University College Cork is one of Ireland’s most prestigious national universities and was established in 1845. The University was named “Irish University of the Year” by the Sunday Times on 4 occasions including 2015/2016. Approximately 16,500 undergraduate and postgraduate students attend UCC.
Visitors to University College Cork may experience the delight of striking architecture of buildings such as Aras Na Laoi, The Crawford Observatory, Brookfield House and St. Vincent’s Church in Sundays well or the Lee Maltings.
It is also worthwhile checking out UCC’s incredible exhibition of the largest Ogham Stones collection in Ireland. Ogham is the earliest written source of the Irish language, oldest recording of Irish names and earliest evidence of Irish learning.
While at UCC make sure to pay a visit to the renowned Lewis Glucksman Gallery, named in honour of Dr. Lewis Glucksman, which is an educational and cultural institution to promote the research, exploration and creation of visual arts. There is no entry fee but visitors are requested to make a small donation. The award-winning Lewis Glucksman Gallery is located on the main campus at the main gates to UCC. While at the gallery visitors may enjoy an abundance of beautiful exhibitions and displays, have a light bite in Fresco Restaurant and browse the gallery shop.
Lewis Glucksman Gallery opening hours:
- Mondays Closed
- Tuesday-Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm
- Sunday 2.00pm – 5.00pm
15 Minute Walk to UCC
Whether you are visiting University College Cork as a tourist attraction or visiting a student who attends the University, Clayton Hotel Cork City is the perfect choice for your Cork city overnight stay. You should check out one of our upcoming special offers. Clayton Hotel Cork City is approx. a 10 minute taxi drive from the Clayton or a 15 minute walk through South Mall, onto Washington Street and down the Western Road to UCC.
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