Venue Information The conference starts and ends in Aras Na MacLeinn (student centre), main campus, UCC. See map below. Visitors to University College Cork Founded in 1845, UCC is one of Ireland’s oldest institutes of higher learning and was originally established as Queen's College. University College Cork is situated in south-west Ireland and is a progressive, dynamic university of over 14,500 students. The University has a current enrolment of over 12,000 degree candidates. In addition, 2,500 students are enrolled in one or more of the University's postgraduate courses. UCC's widely diverse student-body includes over 1,000 international students representing 60-plus countries worldwide. 3,000 people work at UCC, including more than 800 faculty. UCC is Ireland 's leading research institute and it is the highest research income earner in the Irish state. Click here for more information about UCC.
Accommodation Close to UCC The conference committee have organised special rates and block booked a small number of rooms in the following accommodation venues for Thursday evening: River Lee Hotel (021-425 2700), Lancaster Lodge (021-4251125). Delegates should indicate they are attending the conference when they are booking their accommodation to access the blocked booked rooms and special rates. Delegates that require accommodation the night before or weekend of the conference, should book well in advance as accommodation can be difficult to locate the weekend of the Jazz festival. Check this link for accommodation options http://www.ucc.ie/en/conferencing/accommodation/ or alternatively, ring Failte Ireland to access other accommodation in the Cork area (021-4255100).
Getting to Cork, Maps and Parking Click on the following link for information on how to get to Cork, maps of Cork and UCC and information on parking around UCC: UCC Maps, Directions to the University, and Parking. Additional map at end of this page with Áras na MacLéinn (Student Centre) highlighted in yellow.
Cork Jazz Festival (October Bank Holiday Weekend) The Guinness Jazz Festival is Ireland's biggest and most prestigious jazz event and is one of the most important festivals on Ireland's arts and cultural calendar http://www.corkjazzfestival.com/. The Jazz weekend starts the day of the conference and will run all weekend: why not make a long weekend of it?!