About Cork


The main EBAN Congress will run over 2 days in May 2022 in Cork City in the South West of Ireland and will take place in Cork City Hall which is based in Cork City Centre overlooking the River Lee. This is also where local government have their offices.

Cork is Ireland’s second biggest city and home to over half a million people. Cork is Ireland’s largest county and has the second largest harbour in the world. Cork City is a university city with over 35,000 third level Students from over 100 countries.

Cork is home to over 150 overseas companies like Apple, Trend Micro, VMWare, Dell, Stryker, Johnson & Johnson and many more employing over 33,000 people. Cork is a hub for strong Industry clusters like Life-Sciences, ICT, CyberSecurity, Martime research and Medical Research.

The EBAN 2022 Annual Congress will take place in Cork City Hall in the heart of Cork City and easily accessible via public and private transport. Cork City Hall houses the local government offices of Cork City Council. The original Cork City Hall was destroyed in December 1920 during the Irish War of Independence and the new City Hall was officially re-opened by Eamon de Valera on the 8 September 1936.

Pre-Conference sessions will take place in Cork County Hall located on the outskirts of the city housing the local government offices for Cork County. Cork County Hall was opened in 1968 with 17 floors and was Ireland’s tallest building until 2008.

The Gala Dinner on Wednesday May 18th will take place in Páric Uí Chaoimh the Gaelic games stadium in Cork, Ireland and home of Cork GAA. The GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association) is the Irish amateur sporting and cultural organisation, focused primarily on promoting indigenous Gaelic games including the traditional Irish sports of hurling, camogie and Gaelic football, all of which are played here on a regular basis. Recently renovated, Páric Uí Chaoimh, is a state of the art facility with a capacity of 45,000 people.