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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

     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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A summers stroll in Academia

Oh what a treat in our own wonderful City of Cork by the Lee to be able to stroll through the wonderful grounds of this fine old establishment. You cannot but be impressed and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Joe O
Cork, Ireland
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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Oh what a treat in our own wonderful City of Cork by the Lee to be able to stroll through the wonderful grounds of this fine old establishment. You cannot but be impressed and awed by the buildings and grounds and the walk down by the river of an evening. I nearly broke out in song thinking back about my... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Old building surrounded by green area; perfect for summer walk in Cork! My partner work for university planning, thus it is always interesting for us to visiting universities on the city that we visited. University of Cork is one of the best to spend an afternoon at. Nice stroll along the campus to see how old building function to accommodate... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a vibrant university with a rich past and a promising future. The main campus is lovely; it sits on the banks of a tributary of the river Lee which flows through the charming City of Cork. The first professor of mathematics at UCC (then Queen's College) was the genius Boole to whom we owe--ultimately--computer science.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was living on Mardyke Walk st. which is next to UCC, It is kind of place that you can go and walk inside just to relax ! All students in UCC are lucky that they have that beautiful nature inside the universe.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this campus. The buildings are beautiful and I love the greenery. It removes you from the city and is rather peaceful. It's a nice getaway spot!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Home to 20,000 students at any one time, UCC is a thriving university set in a breathtaking campus. Facilities are limited without a student card, but the gardens and walks are free to wander, as is the award-winning Lewis Glucksman Gallery by O'Donnell + Tuomey - a must-visit for any architecture buff! The campus is especially beautiful in spring and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, I'm biased, because I go here, but UCC campus is so pretty, any time of the year. Perfect place to get that instagram picture. Food in the main rest is nice and quite cheap. Take a walk over the shakeup bridge and down to Fitzgerald's park once you're finished.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

I recently had guests from SanFranscisco stay with me. On one of our walks we visited University Collage Cork. I am a graduate of this University and how proud I was strolling around this beautiful campus. It truly is worth a look. We stopped for a well deserved coffee and sandwich and generally my guests were well impressed taking lots... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

I decided to visit as I have been in contact with staff there due to carrying out some genealogical research concerning a relative who was a former student. Such a beautiful and interesting campus from the links to Boole (Boolean algebra) to the the Glucksman Art Gallery. The Quad is truly beautiful even on the grey, damp day that I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Well recommend and take your camera lits of nice pictures in grounds. Good little coffee bar cheap nice pleasant..

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