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September 27 - 30, 2022

The 2022 Business and Law Symposium sponsored by the Irish American Law Society of Cleveland in association with University College Cork will take place September 27 through September 30, 2022, in Dublin and Cork Ireland.  

The program will offer at least eight continuing legal education credits and will be packed with opportunities to network with colleagues from both sides of the Atlantic.

Air Transportation and Hotel Accommodations are on your own, however, hotels will be reserved for your booking in both Dublin and Cork.  It is preferred that you use the reserved hotels as that is where the busses from Dublin to Cork will be picking up and dropping off.

TIMETABLE OF EVENTS  (* All times are subject to minor variation)

Tuesday, September 27th at 5:00 PM*  
The Honorable Society of King’s Inns
Constitution Hill, Dublin 7
  - We will be in the Main Hall for a one hour CLE presentation on Independence of the Judiciary followed by a cocktail reception.  This event is to be attended by registrants and their guests.
Wednesday, September 28th at 5:00 PM*
The Law Society of Ireland
Blackhall Place, Dublin 7
  - We will be in the President’s Hall for a one hour CLE presentation on Ireland as a Global Center for Legal Services.  A cocktail reception will immediately follow in the Blue Room.  This event is to be attended by registrants and their guests.
Thursday, September 29th at 10:00 AM*
  - We will board two motor coaches to take us to Cork.  Each bus will pick up at one hotel in Dublin and drop off at one Hotel in Cork.  The total trip is estimated to take 2 hours and 45 minutes.  Locations for pick up and drop off will be determined based upon the number of our participants that are registered at the various hotels.
 Thursday, September 29th at 6:00 PM, (time confirmed)
 Cork City Hall, Angelsea Street, Cork
 - We will be hosted by Cork City Council and welcomed by Lord Mayor of Cork, Deirdre Forde at a cocktail reception in Cork City Hall.   
Friday, September 30th at 8:30 AM*
UCC Centre for Executive Education  
Lapps Quay, Cork 

 - Six hours of CLE: 
8:30 to 9:00 AM                -           Pastries and Coffee 
9:00 to 10:00 AM              -           Civil Litigation CLE
10:15 to 11:15 AM            -           Cannabis Law CLE 
11:15 to 12:15 PM            -           Digital Security and Privacy CLE 
12:15 to 1:15 PM              -           Lunch 
1:15 to 4:15 PM                -           Environmental Law CLE  

This event is to be attended by registered attorneys and speakers only.

Friday, September 30th at 6:00 PM
Imperial Hotel
76 South Mall, Cork
 - This will be our official closing event.  We will enjoy a cocktail reception and dinner at the Imperial Hotel.  This event is to be attended by registrants and their guests.
Saturday, October 1st, Time TBD
 - We are finalizing details for guided tours of Middleton Distillery and the harbor town of Cobh.  Bus transportation will be arranged. Middleton is approximately 24 minutes from Cork City Centre. There we will  tour the distillery and have the opportunity to taste (and purchase) some fine Irish whiskeys.  The bus will then take us to historic Cobh (20 minute drive) for a walking tour of the town where many of our ancestors  boarded ships and emigrated to the US.  Cobh was also the last port of call for the Titanic and the center  from which a rescue effort was launched to save 761 survivors of the Lusitania.  The bus will then return us to  City Centre (20 minute drive) 
 - This will be an optional event and will carry an additional add-on per person fee, the amount still to be determined.  It may be attended by both registrants and guests.

Event Locations

Kings Inns -   The Honorable Society of King’s Inns (King’s Inns), established in 1541, is Ireland’s oldest school of law.  King’s Inns is the Irish ‘Inn of Court’ for training and admitting legal professionals who wish to be awarded the degree of Barrister–at–Law.  Home - King's Inns (

Blackhall Place -  The headquarters of Law Society of Ireland, the professional body for Solicitors in the Ireland. The Law Society of Ireland | Regulatory, Educational and Membership Body For Irish Solicitors

Cork City Hall - The foundation stone of Cork City Hall was laid by Éamon de Valera on the 9th of July 1932 and opened in 1936.  The building stands as a replacement to the previous City Hall that was destroyed by British troops in the fire of 1920, also known as The Burning of Cork, and was one of the key events in Ireland's struggle for independence.

