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“Gorgeous campus with ancient trees and romantic vistas”

University College Cork (UCC)
Ranked #3 of 159 things to do in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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
Reviewed 13 March 2017

UCC has a wonderful campus. The trees south of the main quadrangle look as if they are as old as the university itself, over 150 years. The older buildings are beautiful granite and make for lovely romantic vistas. Also, when I was there, they had a wood-fired oven pizza truck on the main walk. Don't know if that is a permanent feature, but they sure were nice pizzas.

Thank Ankek78
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

I had a little time to kill whilst walking past, so I turned in though the gates and walked in the grounds. The place has a lovely feeling, as many academic sites do, which seems to lift the spirit. The walk by the river is nice too.

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Reviewed 7 March 2017

The UCC is a nice place and if you are looking for groups and other activities like learn a new language maybe UCC can be the place to start something new.

Thank Leonardo B
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

This was a most enjoyable visit and had a tour with a knowledgeable, friendly German student. It included a visit to the chapel and observatory which can only be visited with a tour guide.

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Reviewed 1 March 2017

This is one of the 3 colleges founded in 1845 on the Island of Ireland that were once called Queens University. 2 of the 3 Colleges have since been renamed after independence from England. National University Institute Galway (NUIG) and University College Cork (UCC) The original 1845 buildings are virtually unchanged with the Quadrangle being the main focus. I got married in the Aula Maxima or Great Hall within the Quad building. It is adjacent to the presidents wing and then there is the west wing where classes are still held. Tours of the grounds are available and must be booked in advance. They start in the Quadrangle. You can also buy merchandise here.

Another very beautiful building within UCC is the Honan Chapel. Built in the style of Hiberno Romanesque it is a very romantic historic building. Tours are also available for the chapel. This is of course where most people like to get married on UCC grounds.

The Lewis Glucksman Gallery is worth a visit. It has a nice cafe and exhibits award winning artworks within award architecture. And the views over the river are very attractive.

There is a tree walk of the various marked trees all over the original university grounds. You can find it on the website.

If you get thirsty there are also two bars on campus. 70's (I believe) and 90's builds. The older one is called the Old Bar and the newer one is called, yup, the New Bar.
The Old Bar is by the quad and the New Bar is in the student centre AKA Dever Hall AKA Auras na Mac Leinn. Next to the Honan.

Thank LornaOMahony
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