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This Focused Meeting will discuss microbiomes underpinning agriculture.

This event will take place 1–2 October 2018 at the Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork, Ireland.

Key topics:

  • Plant microbiomes underpinning agriculture
  • Soil microbiomes underpinning agriculture
  • Animal microbiomes underpinning agriculture
  • Methods for exploring microbiomes in agriculture

If you would like to register your interest or have an inquiry, please email conferences@microbiologysociety.org

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This meeting will take place at the Rochestown Park Hotel.

Rochestown Park Hotel
Rochestown Road


By car

Please visit Rochestown Park Hotel's website for further information.

By air

The closest airport is Cork Airport, which is just over 7 kilometres (4.5 miles) away from Rochestown Park Hotel. There are no direct buses from the airport to the hotel, but the Air Coach Service (route 226) can take you to the city centre, where you can catch the 223 local bus to right outside the hotel (17 mins).

It is also possible to fly to Dublin Airport, then catch an Air Coach service to Cork Airport.

Find out more on Cork Airport's website.

By ferry

Cork Ringaskiddy Ferry Port is located 13.4 kilometres (8.3 miles) away from the venue (approx. 17 mins).

By train (within Ireland)

If travelling from Dublin: Trains from Dublin's Heuston rail station to Kent Station in Cork run regularly.

If travelling from Galway: There are no direct trains from Galway rail station to Kent Station, but there are connection trains.

Please see Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail)'s website for timetables and more information.

By bus (within Ireland)

Please see Bus Éireann's website for more information.