Author Archives: Elaine Harrington

Work Placement: Historical Research Skills in Action

The River-side welcomes this guest post from Kian O’Mahony, a student on the 2021/2022 MA in History in UCC, that includes the HI6063: Work Placement and Portfolio module. Kian spent six weeks in UCC Library: in Academic Services, Special Collections & Archives listing small collections … Continue reading

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Pi Day and Historical Recipes

Pi and Pi Day Pi is often represented by the lower-case Greek letter π and it is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter.   Pi is an irrational number (a decimal with no end and no repeating … Continue reading

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Seachtain na Gaeilge: Irish Language Manuscript Collections at UCC Library

UCC Library’s Special Collections & Archives has rich Irish language collections including: The personal book collection of 20th century professor of Irish at UCC: Prof. Tadhg O Donnchadha also known as Torna. Items in Irish from the Older Printed Books … Continue reading

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#ColourOurCollections: Introduction

What is #ColourOurCollections? Colour Our Collections is an annual international colouring festival on social media where libraries, museums, archives and other cultural institutions share free colouring content featuring images from their collections. It was launched by The New York Academy of Medicine Library in … Continue reading

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From 18th century Tipperary to 20th century Cork: Insights into Handwritten Records in a Private Residence and an Academic Institution

The Riverside welcomes this guest post from Úna Faller who in summer 2021 undertook an online work placement in Special Collections using digital surrogates of The Donations Book 1931-1955 and Library Book of Barne House (1774). Úna completed her undergraduate … Continue reading

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Beggars and Artisans: A Cultural History of Cork’s Franciscan Friary / Images as Narratives: Mosaics in St Francis Church, Cork

Student Exhibition, MA in Medieval History Images as Narratives: Mosaics in St Francis Church, Cork The figural mosaics in St Francis Church depict different scenes, yet they are all tied together by the unifying theme of life. This is most … Continue reading

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Beggars and Artisans: A Cultural History of Cork’s Franciscan Friary / Styles and Stained Glass in St Francis Church

Student Exhibition, MA in Medieval History Beggars and Artisans: Styles and Stained Glass Architecture and iconography of the modern St Francis Church in Cork merge various medieval stylistic traditions, ranging from eastern Byzantine elements to western Gothic influences, which together … Continue reading

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Beggars and Artisans: A Cultural History of Cork’s Franciscan Friary / From Assisi to Cork: Architecture of the Modern Church of St Francis

Student Exhibition, MA in Medieval History Beggars and Artisans: Architecture of the Modern Church of St Francis Nearly four hundred years after the dissolution of the monasteries, the Franciscans in Cork saw the opening of their new church in the … Continue reading

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Beggars and Artisans: A Cultural History of Cork’s Franciscan Friary / A Lost Medieval Friary

Student Exhibition, MA in Medieval History Beggars and Artisans: A Lost Medieval Friary Historical maps of Cork city give a clear indication about the location of the medieval Franciscan friary. UCC’s Special Collections houses a copy of the Civitates Orbis … Continue reading

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