Tag Archives: Poetry

“Ring Them Bells”: Father Prout and The Bells of Shandon

When listing archives even the smallest collections can draw you into the lives and works of the individuals who inhabit the material. Such was the case when I recently listed the Francis S. Mahony Collection. The collection consists of just … Continue reading

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National Library Week – Day 6

This Reading Life: 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 project is curated by … Continue reading

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National Library Week – Day 5

This Reading Life: Sheila Mannix 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 project is curated by Fergal … Continue reading

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National Library Week – Day 4

This Reading Life: Raymond Deane 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 project is curated by … Continue reading

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National Library Week – Day 3

This Reading Life: Paul Tiernan 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 project is curated by … Continue reading

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National Library Week – Day 2

This Reading Life: Trevor Joyce 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 project is curated by … Continue reading

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National Library Week – Day 1

This Reading Life: Judy Kravis 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 project is curated by … 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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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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