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University College Cork (UCC)

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Address: University College Cork | Western road, Cork, Ireland
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+353 21 490 1876
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     University College Cork is one of Ireland’s most...

     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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Nice peaceful surroundings

Beautiful campus, lots of old (and new) features to explore. The Honan Chapel is fascinating, lots of Harry Clake stained glass windows and a really ususual desigh. Visit the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 November 2011
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2011

Beautiful campus, lots of old (and new) features to explore. The Honan Chapel is fascinating, lots of Harry Clake stained glass windows and a really ususual desigh. Visit the Glucksman art gallery, an award winning building itself, with interesting exhibitions throughout the year and a quality cafe. The gallery is situated beside the River Lee, beautiful location on campus right... More 

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Havelock, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2011

This campus is well worth a walk. It has a blend of modern and older architecture plus a lovely river going through.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2011

Although UCC or "College" as its known locally has a student population of over 15 thousand, it is still a relatively small campus, with some of it spread around the suburbs. The main campus is a mixture of beautiful historic buildings and ultra modern ones. The gardens and grounds are a credit to the staff. The stone corridor leading the... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2011

it was my first visit to u.c.c. and what a wonderful place. the university buildings are a mix of old and new,. set in beautiful gardens. well worth a visit and only 10 minutes walk from the city centre.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2011

This is a particularly pretty campus to visit if you are in the area or going to the Glucksman gallery. There are some especially nice sculptures tucked around the place including a great stack of books carved into a tree.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2011

I attended UCC for one semester in 2003 and absolutely loved both the beauty of the campus and the quality of the education. I was equally as impressed when I went back this summer. The campus is just soooo scenic and full of history. It really should be a tourist destination within itself! Art, history, beautiful green open spaces and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2009

I walked around the gardens with 2 Swiss friends and we loved the gardens and the fantastic trees. The Honan Chapel has some interesting stained glass windows (Harry Clarke) also a fascinating mosaic along with various art pieces around the alter. The Hall of Stones(Ogham stones) is amazing my favourite is the one with the hollows. The Glucksman Art gallery... More 

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