19TH – 23RD JULY 1999

Please Register before JUNE 15th; registrants after that date may not be supplied with conference papers.

Registration form

Name:  _________________
Address: _________________
Telephone number:
Fax number:     e-mail address:

Registration fee: IR£30-00; Euros 38    __________
Registration Fee [Students]: IR£10-00; Euros 12  __________
Conference Papers: IR£25-00; Euros 32   __________
Banquet: IR£25-00; Euros 32     __________
Excursion: IR£15-00; Euros 19    __________

Banquet: IR£25-00; Euros 32 Number [   ]  Amount: __________
Excursion:  IR£15-00; Euros 19  Number [   ] Amount: __________

Unfortunately, we cannot accept credit cards.
Payment must be made either in Euros or in Irish Pounds

Bank Draft in Euros   Total Amount:  __________
Bank Draft in Irish Pounds  Total Amount:  __________


Please send this form with payment to: Secretary, Hume Society Conference, Department of Philosophy, University College, Cork, Ireland.
Telephone: (353) 21-902588
FAX:  (353) 21-276079

Receipts will be issued prior to the conference.
July 19 – 23, 1999

The Conference will be held in the Boole Lecture Theatres, at University College Cork, Ireland, from Monday 19th July [registration from 9.30; first paper at 4 p.m.] until Friday, 23rd July, 1999 [final paper at 4 p.m. followed by reception at 6 p.m.].


From the UK and Europe:
Fly from the UK directly to Cork from Heathrow, Gatwick or Stansted; fly from other European countries to Cork, some direct flights, some through London or Dublin; take a taxi to your accommodation [distance approx. 4 miles].

From North America:
Fly to Dublin, and continue by air or train to Cork [distance: 160 miles].  If travelling by train, depart from Heuston Station in Dublin.  There is a special bus to connect Dublin Airport with Heuston Station.  Direct train connections to Cork, travel time varies from 2 hrs 30 mins to 3hrs 15 mins.  If you fly to Shannon, get onward connection by bus to Limerick, and either bus or train from Limerick to Cork; total distance 70 miles [this is an awkward connection, best avoided].

The University and Cork

The university stands on a bluff overlooking the south channel of the River Lee about 1 mile west of the city centre.  The original buildings by Deane and Woodward date from 1848 when the University was founded as one of the Queen’s Colleges – the others being in Galway and Belfast.  In 1908 the Queen’s Colleges of Cork and Galway were amalgamated with the Royal University in Dublin as Constituent Colleges of the federal National University of Ireland.  The Queen’s College Belfast then became The Queen’s University Belfast and remains so to this day. By the Universities Act, 1997 the three constituent Colleges of the National University of Ireland, together with Maynooth, became constituent Universities of the restructured National University of Ireland.

Cork has been a city for over 800 years, is the largest city in Ireland outside Dublin, and is a regional industrial centre for Munster.  Well known to tourists for Blarney Castle, Cork has a large harbour with direct connections by sea to France and the UK; it has two third-level colleges and a long tradition in brewing.

Conference Costs

On this occasion, we have separated the basic registration fee from the cost of the conference papers, anticipating that all registered participants may not need the latter.

Registration fee: IR£30
 Conference papers:  IR£25
Conference Banquet*: IR£25
Conference Excursion**: IR£15

Reduced Registration fee for students.

* The Conference Banquet, on Thursday evening [July 22nd], at 7.00 p.m., will be in Greene’s Restaurant on MacCurtain Street in the city centre.  The Restaurant is part of Isaac’s hostel and hotel complex which includes the popular bistro, Isaac’s.  A meat, fish and vegetarian main course will be available, and wine is included.

**  The Conference Excursion, on Wednesday afternoon [July 21st] ? from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. ? is by coach from UCC, through East Cork and Co. Waterford to Lismore.  There will be an opportunity to visit the Cathedral of St Carthage, a mediaeval foundation and one of the simplest and most beautiful Cathedrals in Ireland.  Some may prefer to visit Lismore Castle grounds overlooking the River Blackwater.  Lismore Castle, which  is not open to the public, was originally the seat of the Boyle family, the Earls of Cork; here the chemist Robert Boyle was born.  From Lismore, we travel south through Villierstown, a seventeenth-century planned town associated with linen production.  Across the river at the entrance to the road into the town stands a gate, a folly, in the northern Indian mogul style.  From Villierstown the coach drives through Cloyne, where George Berkeley was Bishop; then to Middleton, where we visit the Jameson Heritage Centre.  In the Middleton distillery are the produced the Irish Whiskeys: Paddy, Powers, the various Jamesons and Middleton.


Available on campus, at the Castlewhite Apartments; in city-centre hostel; in B&B [Bed & Breakfast] accommodation adjacent to the university; in nearby hotels [all grades available].
Reservations should be made soon.

On the Conference web-page [] are listed and described some hostels, hotels and B&Bs.

If you wish to make your own arrangements, you may wish to telephone Cork-Kerry    Tourism, Grand Parade, Cork [tel.: (353)21.273251; e-mail:; web-page:].  Cork-Kerry Tourism will make reservations for you, but requires a credit card.

If you wish to reserve directly, here are some telephone numbers:
Castlewhite University Apartments: (353)21-902867 [IR£21 per person, per night*]
Garnish House B&B: (353)21-275111 [IR£45 per person, per night*]
Rosarie Villas B&B: (353)21-272958 [IR£25 per person, per night; only twin or doubles now available]
Hayfield Manor Hotel: (353)21-315600 [IR£90 per person, per night **]
Jury’s Hotel: (353)21-276622 [IR£78 per person, per night**]

*prices are for single rooms
**This is a corporate rate; if you book independently the price will be higher.

If you wish to reserve through Garrett Barden, please contact him directly on his e-mail: – telling him which kind of accommodation you need and what your upper daily limit is.  Prices, as you will have noticed from the web-page, range widely even within B&Bs.

Useful address and numbers

Secretary, Hume Society Meeting, Philosophy Department, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland.  Tel:  (353)21-902588; fax (353)21-276079.

Professor Desmond Clarke, Philosophy Department, University College Cork.

Professor Garrett Barden, Philosophy Department, University College Cork.


The conference is being assisted financially by the Philosophy Department, University College Cork, and by the Arts Faculty Fund, University College, Cork.