Author Archives: Emer Twomey

Fermoy and the Great Famine

Just another letter? Not when its dated November 1846 and from Ireland. The period 1845-52 was to become known as “The Great Famine” and left its mark on Ireland and its people, places and politics for decades. You see, this letter is … Continue reading

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Grand Designs from a Grand Tour

To complement the current exhibition in UCC Library – A Grand Tour, paintings by Geraldine O’Riordan – UCC Library Archives Service has organised a display of photographs of Bantry House, Bantry, Co. Cork. The photographs selected from the Bantry Estate Collection can be … Continue reading

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The Samuel Lopes Salzedo Collection

UCC Library Archives Service is delighted to announce the generous donation from Caroline Lopes-Salzedo of two George Bernard Shaw letters. The letters date from the 1930s-40s,  sent by Shaw to Samuel Lopes Salzedo (Caroline’s grandfather). Samuel Lopes Salzedo was born in London in … Continue reading

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