Author Archives: Elaine Harrington

UCC’s Special Collections on Shush! Sounds from UCC Library

Recently I was asked to record a segment about UCC Library’s Special Collections for a music & library radio chat show: Shush! Sounds from UCC Library. The show is hosted by Martin O’Connor & Ronan Madden for UCC 98.3 FM Monday … Continue reading

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Behind the Stories: Harry Potter at The River-side

UCC’s Harry Potter Society is very active and when each academic year begins holds a sorting ceremony  and has a Yule Ball at Hallowe’en. This year in mid-November the latest film in the Harry Potter universe is to be released: … Continue reading

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Culture Night: Shakespeare’s Sources & the Boole Library’s Resources

The River-side welcomes this guest post from Dr Edel Semple, School of English on her experience using items from Special Collections’ early modern books collections in her Culture Night talk ‘Shakespeare’s Sources and Boole Library’s Resources.’ Shakespeare’s Sources and Boole … Continue reading

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Curating ‘Cervantes “Prince of Wits” (1616-2016): Life, Work Legacy’

The River-side welcomes this guest post from Dr Stephen Boyd, Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies on his experience curating the exhibition Cervantes “Prince of Wits” (1616-2016): Life, Work Legacy.’ I hope that this post which recounts and reflects on … Continue reading

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Cervantes ‘Prince of Wits’: A Printed Legacy

This year we celebrate the 400th anniversaries of the deaths of two literary geniuses: Shakespeare (died 3 May 1616 in Stratford-upon-Avon) and Cervantes (died 22 April 1616 in Madrid). To mark Cervantes’ anniversary UCC Library in conjunction with the Dept. … Continue reading

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Mountaineering: Being On Top of the World

In 1856 a British team calculated the height of Mt Everest as 29,002 feet (8,848 metres) above sea level. 2016 marks the 160th anniversary of this calculation and until mid-April there is a display on mountaineering on Q floor, Boole Library. … Continue reading

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Santa Stockings & Miniature Books Part II

Before Christmas I wrote about miniature books and I wondered would Santa bring me a miniature book? As with any Special Collections there is a back-log of unprocessed collections. While I was sorting through one of the unprocessed collections I … Continue reading

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Santa Stockings & Miniature Books

When I was young and believed in Santa Claus I used to get small presents in my Santa stocking. Such presents could be fruit (a throwback to the Victorian age or post-World War II Ireland) or a magnet. If I … Continue reading

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National Library Week – Day 6

This Reading Life: Fergal Gaynor For each of the seven days of National Library Week 2015 the River-side blog will host responses from a group of seven contributors who were asked to nominate seven ‘formative’ books. The project is curated by … Continue reading

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