Intercultural Social at UCC


Salve a tutti!

Wednesday, 6th November saw the Italian Society join forces with Europa Society and French Society in UCC for an intercultural social night. We had a great night at the Old Bar on campus chatting with so many people from all over. Although most of our committee members were comfortably happy in the familiar setting on their home turf, the Old Bar seemed to be transformed into a cultural hub – such was the high level of cultural intermingling in the place. The Old Bar was an intimate choice for the social night, and we had so much fun hearing interesting and entertaining stories from visiting students (many of them experiencing the ERASMUS programme) from within Europe. We had the pleasure of speaking to students from Italy, France, Spain and, of course, Ireland. The night was a resounding success and a perfect example of how a group of like-minded individuals with an interest in culture and a passion for languages can come together on what was a truly enjoyable evening. It was especially lovely to see new friendships forming in front of our eyes, as we know how difficult it can be for those spending time away from home.

Thanks to Caroline Sheehan from Europe Society, Enda O’Riordan from French Society, and, of course, our Italian Society auditor Ciara Murphy, for their work in planning and preparing for the social. A big thank you is owed to The Boot ( for their delicious platter of salami, ham, mortadella olives and cheese. We’re so looking forward to our next night out of music, mingling and making lots of new friends!

You can find out more details of our future plans on our regularly updated Facebook and Twitter pages.

A presto,


Webmaster, UCC Italian Society.

Un Nuovo Inizio – A New Beginning

Ciao a tutti!

Welcome to our first blog! We’re very excited to begin a new year of meeting lots of new people and bringing some Italian language and culture to our campus. It’s only October, so it may feel like we’re only beginning but so much has happened already. As a quick recap, here’s what’s been going on:

On September 18th, we spent the day saying ‘Ciao’ to all of our new members and, most importantly, we brought a taste of Italy with us for everyone to enjoy! We had a mix of salamis, cheeses, olives, ham, mortadella and bruschetta at our stand, thanks to the hard work of Pasquale from The Boot Specialities in Cork.

Mix of salamis, mortadella, ham, cheese and olives.

Mix of salamis, mortadella, ham, cheese and olives.

We welcomed hundreds of new members that day, and it was really lovely to see so many people interested in our society and in the Italian language and culture (but mainly the food, we’re guessing!).

The meet and greet feeling of Societies Day was over as quickly as it had come along and before long, we were busy making preparations for so many events that we have planned during the year. Our first event, which will be held in collaboration with UCC International Students Society, will go ahead TONIGHT!! We will be co-hosting a film screening of Academy Award Societies Daywinning ‘Life is Beautiful’, followed by a relaxing social in The Holy Cow. It kicks off at 8pm and will no doubt continue for as long as you want it to, so come along and take advantage of all of the special offers that we’ve been busy organising for the past while! It’s important to say that everyone is welcome, you don’t have to have signed up for the Italian or the International Students Society before. It’s a great way (the best way, in my opinion), to meet some interesting and like-minded people and kickstart those college friendships that last well into and beyond adulthood we’ve heard about in so many movies!

We also have active Facebook and Twitter pages, which are regularly updated. Take a look!

A presto,


Webmaster, UCC Italian Society.