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School of Nursing and Midwfery
Brookfield Health Sciences Complex
University College Cork
College Road
Cork City
T12 AK54

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About Cork

Travelling to Cork

Getting to Cork City from your home country may involve several modes of transport. To help you make as smooth a journey as possible we provide some basic information about airports, inter city buses, local buses and train services here in Ireland.


There are three principal international airports in Ireland: Cork, Dublin, and Shannon. Cork Airport, which has a new state-of-the-art terminal, is the principal international gateway to the South of Ireland and is conveniently located just 8 kilometres from Cork City Centre. There are frequent connecting flights from Amsterdam, Paris or London to Cork. Everything you need to know about Cork airport, including transport connections, is available on UCC Conference Office Cork Airport Routes website. A taxi journey, with little traffic, takes approximately 20 minutes and costs approximately €20. You may be also flying into Dublin Airport or Shannon airport, from where there are frequent connections by train or bus to Cork. These are detailed below and are also available on the airports’ websites.



Intercity Buses        

There are several intercity bus companies operating routes to Cork. Aircoach and GoBus operate a direct service from Dublin Airport to Cork city centre. The journey from Dublin airport to Cork city takes approximately 3 and half hours. Regular bus services connect Shannon Airport to Limerick, from where you may take a bus or a train to Cork: the journey takes less than two hours. For up to date information about connections from Irish airports to Irish cities log on to the bus companies website or check out the airports’ websites.

City Buses

Cork City as well as the university campus are easy to navigate and both within walking distance from each other, however, UCC is also served by public transport by two city bus routes (No 205 and No 208). Bus Eireann operates the bus services in Cork city. The number 205 departs from Cork Kent train station, and connects to UCC via the city centre’s St. Patrick Street, not far from Parnell Bus Station, the main bus station. The number 208 departs from the city centre St Patrick’s Street and stops at the UCC. Nearest bus stops at UCC are located on College Road / O’Donovan’s Road (Route No 205) and Western Road (Route No 208). Timetables and fare details are available here.


Cork’s Kent Station is the main train station in the city. From here, services to all over Ireland can be reached. Intercity Trains depart hourly from Cork to Dublin, making connectivity between the two cities easy and offering passengers a great amount of flexibility. To get the train from Dublin to Cork you need to go to Heuston Station, Dublin. Trains to Cork leave every hour, and details of schedules and fares are available at the Irish Rail website. It may be considerably cheaper to book train tickets online rather than at the ticket office in the train station. The journey will take approximately 3 hours.



Host University

UCC is ranked within the top 2% of universities in the world for its supportive services and facilities, not to mention social life. For more information about Visiting UCC please click HERE.

The university is one of three of the original Queen’s Colleges, established in 1845 and named after Queen Victoria, along with Galway and Belfast. Now University College Cork, it is one of the founding members of the National University of Ireland (NUI) when it was established in 1908. Since 1908, UCC has grown – from 115 students to over 20,000, from one building to dozens, from less than 20 staff to more than 1,600 today.

Amongst other rankings and awards, the university was named Irish University of the Year by the Sunday Times on five occasions; most recently in 2017. In 2015, UCC was also named as top performing university by the European Commission funded U-Multirank system, based on obtaining the highest number of “A” scores (21 out of 28 metrics) among a field of 1200 partaking universities. UCC also became the first university to achieve the ISO 50001 standard in energy management in 2011.

From the Lower Grounds to the Stone Corridor of the Main Quadrangle to the Crawford Observatory, University College Cork has a rich and varied history and these pages will bring some of that colourful tapestry of time to you.

Explore the UCC History, the big stories, the buildings, spaces and places that make up our university and the Campus Collections that are part of our inheritance. Alternatively you may want to participate in our informative historic and cultural campus tour leaving every week day at 3 pm from in front of our UCC Visitor Centre.

And do not believe the rumours that in Ireland it always rains. Sun indeed shines upon our campus regularly and when it does, UCC President’s Garden or neighbouring Fitzgerald Park are the places to be.


About the School of Nursing and Midwifery

The Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery is recognised as one of the most progressive and avant-garde schools in Ireland and it is in the top 50 nursing schools in the world according to QS rankings for 2016.
We are proud of our first class teaching resources, exemplified by our technology enhanced simulation laboratory and our close partnerships with Ireland’s largest and foremost teaching hospitals.
The School offers an undergraduate programme in four branches of nursing: general, integrated children’s and general, intellectual disability and mental health. A direct entry undergraduate programme in midwifery is also offered. In addition, a range of postgraduate (MSc, PhD, DN), clinical specialist and advanced programmes are offered, all delivered by our staff who are leading experts in their fields. We also offer continuing professional development (CPD) modules, designed to meet lifelong learning needs.
The School itself is located within the Brookfield Health Sciences Complex (BHSC) off College road, and is a spacious leafy quarter in the University Campus that is also home to the School of Medicine and the School of Clinical Therapies. The Schools of Pharmacy and Dentistry are located only a few minutes walk away. The School is also in close proximity to the main maternity hospital in Cork, CUMH, as well as to the many general hospitals where students undertake their clinical practice placements throughout the year.
At the Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery, we are committed to scholarship which enhances the lives of those we care for through a leading and innovative research programme. Six core areas are focused upon within the School and include;

1. Mental Health and Wellbeing
2. Maternal and child health
3. Healthy ageing
4. Cancer – enhancing cancer awareness and survivorship programmes
5. Chronic illness management – children, young people and adults
6. End-of-Life Healthcare Ethics

Together with our national and international partners, our community of scholars strives to advance nursing and midwifery knowledge and practice with the aim of improving the quality of care delivered.

Host City

Cork is the second largest city in Ireland….

According to a recent feature article in the New York Times, Cork, Ireland is a ‘must visit’ city on the southwest coast of Ireland.

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