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Portal to the Past- Discover what you’ll find in the Archive

In a follow up to Elaine Harrington’s previous post, I will be examining in more detail, the first of the images from the archival collections, outlining why we chose them to be displayed on the wall. Firstly, the criteria underlying … 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 Book of Kells: Image and Text / Making Manuscripts

Student Exhibition, MA in Medieval History Making Manuscripts Medieval manuscripts were written by hand, the word ‘manuscript’ being derived from the Latin words ‘manu’ meaning ‘by hand’ and ‘scriptus’ meaning ‘written’. They were copied on parchment made from the skins … 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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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 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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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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