University College Cork School of Law -  UCC School of Law is a globally recognized law school, ranked in the top 100 in the QS Rankings. The Law School will be our host in Cork and has generously assisted in the development of the curriculum and panelists. Our CLE events will take place at the UCC Centre for Executive Education in the heart of downtown Cork. Lapps Quay | University College Cork (

The Imperial Hotel Cork - We will celebrate the closing dinner of our Symposium at this hotel which was commissioned in 1813. It has played host to many historic figures including Frederick Douglas and President John F. Kennedy.  Michael Collins spent his last night alive at the Imperial before he was shot at Béal na Bláth, West Cork. Hotels in Cork City, Luxury Cork Hotels | Imperial Hotel Cork 

Reception at Kings Inns, Dublin during our 2016 Symposium


Guests are required to book their own flights.

Bus transportation will be provided between Dublin and Cork on September 29, 2022. We have reserved two busses which will pick up from two of our Dublin Hotels and drop off at two of our Cork Hotels based upon bookings.


Hotels will be booked on your own.  Below are rooms that have been blocked for our group.  We suggest that you book rooms at these hotels as the busses that will transport us from Dublin to Cork will only pick up and drop off at single locations.  We are planning on two busses to pick up at two different hotels in Dublin.  Drop offs will be determined based upon the hotels chosen by attendees in Cork.

Dublin Hotels

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Maldron Hotel Smithfield
Smithfield Square, Smithfield
Dublin 7, D07 RF2Y
+353 (0) 1 485 0900 
15 rooms are being held on this block.  This hotel is the closest of the hotels to our two event venues. within a 5 minute walk of each.  The rooms will remain available until September 6, 2022 or until they are fully booked.  If you find they are fully booked, please contact and we will attempt to request additional rooms.

 Rooms are €180 per night based on double occupancy; €195 with breakfast.
To reserve - E-mail to and use the code: PATR270922
Hampton by Hilton Dublin City Centre
25 Chancery St, Smithfield
Dublin, D07 KX21, Ireland
+353 1 658 2355
Hampton by Hilton Dublin City Centre

This is a new build hotel that is opening July 1, 2022.  It is located directly behind the Four Court's complex and located within a 10 minute walk to both of our event venues.  It is one block from the River Liffey with easy access to the Temple Bar area.

Rooms are €189 per night for a Standard Queen room, €205 per night for Standard King room, inclusive if VAT and hot buffet breakfast.
This hotel will allow the same rates for Monday, September 26 for guests who wish to arrive a day early.   The website automatically gives you three nights instead of two.  If you are staying only the two nights in Dublin, be sure to edit your dates.
To reserve -   Use the IALSC exclusive booking link: Irish American Law Society of Cleveland – Hampton by Hilton Dublin City Centre

The Brooks Hotel
Drury Street
Dublin, D02 TV06
+353 1 6704000
Brooks Hotel Dublin | Dublin City Centre Hotel near Grafton Street

This Hotel is on the South side of the Liffey, located in the midst of Stephens Green, Trinity College and Temple Bar. There are 10 Classic Rooms and 10 Deluxe rooms being held for our booking.

Rates are €300 Bed & Breakfast per night for a Classic room and €340 Bed & Breakfast per night for a Deluxe room.
To reserve:  Do not attempt to book online.  Call the number above or e-mail The group reservation number is: 121015. 

Cork Hotels

In Cork our events include our CLE at the UCC Centre for Executive Education at Lapps Quay; A reception at Cork City Hall and a closing dinner at the Imperial Hotel.  The Imperial Hotel and the Clayton Hotel are both within walking distance of all events.  The River Lee Hotel is closer to the UCC Campus but is a good 20-minute walk from Lapps Quay. A fourth hotel, The Kingsley is a four star but is a 40-minute walk or 14-minute drive from Lapps Quay.
All hotels in Cork will have the option of staying an extra night on October 1st so that you might be able to explore more of Cork and its surrounds.  On that date we will have an optional tour to the Middleton Distillery and to Cobh.
Cork Hotels
The Imperial Hotel Cork
76 South Mall
Cork, Ireland, T12 A2YT
+353 21 4274040 
The Imperial is where we will have our closing dinner on September 30th.  It is located within walking distance of our events at Cork City Hall and the UCC Centre for Executive Education.

