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Cork City: Workshop locations ?

  • 22-04-2003 8:37am
    Registered Users Posts: 852 ✭✭✭

    I would like to host a non-profit computer workshop/lecture in Cork City.What I am looking for is the use of a room in a location which is cool and doesn't charge people.I am prepared to pay a deposit for equipement etc ... Basically I need a room in a place for a few hours where I can invite people etc... perhaps a pub but I would prefer something cool like the bodega or something...I've never been to the arthouse in temple bar or the irish film center but is there anything like this in Cork ? Anyone got suggestions ?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 14,483 ✭✭✭✭daveirl

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,223 ✭✭✭pro_gnostic_8

    Some community centres will facilitate you for free if you can demonstrate that project is non-profit and community/educationally focussed.

    For instance, the Glen Resource Centre has a very large computer room with over a dozen PC's in situ.
    Email [email protected] for further info.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,660 ✭✭✭Blitzkrieger

    I'd recommend CIT's IT building. It's newish and has some big lecture theaters with some good demo equipment. They all have a big screen behind the lecturer with a ceiling mounted projector. The input can be from a PC(networked) or from a camera which is mounted like an overhead projector, but can be moved. I think you can also use auxillary inputs.

    It's got parking (not much but it's there) and it's a hell of a lot more appealing then the Glen.

    What's the workshop about?

  • Registered Users Posts: 852 ✭✭✭DannyD

    Thanks for the suggestions but they don't quite hit the spot.The Glen and Cit are outside the city center.Anyone know if UCC have a place in the city center they "rent" out.I know they have something on the Grand Parade but that's more like a shop.I'm looking for a arty farty place in the center.Thanks.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,076 ✭✭✭parasite

    the Triskel Arts Centre
    don't know if it's suitable for your purposes but it's v. "arty farty" & central

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,660 ✭✭✭Blitzkrieger

    Originally posted by DannyD
    The Glen and Cit are outside the city center..

    That was my point - the city center's a nightmare these days. UCC's probably your best bet then. They have buildings all over the shop.

    There seems to be a lot of call centers in the Pembrose Quay shopping center - would they rent you a conference room?

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,223 ✭✭✭pro_gnostic_8

    Originally posted by Blitzkrieger

    There seems to be a lot of call centers in the Pembrose Quay shopping center - would they rent you a conference room?

    No, they wouldn't! These businesses in Penrose Wharf are only tenants themselves (renting from the multi-millionaire owner who also owns the old Thompsons building on McCurtain St and many other properties around the city. As tenants, their lease agreements would preclude any subletting.

    DannyD........... I understood that your requirement was for a "free" venue. That was why I suggested a Community Centre. If you want a free room in the city centre then I reckon your options are quite limited -- space is a premium in city pubs. Very few bars keep a room idle waiting for a function booking. One that does spring to mind, though, is the upstairs Telecom Eireann bar in McCurtain St. West Ham supporters club and Cork Darts use the function room regularly.

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