Conference Venue

We look forward to welcoming you to the EdTech2013 Conference venue which is the Western Gateway Building, University College Cork.

The main UCC campus is located in the western part of Cork city, 1 km from the city centre.

The Western Gateway building, however, is about a 10 minute walk from central campus, at the end of Western Road (see detailed map)

You can take a virtual tour of the building here:
http://www.ucc.ie/virtualtour/western_gateway_int/

The WGB is the largest building on campus and provides research and teaching accommodation for a range of academic departments such as Computer Science, Biochemistry, Mathematics, Pharmacology, Physiology, ICT and Cancer Research

All conference session take place on the ground floor.The atrium of the building will host the exhibitions stands, poster sessions as well as all refreshment breaks.

Free wireless access is provided to EdTech2013 delegates. Please check the Technical Information page of your conference book of abstracts for access information, or visit the EdTech Registration desk.

Location and Directions

Full location and transport details are available from the UCC web site but here are some essentials for our delegates:

Parking

UCC is located close to Cork City Centre and as such, parking facilites are extremely limited, so when visiting UCC please consider using public transport, or leaving your car at your hotel.
If you do have a car, we recommend the Perrots Inch Car Park which is a short walk to WGB. (see detailed map)

Alternatively, there is a private paid car park located at Sacred Heart Church, which is just across the road from WGB. (See detailed map)

On Foot or on Bicycle

From the city centre (Patrick Street/Grand Parade), take Washington Street to the west. Pass the old Court House (on your right) and later the River Lee Hotel (on your left). At the next traffic lights, you will see the main college gates. Continue walking along western road for approximately 10 minutes from the main UCC gates, until you reach the Western Gateway Building.

The walk from Cork City Centre to the Western Gateway building takes about 25 minutes. If you are coming through main campus, there is a foot bridge connecting Brookfield Health Sciences Complex and the Western Gateway Building.

Local Bus – Recommended

To get to the Western Gateway Building, use city buses No 208 (‘Bishopstown’) from the bus station or at nearby St Patrick Street (outside Debenhams). This bus runs every 10 mins, and stops just outside the Western Gateway Building. The journey will take about 10 mins from the City Centre. (bus routes serving UCC: http://www.ucc.ie/en/media/siteassets/contentassets/maps/UCCBusEireannmap2012-11forweb3.pdf)

Alternatively, there is a private paid car park located at Sacred Heart Church, which is just across the road from WGB. (See detailed map)

Hotels and Accommodation

There is a large range of hotel and guest house accommodation nearby, as follows:

Hayfield Manor

http://www.hayfieldmanor.ie

Within walking distance to conference venue. Five star accommodation.

River Lee Hotel

http://www.doylecollection.com/locations/cork_hotels/the_river_lee_hotel.aspx

Within walking distance to conference venue.  Newly refurbished four star hotel

Lancaster Lodge

http://www.lancasterlodge.com

Within walking distance to conference venue.  Four star guesthouse

Clarion Hotel

http://www.clarionhotelcorkcity.com

Four star accommodation in the city centre

Gresham Metropole Hotel

http://www.gresham-hotels-cork.com

Three star hotel, in the city centre conveniently located just across the street from the location of our conference dinner, and very close to bus and train stations.

Imperial Hotel

http://www.flynnhotels.com/Imperial_Hotel_Cork

Four star city Centre Location

Isaacs Hotel

http://www.isaacscork.com/en/

Three star Boutique Hotel in the city centre, and adjacent to the location of our conference dinner.  Very close to bus and train stations.

Bed and Breakfast Accommodation

The area around UCC has a good selection of B&B’s and guesthouses.  A detailed list can be found here:

http://www.ucc.ie/en/conferencing/accommodation/bandb/

All are within walking distance of the conference venue

WGB