EAIR Forum Cork 2024

Practical information


Cork City is easily accessible by air, land and sea. Please visit PureCork.ie for information about travelling to Cork, places to stay, and local attractions.

The 46th EAIR Cork Forum on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd August 2024 will be hosted at the University’s Western Gateway building, which is within walking distance of several major hotels and of the city centre. The Western Gateway Building is number 90 on the linked Campus Map (which can be downloaded as a pdf). The EAIR Welcome Reception will take place in the Aula Maxima, Main Quadrangle, UCC commencing at 6pm on Wednesday 21st August.

UCC is a short walk from the heart of Cork’s vibrant city centre. When you are here, do make time to walk around the university’s beautiful campus and consider extending your stay and venturing further afield following the Forum to sample some of our world-famous hospitality.

Cork is home to a historic food market, museums and plenty of cafes, restaurants, and lively pubs. The city is located on Ireland’s south coast the starting point of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. Considered one of the friendliest cities in the world, as rated by Conde Nast Traveller in 2018 and according to the Lonely Planet “all that is good about Ireland can be found in Cork”!

Please see below accommodation options in Cork.

Suggestions for accommodations for the Cork forum will be announced early 2024

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Sustainable Travel Ideas for the EAIR Cork Forum

Travelling from Europe

Visitors from Europe can travel via Eurostar from Paris to London and from there by train to Wales and by boat to Dublin. Travellers can then take the train or bus to Cork. Alternatively, there is a daily boat connection from Roscoff or Calais (in Northern France) directly to Ringaskiddy, Cork.  

Link for Direct Ferries: https://www.directferries.ie/

Travelling from the UK

There are ways to travel to and from Ireland without flying, as there are train and bus services that link with ferry services across the Irish Sea which connect several ports in England, Wales and Scotland with Irish ferry ports of Rosslare, Dublin or Belfast with ongoing travel by car, bus or train. 

Cross County Rail Services

Where taking a flight is necessary, attendees are encouraged to consider direct flights to Ireland (Cork, Dublin) airports and to use cross country rail services where a direct flight to Cork is not possible.

Link for Irish rail: https://www.irishrail.ie/en-ie/

Travel options in Cork

Cork is a city where active travel options are both available and encouraged – walking and cycling.  Visitors to Cork City can get a 3 day TFI bike subscription.

Link to TFI Bike Subscription: https://www.bikeshare.ie/pricing-and-subscriptions.html

All accommodation options and EAIR Forum venues in Cork can be accessed easily by foot. 

Offsetting Travel Emissions

Forum attendees are invited to offset the unfavourable impact of air travel by combining attendance at the Cork forum with other meetings in Ireland, the UK and Europe. 

Forum attendees who wish to consider sustainable travel options may also wish to combine their attendance at the Cork EAIR Forum with their annual holiday and by so doing minimise the number of air flights taken in 2024.