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University College Cork (UCC)

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Address: University College Cork | Western road, Cork, Ireland
Phone Number: +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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Beautiful campus and lovely to walk around

This is a hidden gem in Cork. There are beautiful buildings and the grounds are really well kept. the Honan Chapel is a quiet haven amidst the buzz of of college life

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a hidden gem in Cork. There are beautiful buildings and the grounds are really well kept. the Honan Chapel is a quiet haven amidst the buzz of of college life

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I will always love the campus here, there is something so surreal about the old buildings!there is always a lovely art exhibition on too and a few places to stop for a coffee!the students for the most part are very friendly and it is a place steeped in history, a big part of Cork city that you have to visit!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a stunning place to visit I would highly recommend it for anyone to just simply walk around and take it all in.

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Ennis, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This University is well set out, easy to access and wander about. Look for the Ogham stones in the old college. Car parking in the carparks around the college (not on campus) are shockingly expensive.

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St Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are staying quite close to the campus so we decided to walk around. A tour happened to be starting and we were encouraged to join. We have 2 kids in college so we've been on a lot of college tours in the US the past few years. This was an excellent tour to learn the history of the college!... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't miss the Ogham Stones. Ancient artifacts you can get up close and personal with-just don't touch them!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My new home and place of study for postgrad. Beautiful building and grounds with a wonderful atmosphere.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a UCC guided tour with the guide O'Brian. It's a very good tour with a bit of history of Ireland and of Cork and its University. The guide will take you to some rooms you can't enter on your own, including the observatory to see the telescopes. There are superstitious reasons why everything is so neat inside... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice oasis of green in the middle of the city with attractive grounds and a display of ancient ogham stones.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

UCC has fond memories for me as I studied here for my primary degree. The grounds are beautiful, the atmosphere is truly unique. Anyone visiting Cork must visit this campus. I believe it is the most beautiful university in Ireland.

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