Author Archives: Emer Twomey

George Boole: Academic, Author, Husband and Father

This highlights additional original George Boole material or Boole-related information that forms part of George Boole archives at UCC Library. Continue reading

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Portal to the Past – You’ll be surprised what you find in the Archives

Taking up from Emma Horgan’s post last week I’d like to introduce some of the thought-processes behind our choice of images. From past experience when I introduce the idea of what archival material is, some people can look blankly at … Continue reading

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1972: Ireland Votes For Change

On the 11th October 2017, Emeritus Professor J.J. Lee launched UCC Library’s latest exhibition 1972:Ireland Votes For Change.  The exhibition, curated by Emer Twomey and Emma Horgan (Archivists, UCC Library) marks the donation of the Neville Keery Collection to University … Continue reading

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The Sullivan Barry Collection

UCC Library is pleased to open to the public the Sullivan Barry Collection. This collection, generously donated by John and Patricia Barry in 2013, consists of 24 handwritten letters (1874-1898) by siblings and cousins of the Sullivan and Barry families of Cork of their … Continue reading

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Eoin MacNeill: Easter Rising 1916

Earlier this year a handwritten letter by Commander Eoin MacNeill (Chief-of-Staff of the Irish Volunteers) was donated to UCC Library. This letter, dated 19th April 1916, signed by MacNeill and addressed to Mrs. McKean, was a cover letter to an enclosed … Continue reading

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Frank O’Connor: “the incarnation of livingness”

On the 10th March 1966 the death occurred of the Cork-born writer Frank O’Connor at the age of 62 in Dublin. He was best known for his short stories and memoirs. 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of his passing. His death came as … Continue reading

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This Reading Life: A Project for National Library Week (16-22 Nov 2015)

Curated by 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 following text presents the … Continue reading

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Dromana 800: a celebration of the FitzGerald/Villiers-Stuart family in Waterford

Not many of us can say we can trace our family back to the same home for the last 800 years but 2015 marks this very special anniversary for the Villiers-Stuart family living in Dromana, Villierstown, Co. Waterford. The family are celebrating … Continue reading

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George Boole and Valentine’s Day

“Ne m’oubliez pas – forget-me-not” Held within the George Boole Papers at UCC Library there is a letter (BP/1/267) from an unidentified former student from Doncaster recounting a Valentine’s Day incident which resulted in Boole composing a short verse, “Ne … Continue reading

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“I’m ready for my close-up”: preparing The Great Book of Ireland for exhibition

We hope by now many people have been able to visit the Glucksman Gallery at University College Cork to enjoy all on offer from the current exhibition Facing Pages: the Art of The Great Book of Ireland. The centrepiece of … Continue reading

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