Conference Location

The conference will be held in University College Cork (UCC). UCC is located in College Road. Click here for a campus map, showing UCC’s location.

Parking & Getting to University College Cork


The two main visitor car parks are located at:

Perrott’s Inch (P1, off Western Road)

College Road (P2, entry from Perrott Avenue)

Both car parks are charged for by the hour. Download the Visitor Parking (1,222kB) Map.

Visitor parking is also available at:

  • Western Gateway Building
  • Brookfield Health Science Complex
  • North Mall Campus
  • Pay and Display tickets here are €2 per hour.

Please note that access to all other on campus car parks is restricted to permit holders Monday to Friday, 8am–5pm.

€2 Charge on Exit after 7pm

There is a €2 charge on exit after 7pm from the main campus, Geography Car Park, Aras na Laoi Car Park and Food Science Car Park.  The North Mall car park is charged at €2 from 5pm on entry for operational reasons.

Note: Swipe key holders can swipe out as usual from these car parks, the €2 charge on exit after 7pm does not apply.


Visitor Car Parking Rates

Exit within 30 mins: Free

First Hour: €1.00

Each Additional Hour €2.00 per hour

Evening Cut-Off Rate* After 18.30 (Mon – Fri)        €2.00 max

*If parking started before 18.30, the cut-off applies to hours of parking commencing after 18.30

Park and Ride

UCC also provides a Park and Ride service with frequent shuttle buses from its Pouladuff P+R car park near the N40 South Ring Road (‘Togher’, exit 7) or the Black Ash P+R at the Kinsale Road Roundabout (October–May, N27/N40, exit 6).

Shuttles operate 8am to 6.30pm (from/to Black Ash 9am to 6.30pm) and take 10–15 minutes. Download the Park + Ride (104kB) Map.

Disabled Parking on Campus

Visitors Parking

Visitor car parking is available at Perrott’s Inch and Perrott Avenue car parks (hourly charge) and at Brookfield Health Science Complex (pay & display).

A small number (6) of visitor car parking spaces are provided adjacent to the Reception Centre at the vehicular entrance to the main campus on College Road. Visitor parking should be prearranged by contacting the General Services Office on 021 490 2265 or emailing Sonya Kiely/Siobhan Consenheim at Applicants must be authorised by a Department Manager and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. Normally at least 24 hours’ notice must be given.

Visitors who are unable to obtain parking on the campus are requested to pay due regard to the access needs of the residents in the area surrounding the campus. Most of the on-street parking in this area is controlled by prepaid disc parking. Pay parking is available at Perrott Avenue, Perrott’s Inch and Brookfield car parks.


Swipe keys permitting access to all parking areas are provided for both staff and students by Sonya Kiely/Siobhan Consenheim, General Services Office at 021 490 2265 or e-mail A number of marked spaces are reserved solely for the use of the disabled. Cars parked in these spaces must display windscreen stickers.

Disabled visitors are permitted to access campus whenever possible on request to the vehicular entrance to the main campus.


How to get to UCC

Public Transport

UCC is located in the western part of Cork city, 1 km from the city centre.

The main parts of UCC’s campus are along Western Road and College Road.

Car parking facilities at UCC are limited, so when visiting UCC, please consider using public transport.

On Foot or by Bicycle

From the city centre (Patrick Street/Grand Parade), take Washington Street to the west. Pass the old Court House (on your right) and later the River Lee Hotel (on your left). At the next traffic lights, enter the UCC College Gates.

By Bus or Train
Cork Bus Station is located at Parnell Place in the city centre. The bus station is served by all Bus Eireann local and intercity services.

To get to UCC, use city buses No 205 (‘CIT/Rossa Avenue’) or No 208 (‘Bishopstown’) from the bus station or at nearby St Patrick Street (outside Debenhams). The bus stop code for UCC (College Road) is 241741. Train and Bus to UCC (40kB) map or the National Journey Planner.


There are express coach services to Dublin and Dublin Airport (operated by Aircoach and GoBe) and to Limerick/Galway (operated by CityLink).

Train services by Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail) to Cork stop at Kent Station.

Hourly intercity services to and from Dublin Heuston Station take between 2.5 and 3 hours. There are also frequent commuter services to/from Mallow, Midleton and Cobh.

City bus No 205 services operate between Kent Station and UCC.

For details, see

Taxis from the train station to UCC cost about €10.

Cork Airport is 8 km south of Cork city centre. For other destinations in the UK (e.g. Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester) and continental Europe see Cork Airport.

Bus connections to/from the airport are provided by Bus Eireann (route No 226 to Cork Bus Station).

A taxi journey to UCC will take 10–20 minutes and will cost about €12–18.

By Car

From City Centre (Grand Parade):

  • take Washington Street/Western Road towards the west (marked ‘Killarney/West Cork’)
  • pass the River Lee Hotel (on your left)
  • at the next traffic lights, turn left
  • drive up O’Donovan’s Road and turn right on to College Road. UCC’s visitor car park is immediately on your left (entrance from Perrott Avenue)
  • UCC’s main vehicle entrance is 200m on your right.

Brookfield Health Science Complex is a further 500m up College Road on the right, where the road bends.

A second visitor car park can be accessed by continuing straight along Western Road to the next traffic lights (Gaol Cross) and turning left. Perrot’s Inch car park is 50m on your left, before the small bridge.

For the Western Gateway Building, continue down Western Road. The entrance is on your left.

From Limerick (N20):

  • Follow the N20 into Cork until you cross the River Lee (Cork Opera House is in front of you)
  • Turn right onto the quays and pass two more bridges to your right (You’ll see the Gate Cinema on your left)
  • Take the first road to the left (Grattan Street)
  • At the third traffic lights turn right into Washington Street.

For all other routes:

From the South Ring Road (N40) to Wilton/Sarsfield Road Roundabout, follow signs for Cork University Hospital/City Centre.

Pass the Wilton roundabout, exiting at Wilton Road.
Turn right at the next traffic lights (Dennehy’s Cross) and keep left at the next roundabout for College Road.

For Western Road continue down Wilton Road,  follow the right bend and cross the bridge. The UCC Western Gateway Building is on your right. At Gaol Cross turn right, Perrott’s Inch car park is on your left.

WiFi Access

Eduroam is in operation in University College Cork. Visitors must have their wireless clients configured to use WPA2 with AES encryption and have tested their authentication before arriving on-site. UCC’s IS Services do not provide technical support for connecting to Eduroam so you should direct any queries to your home institution and check your settings before arriving. More information on connecting to Eduroam in UCC can be found here.

Conference Dinner

The Conference Dinner will be held in Curran’s restaurant, 5 Adelaide Street, Cork at 18.45.

If you did not register for the Conference Dinner, but would like to attend, please speak to an organiser as soon as possible. There may still be limited spaces available.