University College, Cork, 7 - 9 September 1999Visit the University College, Cork web site
VenueThe 670th Meeting is to be hosted by University College Cork. The wooded grounds form a splendid setting for the meeting, the centrepiece of which is the 19th century gothic main quadrangle. All lecture theatres, the trade exhibition and posters are situated close to each other. The Society registration desk will be located in Devere Hall (Įras na Mac Leinn) and will be open between 16.00 and 19.00 on Monday 6th September and from thereafter between 09.00 and 17.00 each day.
Cork, itself is a modern city with a thriving seaport and international airport offering daily connections to Europe and the UK. It is a city full of history with a character all of its own and it is the ideal base to tour the beautiful south west of Ireland.
AccommodationStandard self-catering accommodation is available at Castlewhite Apartments. They are located on the banks of the River Lee and within 200 metres of the University. Each apartment varies in size from 3 to 6 bedrooms, each block with a fully fitted kitchen, living room with colour TV and shower and toilet facilities. Continental breakfast is delivered to each apartment each morning and a pre-booked evening dinner is available to those delegates who arrive on Monday 6th September, before the start of the meeting.
Monday 6th September: Official Opening Ceremony and reception by the Minister for Education and Science, Mr Micheal Martin TD in the Aula Maxima at 20.00. All delegates are welcome to attend. There will be finger food available and the reception is sponsored by guinness.
Tuesday 7th September: A Welcome Reception with drinks and light buffet will be held in the Aula Maxima at 19.00. Tickets must be pre-booked for this and will be issued with your badge on arrival.
Wednesday 8th September: The Meeting Dinner will take place in the main UCC restaurant. Pre-dinner drinks will be at 19.30 followed by a 3-course meal at 20.00. Again tickets should be pre-booked.
SPECIAL FLIGHT DEAL
You can fly into Cork or Shannon airport. Ryan Air fly directly into Cork and there are a wide range of promotional air fares available to Ireland. Super apex fares can be arranged from London for as little as £69 return and Aer lingus, British Midland and Ryan Air all offer special advance booking forms. For further details: http://www.ireland.travel.ie/htgh/SearchTourOpForm.asp. Also, a local travel agent in Cork has information regarding competitively priced air fares into Cork, e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org Dublin airport is also an option and the train journey is straightforward (see below)
Car ferries operate from Swansea in Wales and Roscoff, Cherbourg, St Malo and Le Havre in France to Cork City direct.Swansea Cork Ferries prices:
A 2 berth cabin (minimum available) £34-£40
Ferries will be running at the following times from Swansea to Cork:
Ferries will be running at the following times from Cork to Swansea:
For further information and reservations please call 01792 456 116
Supabus Coach Services