth taking sometime to go here...... 
  • University College Cork well worth a visit. The Honan Chapel on the site is a Hiberno Romanesque Chapel built on style of Romanesque in early 1920's. It is a gem of a chapel with delightful Stained Gl...  more »
  • Well worth a stroll around, lovely places to eat, river views, pleasing architecture, pleasant surroundings 
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  • 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.
  • I studied civil engineering here in 1980s but didn't really appreciate its superb ancient architecture until I got buried in modern offices as an IT geek! :) LOL
  • Beware!! Theft! Applied for a Post Grad qualification and completed the whole process, paid 50 euros and after all was said and done, I was notified that my application was after the closing date. They did not state this anywhere while I was applying and they still took my money.
  • 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.