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Cork - Ireland's Maritime Haven

A maritime history spanning over a thousand years, set in a beautiful soft coastal environment where land, the people and their culture will allow you to discover a quirky way to stimulate your senses.

“Everything good about Ireland can be found in Cork” – Lonely Planet

Cork is the biggest county in Ireland and is part of both the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s Ancient East. With over 1000km of coastline there's a mesmerising amount of experiences to be had. To find out more about Cork and what your visit could include visit PureCork.

Getting here By Air

Our airport is located just 10 minutes from Cork City centre. Bus and taxi services are available just outside the arrivals area.  Cork Airport offers direct flights from almost 50 destinations around Europe and a direct transatlantic flight to North America. For a full list of inbound flights visit Cork Airport's website.

The conference venue is a 25 minute taxi journey from Cork Airport.

Getting here By Sea

Located just 15km from Cork City centre, our ferry terminal offers easy access to and from mainland Europe. Brittany Ferries operate daily services between Cork-Roscoff (France) and Cork-Santander in (Spain). Cork is also accessible via ferry from Rosslare and Dublin. Both ports offer daily services between Ireland-UK and are just a 3-hour drive away via car/bus. Operators at these ports include Irish Ferries, Stenaline and P&O Ferries.

Getting here By Car

Cork is linked to Dublin via the M8 motorway and takes just over 2.5 hours. Car hire is available from depots in Cork City and all major airports. Cork has an abundance of affordable on-street parking throughout the county. In Cork City, there are also numerous multi-story car parks with thousands of spaces available. At the conference venue there will be free parking throughout the conference.

Getting here By Train

Cork's Kent Station offers easy access to the national rail network and is just a 10-minute walk from the City Centre. The conferenve venue can be accessed via taxi, a 20 minute journey, or by taking the no.205 Bus Éireann bus from outside the station which will bring you directly to CIT.

For more information on train times visit the Irish Rail website.

Getting here By Bus

Cork has a superb (and affordable) bus network connecting the County with Dublin, Limerick, Galway and many more destinations. Buses usually operate from 6am until midnight. Bus Éireann - the national public bus service depart from Parnell Place Station while private operators (Go BusAir Coach & City Link) depart from St. Patrick’s Quay. The no.205 Bus Éireann bus will bring you directly to CIT from Cork City.


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