Tag Archives: Cork

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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The Ó Longáin Family of Scribes & Their World of Manuscripts

To complement the Ó Longáin Conference recently held in UCC by the Department of Modern Irish / Roinn na Nua-Ghaeilge, material from manuscript and printed collections was selected for display cases in the Rare Books Reading Room in UCC Library’s Special … Continue reading

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Spring is in the air: George Boole on St. Patrick’s Day

Through the George Boole Papers held in UCC Library, we get a great insight into life of an academic living in Cork in the nineteenth century. Boole was obviously a considerate family man and wrote frequently to his family in … 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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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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Georgian Architecture in Ireland

Special Collections has material relating to Georgian architecture and in particular the activities of The Irish Georgian Society on display in the Boole Library, UCC. This display of material runs in tandem with Geraldine O’Riordan’s  exhibition A Grand Tour. The Records of … 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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