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ECIME 2012
13-14 September, Cork, Ireland
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Venue and other Useful Information


Registered participants will receive specific joining instructions two weeks before the conference. In the meantime, we hope you find the following, more general, information helpful.


Conference Location

Full postal address of venue

Western Gateway Building
University College Cork,

Western Road,
Cork, Ireland

University Website

See the Googlemap here or by typing ECIME 2012, Cork, Ireland into Google Maps.


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Western Gateway Building

River Lee Bridge

O’Rahilly building and Boole Library

The Honan Chapel


UCC crest on the main gate

The Student Centre

University information

Established in1845 as one of three Queen’s Colleges, University College Cork accepted it’s first students on November 7th 1849. Initially, the College was an all male establishment until the arrival of the first female students in 1885 and in 1910UCC was the first Irish College to appoint a female professor. Situated on beautiful grounds, close to the traditional site of St Finbarr’s monastery and school, UCC is now on of four universities making up the federal National University of Ireland. With 18,820 full time students in academic year 2010-11 and with research funding close to €84,000 the previous year, UCC has risen from its small beginnings to become one of the leading research institutions in Ireland.

Link to download campus maps


Conference Accommodation

The Conference Hotel is the River Lee Hotel.


Conference Dinner venue

The conference dinner will be held at the Cork City Gaol Heritage Centre. You place at the conference dinner is included in your registration fee.


General information

Traditionally, Cork’s long history started in the 6th or 7th Century, when St. Finbarre founded a monstery on the banks of the River Lee. By the 12th Century, the city was the chief settlement in the Kingdom of South Munster and had been under Norse, Irish and English rule and would indeed be a centre of struggle for Irish and English dominion for centuries. Now, as Irelands second largest city, it is justifiably proud of it’s heritage and the so-called “Rebel City” was the 2005 European Capital of Culture.

From it’s earliest beginnings a centre of trade and commerce, Cork today is a bustling centre for both industry and tourism and the city’s motto “A safe harbor for ships” is indicative of it’s past status. Multinational companies including Pfizer, Novartis and Apple Inc have headquarters in the city and there is much in the city to welcome tourists. In 2010, Cork was voted one of Lonely Planet’s top 10 best in travel destinations.

For more details, visit Lonely Planet and the Discover Ireland websites. You may also find the links at the bottom of this page useful.


Getting to

Cork Airport (ORK) has frequent flights from Dublin and London with Aer Lingus (Heathrow and Gatwick) and Ryanair (Stanstead), and with other airlines from a wide range of other UK and continental European destinations. The airport website has timetables and live arrival/departure information.

Taxis are available from the airport and there is an airport bus to the city centre every hour during the day. All the major car rental companies have desks at the airport.

When there is no direct flight to Cork, travellers from continental Europe can change at Dublin or London. Travellers from North America change at Dublin or Shannon. (There are no direct flights between Cork and Shannon - see rail or bus timetables.)

There are frequent trains to Cork from Dublin (Heuston Station). Travel time is around three hours: timetables are on Iarnród Éireann's website

Trains stop at Mallow for connections with Killarney, and at Limerick Junction for connections with Limerick (for Shannon Airport).

There are taxis and a bus to the city centre from the rail station to UCC.

For other travel options, see the university website.

Taxi costs

Depending on the time of day, taxi costs from both the airport and the train station to the conference venue will range from €10-€20.


Climate in conference month

Cork has a mild, changeable climate with plenty of rain, despite being one of Ireland’s sunniest cities. Temperatures in September average 16oC by day and 9.4oC by night. You can see a current weather forecast on the BBC Weather site.


Currency and exchange rates

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Time zone



Dialling codes

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Other useful links

(Please note: ACL are not responsible for the content on external sites).

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Information sites
Cork Guide
Cork Tourist
Cork Independent – local newspaper

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Airport parking and airport hotels - car parking at Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted, Manchester and all major UK airports



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