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 24/03/2018 SITE VISIT - ESB hydropower station at Ardnacrusha
ORGANISED by YES Cork Region

About the event

Marked as one of the Engineering Milestones of the 20th Century, our friends in ESB GWM have agreed to host a tour of the Ardnacrusha Hydro station. The tour will take attendees through the history of the inception of hydroelectric power, to the plant's electrification in 1927 and all the way to the day-to-day running of the 86 MW Hydro station.

The tour will close with a short presentation on the activities of the Cork Young Engineers society.

There is ample car parking at the station and PPE will be provided.

Please note that places are limited so this tour is restricted to members of Engineers Ireland.


Admission is free and all are welcome. Advance booking is required and should be made using the link provided and password HYDRO. Those not registered will not be admitted.


Padraig Coughlan
Cork Region Young Engineers society
Tel: 086 3493610

Location: Ardnacrusha Hydro Plant, Ardnacrusha, Co Clare
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 28/03/2018 Environ2018 Conference (26-28 March 2018)
The School of Building & Civil Engineering at Cork Institute of Technology will host the 28th Environ Conference from March 26th to March 28th next. This annual Conference, Environ2018, is being hosted in collaboration with the Environmental Sciences Association of Ireland (ESAI), the conference theme is "Arriving at a Sustainable Future".

Environ2018 opens with a Question and Answer Public Event on CIT’s Bishopstown Campus on Monday, March 26th at 8pm. Flooding in the Cork Region – Impacts and Solutions will provide a forum for discussing the phenomenon of flooding and its impacts and potential solutions. Speakers include Ezra MacManamon of the Office of Public Works (OPW), Ken Leahy of Arup Consulting Engineers and Claire Nash, owner of Nash 19 Restaurant located on Princes Street in Cork City Centre, whose business has experienced firsthand the impact of flooding in the City. The event will be moderated by Johathan Healy, the well known Broadcaster and Communications Consultant. This free public event will be held in IT3 (Frank O’ Connor Theatre) with a pre-event reception from 7:15pm.

The pre-booked plenary session on the morning of Tuesday, March 27th will be delivered by Eamonn Ryan, TD, and Leader of the Green Party and Dr Jonathan Derham of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). On Wednesday, March 28th, there will be a second pre-booked plenary session with Josien Ruijter from the Dutch Waste Company, NV. HVC, who will present on the Dutch experience of wastewater sludge incineration and phosphate recycling pathways.

Commenting on the conference Dr Joe Harrington, Head of School of Building & Civil Engineering in CIT and organiser of the event said “Environ is the longest running, and largest forum, for environmental researchers in Ireland with over 275 delegates attending the event annually. It provides a high-visibility platform for young researchers to present their findings to an audience drawn from academia, government bodies and agencies, and industry.”

Further information is available from the office of the School of Building & Civil Engineering, CIT by contacting Ms. Denise O’Keeffe on 021 4326233 or

Further information on Environ2018 is available at

Location: Cork Institute of Technology

 10/04/2018 N25 New Ross Bypass
Speaker: Mr Joe Shinkwin & Mr John Murphy, Mott MacDonald

Time: 18:30 for Tea/Coffee – Lecture starts at 19:00

Location: Rochestown Park Hotel

 17/04/2018 Presidential address & Conferring of Registered Titles

Time: 20:00

Location: Rochestown Park Hotel

 19/04/2018 Mix your Mode - Connectivity and Active Travel Seminar
Event Organised by Transport & Mobility Forum Cork

Mix Your Mode Connectivity and Active Travel Seminar offers stakeholders a great opportunity to hear about and discuss modern sustainable and active travel developments and goals for Cork. Given the significant increase in population projected for Cork City and County over the next 20 years, the challenge is to have sustainable economic growth whilst maintaining a good quality of life for residents, visitors, local businesses and communities. The half day seminar will be a combination of talks and discussions relevant to Cork. From these discussions we aim, with your input, to produce outcomes which will progress sustainable and active travel measures for the benefit of Cork.

Time: 09:30 - 13:00

Talks and Discussions will include:

* Harley St Bridge
* Bandon Public Realm
* Tramore Valley Park
* Changing Behaviour
* Clonakilty Community Cycle Scheme
* Rural Accessibility

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Location: Vertigo, Cork County Council
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 01/05/2018 Annual General Meeting

Time: 18:30 for Tea/Coffee – AGM starts at 19:00

Location: Rochestown Park Hotel