University College Cork (UCC)

University College Cork (UCC)

University College Cork (UCC)
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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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  • Brian O
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant guide James
    Had a wonderful tour with a charming young man named James! He was dressed properly but quite friendly and approachable. He made the tour very accessible to everyone in our group even though some had language difficulties! What an absolute treasure and a testament to the establishment!
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 9, 2023
  • Maegan D
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Quadrangle
    James was fantastic. He remembered dates I couldn’t even imagine remembering. He was very energetic and was willing to answer questions that no one asked be he was just that knowledgeable. 10/10 would recommend - Maegan (the Canadians from the gift shop)
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written July 14, 2023
  • Kiki R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice out of the season private tour
    A nice guy in a red sweater gave a good, funny and informative tour over the beautiful campus. I especially liked the observatory with the big telescope. It was great experience to have the temporary feeling of being a student again and getting the starter tour when life opens up. It was an awesome feeling to walk over the vibrant campus with al the students walking around. I would highly recommend to go out of season and have a tour with a small amount of people or privately. Just see the website off UCC and show up at a random weekday.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 25, 2023
  • 6Months062013
    Landsborough, Australia4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Passionate, knowledgeable tour guide of secrets of UCC
    Edith was excellent. So knowledgeable about UCC and the little secrets and unknown things. I've studied at UCC for a number of years and so much was new to me. Things like the buried statue, the superstitions, the walled garden. Edith is passionate, articulate and enjoys conducting the tour. It is so much worth more than the price. Dóibh siúd a bhfuil Gaeilge ar a dtoil acu, bain triail as do chuid.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 27, 2023
  • Brittney R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful, breathtaking, knowledgeable tour of the university with the most wonderful tour guide imaginable! Recommend!!
    I decided to sign up for a public tour and wow was it amazing! Paul genuinely took the time to make me feel heard, & understood, aa he answered all questions that I had. He was so knowledgeable, funny, & kind, that the tour was beyond interesting! I would definitely recommend. Thank you, Paul!
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written November 2, 2023
  • pepsiireland
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic experience
    We went as a family on a Sunday to a guided UCC tour, and I have to say it really was a great experience. The grounds are amazing & the whole tour was something different and gave us plenty of insight into the history and the hidden gems of UCC (the Crawford Observatory being one). Our tour guide was fantastic, really friendly and informative. Overall a great experience!.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 12, 2023
  • Noreen Purcell Dillman
    Cape Clear Island, Ireland2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visitor’s History Tour University College Cork UCC a true gem!
    Barry of UCC’s Visitor’s Office gave me a fabulous on-campus tour focused on the history of the campus. I’m a firm believer in locating tours that are a bit off the beaten track. You learn so much more about what happened in the past, but also what’s happening currently. This tour was a true gem! Noreen
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written November 22, 2023
  • Adam H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    UCC Campus Tour
    Had a tour guide with school. Our guide Kevin was very good and was full of informative and very interesting information. It was a pleasure to have him. He knew his stuff very well we could tell and had great passion for history in general and his subject.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written December 8, 2023
  • Martin's S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kevin🔥🔥🔥
    Kevin was absolutely phenomenal. He explained everything in great detail and is by far the best tour guide i have ever seen. Informed us very well and completely changed my outlook on college life.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written December 8, 2023
  • Alison D
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    UCC campus Tour by Kevin
    Kevin was an absolute gent while giving us a guided tour around the UCC campus. He had great passion while telling us about UCC and gave us an insight into his own course he was doing. He had great advice and was very informative.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written December 8, 2023
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Noreen Purcell Dillman
Cape Clear Island, Ireland2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Barry of UCC’s Visitor’s Office gave me a fabulous on-campus tour focused on the history of the campus. I’m a firm believer in locating tours that are a bit off the beaten track. You learn so much more about what happened in the past, but also what’s happening currently. This tour was a true gem! Noreen
Written November 23, 2023
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Martin's S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Kevin was absolutely phenomenal. He explained everything in great detail and is by far the best tour guide i have ever seen. Informed us very well and completely changed my outlook on college life.
Written December 8, 2023
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6Months062013
Landsborough, Australia4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Edith was excellent. So knowledgeable about UCC and the little secrets and unknown things. I've studied at UCC for a number of years and so much was new to me. Things like the buried statue, the superstitions, the walled garden. Edith is passionate, articulate and enjoys conducting the tour.

It is so much worth more than the price.

Dóibh siúd a bhfuil Gaeilge ar a dtoil acu, bain triail as do chuid.
Written October 27, 2023
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Adam H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Had a tour guide with school. Our guide Kevin was very good and was full of informative and very interesting information. It was a pleasure to have him. He knew his stuff very well we could tell and had great passion for history in general and his subject.
Written December 8, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Brittney R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
I decided to sign up for a public tour and wow was it amazing! Paul genuinely took the time to make me feel heard, & understood, aa he answered all questions that I had. He was so knowledgeable, funny, & kind, that the tour was beyond interesting! I would definitely recommend. Thank you, Paul!
Written November 2, 2023
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John S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
As a family we went during the Easter holiday. We went on the Guided UCC historic tour with our very informative tour guide Paul. Paul gave a wonderful exciting entertaining tour of the Ucc campus. Paul’s enthusiasm knowledge and love of the Campus and Cork city was abounding. I would highly recommend this tour to visitors and locals.
Written April 5, 2023
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Maegan D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Business
James was fantastic. He remembered dates I couldn’t even imagine remembering. He was very energetic and was willing to answer questions that no one asked be he was just that knowledgeable. 10/10 would recommend

- Maegan (the Canadians from the gift shop)
Written July 14, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Brian O
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Had a wonderful tour with a charming young man named James! He was dressed properly but quite friendly and approachable. He made the tour very accessible to everyone in our group even though some had language difficulties! What an absolute treasure and a testament to the establishment!
Written June 9, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

sandwitch1831
Lincolnshire, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Fantastic tour of the beautiful UCC campus, guided by Barry. Lots of interesting information about the history, with the highlights of the tour being the Ogham Stones, the Crawford Observatory and the Honan Chapel. Will definitely be returning to do the tour again with my daughter. Would highly recommend this tour if you're visiting Cork.
Written April 9, 2024
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pepsiireland
Ireland1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
We went as a family on a Sunday to a guided UCC tour, and I have to say it really was a great experience. The grounds are amazing & the whole tour was something different and gave us plenty of insight into the history and the hidden gems of UCC (the Crawford Observatory being one). Our tour guide was fantastic, really friendly and informative.
Overall a great experience!.
Written November 12, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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