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University College Cork (UCC)

University College Cork | Western road, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 490 1876
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Riveting tour of UCC campus

Last week I had the pleasure of taking the University College Cork campus walking tour. My... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2018
Ann G
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London, United Kingdom
Worth a stroll

Worth a stroll over campus, especially with nice weather. Enjoy the nature and architecture while... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2018
MyraKokke
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Ireland
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University College Cork is one of Ireland’s most prestigious universities. It boasts a vibrant, modern campus with a student experience second to none in Ireland. A learning community where the student is at the heart of everything and the special relationship between student and lecturer is primary to our unique ethos. The campus is located a mere ten minutes walk from the heart of Cork city, a former European Capital of Culture. Cork is listed as a top ten location in the Lonely Planet guide which states it “has always had an unshakeable self-confidence and innate sense of pride”, a description which is equally applicable to the University itself
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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University College Cork | Western road, Cork, Ireland
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"lovely grounds"
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

Last week I had the pleasure of taking the University College Cork campus walking tour. My excellent Guide, Therese, clearly had a passion for campus history and a serious interest in the interesting people who had contributed to the development of UCC. Without giving too...More

2  Thank Ann G
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

Worth a stroll over campus, especially with nice weather. Enjoy the nature and architecture while sipping a cup of coffee!

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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Well worth taking a stroll through campus and enjoying a cup of coffee. The quad is amazing. Plenty of restaurants. Art gallery. History about UCC, Cork and Ireland. Nice student vibe around the place and there are often random little events happening.

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

My son was giving me a guided tour of the college out of semester. Unfortunately there is a lot of construction under way and also the Glucksman art gallery was closed for the holidays. Hope to go back soon for the full experience.

Thank Sailoil
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

The university was founded in 1845 as one of three Queen’s Colleges located in Belfast, Cork, and Galway. It became University College, Cork, under the Irish Universities Act of 1908. The Universities Act 1997 renamed the university as National University of Ireland, Cork, and a...More

Thank David M
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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Surprising relaxed even with students around.. my ex university... Student centre big cafe, but find the quieter cafe in O'RAHILLY Building on the ground floor, best ask someone where it is.. Nice outdoor seating.. Art gallery looks impressive from outside but disappointed at sparse modern...More

Thank RCRCallgo
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Very peaceful serene Victorian grounds great place to step back in time and getaway from the hussel bussel of the city. Free tours daily.

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Reviewed 3 December 2017

was there last week it is a fantastic place to visit there are guided tours great stories beautiful gardens architecture etc

Thank Teresa S
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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Just an amazing collage and a vast campus catering for thousands of students in a amazing City of Cork

1  Thank Daniel M
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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

I did a degree in UCL in the nineties and have gone back regularly for twenty years to meet friends, visiting the old Quad every time and years later still feel like I am a character in Harry Potter every time! Founded by Queen Victoria...More

1  Thank Techymedium
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From my observations, there are any apartments close by.
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Cork is the biggest, so there would be the most to do and see. I would recommend skipping Limerick and going to county Kerry instead, specifically Killarney. Far more to see and do and a lot more beautiful. This is where I... More
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