Rates are €185 per night for a classic double room for Thursday, September 29 and Friday, September 30.  If you plan to stay over Saturday night, October 1st, you will be quoted the best rate available. (€325 per night at the time of this posting)
To reserve -   E-mail or call to make reservations and indicate that you are with the Irish American Law Society of Cleveland/UCC event. 
Clayton Hotel Cork City
Lapp’s Quay
T12 RD6E
+353 (0)21 422 4900 
The Clayton is also located within walking distance of all or our Cork events, including the dinner at the Imperial.

Rates are €10 off of the best available rate. (At the time of this posting the best available rate for those dates was €179 per night for a double room which was available for all three nights)    
To reserve – book online  and enter Promo Code SPECOFF to receive your online discount.
The River Lee  
Western Road
T12 X2AH
+353 21 493 7704
The River Lee is located 1 mile from our events and is very close the UCC campus.  It has 10 rooms available for our room block, rooms available for booking until August 4, 2022.

Rates are €210 B&B per room, per night for single occupancy. There would be an additional €10 for an extra guest.
To reserve - contacting our reservations team at  and quote reference GROUPIALBB.  You cannot book this room online.
There is a fourth Hotel that is a little further out from the events. It is 4-star luxury rated hotel. This would be a 40-minute walk or 14-minute drive from Lapps Quay.
The Kingsley
Victoria Cross 
T12 P680
+353 21 480 0500 
Rates are €170.00 B&B per classic single room per night and €185.00 B&B per classic double/twin room per night.
Rooms are available until August 31, 2022.
To reserve - contact the reservations department by calling +353214800500 or by emailing and quote UCC School of Law

Tuition And Fees

See the "EVETNS" links below to make online payments.  To pay by check please send c/o Patrick Murphy, 1468 West 9th Street, suite 135, Cleveland, OH 44113

Full Tuition $1,000.   Must be paid by August 31, 2022.

Balance if deposit was made $600.00   Must be paid by August 31, 2022

Guest Registration $250.00. (Includes all reception/dinner/networking events and bus transport to Cork.  Guest Registration does not include CLE credit or CLE events in Cork) Must be paid by August 31, 2022


Tuition - $1,000 September 27, 2022 00:00
Full Tuition includes 8 hours of CLE; two presentations and cocktail events in Dublin; bus transportation from Dublin to Cork; welcoming cocktail reception in Cork; a full day of CLE in Cork including refreshments and lunch; closing cocktail reception and dinner at the Imperial Hotel in Cork.
Guest Registration - $250 September 27, 2022 00:00
Guest registration includes your guest's participation in the Kings Inns, Blackhall Place and Cork City Hall events and cocktail receptions.  It will cover the guest's bus transportation from Dublin to Cork.  It will also cover the closing cocktail reception and dinner at The Imperial Hotel in Cork 
Balance of Early Deposit - $650 September 27, 2022 00:00
For those who made the early discount deposit, please pay the balance here by August 31, 2022.  The payment incudes the same benefits that are listed in the full tuition above.
Cobh/Midleton Tour on October 1st October 01, 2022 09:15
Attendees to this tour will be picked up by motor coach on Saturday morning, October 1st at 9:15 AM and taken to Cobh for a walking tour of this harbor town.  Immediately after that tour we will be bussed to Midleton for a tour of the Distillery and whiskey tasting which will start at 12:10 PM.  We will be bussed back to Cork City Centre by approximately  2:00 PM.  The fee below is for one person and covers fees for the tours and transportation.  If you registered a guest please make an additional payment at the link below this one on the Symposium page.
Cobh/Midleton Guest October 01, 2022 09:15
Guest fee for the Cobh/Midleton tours.