Author Archives: codoibhlin

A Boolean Christmas in Cork,1850

George Boole did not always manage to spend Christmas with family during his time in Cork.  Often the College holidays did not allow enough time for the long journey back to Lincoln.  Sometimes money was also an issue.  In December 1850 … Continue reading

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George Boole’s untimely death

George Boole died in Cork on the 8th December 1864 following a short illness.  On the 24th November 1864 Boole was caught in heavy rain on his way from his house in Ballintemple to lectures at Queens College, a distance … Continue reading

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George Boole writes a letter to his students 6 November 1849

To mark the launch of George Boole 200 at UCC we have selected from UCC Library Archives one of the first letters written by Boole from Cork on 6th November 1849 just over a week after his arrival in the city.  The … Continue reading

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George Boole’s first letter from Cork

On the 25th of October 1849, 165 years ago, George Boole F.R.S  (1815 -1864) wrote his first letter home to Lincoln, England from his new place of employment, the City of Cork.  Boole had just been appointed the first Professor … Continue reading

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The Hustle and Bustle of Christmas

This is a translation of “Cleachtaí agus Fotharaga na Nollag” available here: http://blogs.ucc.ie/wordpress/theriverside/2013/12/26/cleachtai-agus-fotharaga-na-nollag/ The hustle and bustle of Christmas today derives primarily from the impact of the Victorian world and of American commercialism:  The Christmas tree, for example, and the … Continue reading

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Cleachtaí agus Fotharaga na Nollag

Translation:  http://blogs.ucc.ie/wordpress/theriverside/2013/12/27/hustle-bustle-christmas/ Cleachtaí agus Fotharaga na Nollag sa lá atá inniu ann, eascraíonn siad cuid mhaith ó Victeoiriachas agus ó Mheiriceánachas: An Crann Nollag, agus an turcaí, cuirim i gcás, is nithe iad nach mbíodh áit go hiondúil acu i gceiliúradh … Continue reading

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The River-side – reflections on research collections

The River-side is a new blog which will communicate information about research collections, projects and events in Special Collections, Archives and Repository Services, UCC Library. Our focus is the Library’s unique and distinctive collections including older printed books, manuscripts, archive collections, … Continue reading

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