Ireland day 0784. Tuesday 21 November 2023- Cork Meeting *

Ireland day 0784. Tuesday 21 November 2023- Cork Meeting
Today’s summary Val was working at the Museum and I had a business meeting in Cork today. So a busy day all round. Took an early train from Heuston and returned later in the evening. A long day, but rewarding
Today’s weather Dry and bright with a bit of frost in the Midlands.  Light westerly wind. Appx 9C.
Today’s overview location
(The grey mark shows the location of my route)
Close-up location
(The orange line shows where I walked)
(Click button below to download GPX of today’s walk as recorded, or see interactive map at bottom with elevations corrected):
Cork city centre business trip

(Summary blog only.   Last full blog was Day 0368).

Today I went on a Business Trip and Val was at the museum. So for the first time in many years both of us were out at work earning a crust. A real back-to-the-future moment. It’s quite tough going, reassuming a mantle you thought you had shed some time ago, but very energising.

I had a 9am train to catch from Heuston to Cork, so it meant an early start but not unmanageably so. The travelling went ok (there and back) – trains mostly on time and I didn’t have to wait too long for connections.

I was in Cork for a meeting – which was reassuringly similar to a million I’d been to before, albeit with the novelty of being in a foreign country. It was also good just to be a participant and not to be having to chair it.

It was a short there-and-back shuttle to Cork today so I didn’t have long to see much of the city, apart from the walk across the river(s) from the station to the office. But it was looking busy and tidier than I remembered it from when we were last there in the summer.

I’m writing this on the train back from Connolly to Malahide and very much looking forward to getting back as I haven’t had much to eat all day and I’m starving!

More to follow in tomorrow’s update.

Today’s photos (click to enlarge)

Being a commuter again!  The 7:45 am train from Malahide Quick Luas ride from Connolly straight to Heuston
At Heuston station. I don’t quite know why, but I like it more than Connolly. A bit less forbidding, perhaps At Cork Kent station. Rather like York in the UK, it’s built on a curve. 
Looking down on the train Is just arrived on in Cork. The colour scheme and aerodynamic styling remind me of a squashed frog.  Looking down river in Cork. It’s remarkably similar to the outlook from one of the Liffey bridges in Dublin. 
Nght time falling in Cork on the way back to the station after the meeting. Quite picturesque. 
Interactive map

(Elevations corrected at  GPS Visualizer: Assign DEM elevation data to coordinates )

Total distance: 1307 m
Max elevation: 10 m
Min elevation: 2 m
Total climbing: 15 m
Total descent: -17 m
Total time: 00:14:01
Download file: Cork centre compressed corrected.gpx

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