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Banned Books from The River-side: The Tailor and Ansty

Welcome to the first post in a new series of blog posts: … from The River-side. This series will tie into the themed displays on Q floor of UCC Library and will focus on one or two items from Special … Continue reading

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Reflection on the Use of Scalar

The River-side welcomes this guest post from Cara Long and David Leen, student workers with the Academic Communication and Technology team in UCC Library. Cara is a final year Business Information Systems student, and David is studying Sustainability in Enterprise. … Continue reading

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Work Placement: Historical Research Skills in Action

The River-side welcomes this guest post from Kian O’Mahony, a student on the 2021/2022 MA in History in UCC, that includes the HI6063: Work Placement and Portfolio module. Kian spent six weeks in UCC Library: in Academic Services, Special Collections & Archives listing small collections … Continue reading

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Pi Day and Historical Recipes

Pi and Pi Day Pi is often represented by the lower-case Greek letter π and it is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter.   Pi is an irrational number (a decimal with no end and no repeating … Continue reading

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Seachtain na Gaeilge: Irish Language Manuscript Collections at UCC Library

UCC Library’s Special Collections & Archives has rich Irish language collections including: The personal book collection of 20th century professor of Irish at UCC: Prof. Tadhg O Donnchadha also known as Torna. Items in Irish from the Older Printed Books … Continue reading

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#ColourOurCollections: Images from the Cartographic Visual Collection

Following on from Elaine’s post yesterday, I am going to discuss two items I selected from our Cartographic Visual Collection for use in our #ColourOurCollections colouring book. Napoleonic Print The first image is from a collection of Napoleonic Prints and … Continue reading

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#ColourOurCollections: Introduction

What is #ColourOurCollections? Colour Our Collections is an annual international colouring festival on social media where libraries, museums, archives and other cultural institutions share free colouring content featuring images from their collections. It was launched by The New York Academy of Medicine Library in … Continue reading

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From 18th century Tipperary to 20th century Cork: Insights into Handwritten Records in a Private Residence and an Academic Institution

The Riverside welcomes this guest post from Úna Faller who in summer 2021 undertook an online work placement in Special Collections using digital surrogates of The Donations Book 1931-1955 and Library Book of Barne House (1774). Úna completed her undergraduate … Continue reading

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Beggars and Artisans: A Cultural History of Cork’s Franciscan Friary / Images as Narratives: Mosaics in St Francis Church, Cork

Student Exhibition, MA in Medieval History Images as Narratives: Mosaics in St Francis Church, Cork The figural mosaics in St Francis Church depict different scenes, yet they are all tied together by the unifying theme of life. This is most … Continue reading

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Beggars and Artisans: A Cultural History of Cork’s Franciscan Friary / Styles and Stained Glass in St Francis Church

Student Exhibition, MA in Medieval History Beggars and Artisans: Styles and Stained Glass Architecture and iconography of the modern St Francis Church in Cork merge various medieval stylistic traditions, ranging from eastern Byzantine elements to western Gothic influences, which together … Continue reading

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