Different. Friendly. Proud. Cultural. Progressive. Quirky. Charming. These are some of the words frequently used by visitors to describe Cork, Ireland’s compact second city, beautifully located on the southern coast between fertile farmlands and bountiful sea. A University City, with a centuries-old heritage of learning and progress at its core, and a love of food and the arts in its soul, Cork is a very special place which will certainly have your delegates talking long after your event is over. Come meet in Cork and get away from “business as usual”.
How to get to Cork?
Regarded as the international gateway to the South of Ireland, Cork Airport is uniquely positioned at the start of Ireland’s Ancient East and the Wild Atlantic Way. It is the country’s second busiest and best-connected international airport with connectivity to over 60 routes, flying to destinations across the UK and Continental Europe.
If you want to put your feet up and do some window gazing at Cork’s lush green countryside traveling by rail is the way to go. Cork City’s Train Station (Kent Station) is a mere 5 minute walk from Parnell Place Bus Station. Operating since 1893, Kent Station in Cork City operates as a hub for intercity services to Dublin, Limerick, Waterford and Tralee. A typical train journey from Cork to Dublin’s Heuston Station can take as little as 2hrs 15mins – depending on the time of travel.
Cork is connected to Ireland’s capital city, Dublin, via the motorway and will see you travel between the two cities in just under 3 hours. You can also easily access Dublin Airport from the motorway without having to drive through the busy, bustling city centre of Dublin. Once you near the end of the motorway you will be directed by road signs (of which there are plenty so don’t panic!) towards the M50 so you can continue on through to Dublin Airport which generally only adds an additional 25mins to your journey.
Is there a cost for this service?
The Cork Convention Bureau will provide you with practical supports and free of charge, impartial advice to ensure the smooth running and success of your event.
How can you help organise my event?
Whether you are a DMC, an Association or are planning a Corporate meeting or event, we have tailored solutions for you. Check out our sector toolkits here.
What is the largest meeting capacity in Cork?
Cork offers world class conference venue facilities designed to meet your needs and surpass your expectations.
When choosing a destination and venue for your conference in Ireland, Cork is the premier destination for business, academic, corporate and association conference delegates – with a proven track record.
Cork hotels boast state-of-the-art conference facilities, fully equipped to cater for groups of from 6 all the way up to 1,000 delegates, making Cork the perfect destination for a convention in Ireland.
Who has had their events in Cork?
Cork has successfully hosted a huge number of conferences, meetings and events across a wide variety of sectors over several decades. With its reputation in the fields of Technology, Life Sciences, Food, Agriculture, Cybersecurity, and Renewable Energy, Cork has attracted successful conferences with the support of the Cork Convention Bureau. Hear all about their experiences.