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Jack Lynch Tunnel - 20th Anniversary Presentation and Site Visit

  • Date(s)
    Wednesday, 23 October 2019
  • Time(s)
    From 7:45 PM (tea/coffee) Presentation starts at 8:15 PM
  • Venue
    Radisson Blu Hotel, Little Island, Cork

About the event

Please note that the site visit element of this event is now FULLY SUBSCRIBED.

The Jack Lynch Tunnel – Ireland’s first immersed tube tunnel – opened 20 years ago this year and is an integral part of Cork’s road network carrying approximately 68,000 vehicles per day.

To commemorate this milestone, a presentation and site visit has been arranged by the Cork region providing a unique opportunity for members to get a closer look at the 610m long twin-bore tunnel under the River Lee.

The event will begin with a 30-minute presentation at 8:15 PM at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Little Island covering the planning, design, construction, maintenance and operation of the tunnel.

Following the presentation, those attending the site visit will be transported by bus to the tunnel where a guided walking tour (lasting approximately 1 hour) will be provided during a scheduled maintenance closure.  The group will return to the hotel by bus between 10:30pm and 11.00pm.


Attendees taking part in the site visit element of the evening are required to bring appropriate PPE (i.e. hard hat, safety boots and high visibility vest).

About the speakers

Joe Shinkwin Chartered Engineer - Director, Mott MacDonald Ireland
Joe has 37 years' experience in the design, management and construction of a wide range of civil engineering projects including road works, bridges, marine structures and immersed tube tunnels. In Mott MacDonald Ireland’s role (formally Ewbank Preece OhEocha) as Employer’s Representative for the original tunnel contract, Joe has worked on the Jack Lynch Tunnel project since the design and construction stages. He continues to lead Mott MacDonald Ireland’s JLT project team in their role as civil/structural consultant to the Tunnel Operator (ERTO) for maintenance and improvement works.

Marie Therese McCormack Chartered Engineer - Infrastructure Manager, Egis Road & Tunnel Operation Ireland
Marie Therese received her BA BAI from Trinity College Dublin in 2001 and became a Chartered Member of Engineers Ireland in 2009. She commenced her employment with ERTO as Senior Civil Engineer in 2013 and in 2016 progressed to her current role as Infrastructure Manager for the operation & maintenance of the Jack Lynch Tunnel, Dublin Tunnel & Motorway Traffic Control Centre for Ireland.


Admission is free and all are welcome.  However, places on the site were limited and it is now fully subscribed.  We are still taking bookings for the presentation itself and this should be done using the link provided.

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CPD record

Attendance at this event should be recorded as it can be counted as part of your overall CPD hours for the year - the presentation counts as 1 hour CPD and attendance at the Site Visit provides an additional hour.

Recording your CPD is really easy - visit My CPD to record your 2019 CPD hours.