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Networking & Social Events

July 15, 2018

Opening Cocktail Reception

To be held from 5:30-7:00pm in Glucksman Hall.  More details coming soon!

July 15, 2018

Serotonin Shindig - Young Scientists Social Evening

An organised pub tour along some of the local typical Irish pubs. A great networking opportunity for all and young scientists in particular. Groups of scientists will be accompanied by the local Cork Team along the indicated pubs. The final destination will be the crane lane.

Serotonin Shindig Pubs

1. The Oval


July 16, 2018

Blarney Castle Lunch Excursion

As part of the program an excursion to Blarney Castle ( has been organised on Monday the 16th of July. The castle, a world landmark and one of Ireland's greatest treasures, was built nearly six hundred years ago by one of Ireland's greatest chieftans, Cormac MacCarthy, and has been attracting attention ever since. Over the last few hundred years, millions have visited the castle and the legendary Stone of Eloquence. According to legend, kissing the Blarney Stone endows the kisser with the gift of the gab (great eloquence or skill at flattery). Kiss the stone and you'll never again be lost for words!

Beer Tasting

July 17, 2018

Luck of the Irish Beer Tasting and Brewery


On the evening of the 17th from 7pm we will have a tour and beer tasting at Cork’s Franciscan Well Brewery and Brew Pub. This is one of Ireland’s longest established and best respected craft breweries. The “Well” has gained national fame for its popular beers along with international recognition for its numerous craft beer awards from across Europe along with their successful collaboration with Jameson Whiskey. Founded by Shane Long in 1998, it is now Ireland’s No.1 Craft Brewery*. The brewery was founded on the North Mall in Cork City and is built on the site of an old Franciscan monastery and well dating back to the year 1219. Legend has it that water from the well had miraculous and curative properties, and people would come from afar to drink from it. When you first walk through the modest entrance of the Franciscan Well Brewery and Brew Pub you are struck by the passion of its brewers. This love for the well and its beer is infectious and emanates from all the staff.


The tour runs for approximately 1.5 hours and entails 45 minutes in the brewery where the brewing process and equipment are outlined and around 45 minutes upstairs in our tasting room where you are given a tasting tutorial and samples of beer to taste. This costs €10 per person.


It is of course also possible to come a sip a tasty beer without the tour also. At the back there is a covered beer garden which also houses a fabulous pizza oven-it is possible to order pizzas for €10. 



July 18, 2018

Closing Reception and Banquet: “Serotonin Uncorked”


On the final night (Wednesday, July 18) of the meeting, we will celebrate our new serotonin friends and the “height” of our irish adventure during the closing reception and banquet “Serotonin Uncorked”. We will begin with a cocktail reception (first floor of Cork County Hall) for everyone beginning at 7pm. The Awards ceremony and announcement of poster prize winners will be done during the cocktail reception.


Due to unprecedented demand, the closing banquet will be organised in 2 locations: Vertigo, a roof top pavilion with a 360 degree panoramic view of Cork City (located in Cork County Hall) and the elegant Kingsley Hotel (located across the street from Cork County Hall).

Cork County Hall

Kingsley Hotel

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