One of the Queen’s Colleges opened in 1849 by Queen Victoria. It is charmingly situated on a hill overlooking the valley of the Lee, near the site of the ancient Gill Abbey, founded in the 7th century.

University College Cork offers the best of traditional scholarship and cutting-edge technology in this beautiful, friendly city.

The Cork campus boasts restaurants, banks, bars, a sports complex, and outdoor playing fields. Music is a big part of the life of the university, and the Irish Traditional Music Society is a well known institution at Cork. The UCC choir, orchestra, and choral society offer frequent lunchtime and evening concerts.