Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. Please be sure to arrive in Cork on or before June 17 (Sunday). The field school will conclude on July 20 (Friday). Students should plan onward travel or return home anytime on July 21 (Saturday).
Our rendezvous point in Cobh is the Commodore Hotel (www.commodorehotel.ie) which is on the seafront and a five minute walk from the railway station (Commodore Hotel, Westbourne Place, Cobh). We will meet at the Commodore Hotel on June 17 at 4pm. It is essential that you are on time for this meeting. If you arrive early, our meeting room is booked from noon so you can wait for everyone else to arrive. Check with the hotel if you are going to leave your bags unattended.
Most direct flights from North America to Ireland land in either Shannon (SNN) or Dublin (DUB). An easier option is to fly to Cork (ORK) via London (LHR), Paris (CDG) or Amsterdam (AMS). If you fly into Cork, take a taxi to the railway station, a short journey. From Shannon, you can take a bus from outside the terminal building to Cork (about 2 hours). From Dublin, you can also take a bus from outside arrivals directly to Cork (about 3.5 hours) or take a local bus to Heuston Station in Dublin city centre and from there take a train to Cork (the bus from the terminal building is a much cheaper option than the train). If you arrive in Cork by bus from Dublin or Shannon, you can walk to the railway station from the bus terminal.
From Cork, you should take a train to Cobh. The journey takes 25 minutes and trains currently run every hour on the hour (liable to change; check closer to the date on www.irishrail.ie). You can also take a taxi from Cork to Cobh.
IMMIGRATION AND VACCINATIONS
Citizens of the US and Canada do not require visas to enter Ireland. All students participating in the field school will be registered in advance at University College Cork and our International Office will send you a letter to show at Immigration.
No vaccinations are required but anyone working in archaeology in Ireland needs to have an up-to-date tetanus shot.