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IE BL/L/SOR

Séan Ó Riordáin Collection

[1949] - 1987

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18 items


CONTEXT:

IE BL/L/SOR is Séan Ó Riordáin material held in UCC Library. The Collection consists of material removed from books in the Ó Riordáin library deposited in Special Collections, and from administrative files in Special Collections.

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Access: Available by appointment with the Archives Service to holders of UCC Readers tickets.

Language: English

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IE BL/L/SOR

1.   17 June – 19 [Dec.] 1963

Two letters in Irish to Ó Riordáin from [Cosslett O C ] Billis Rectory, New Inn, Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan.  2 items

2.   1970

Material relation to the Irish Pavilion at Expo ’70 in Japan. Features a warm letter to Ó Riordáin from Atsuko Mitsuhashi, Yokohama, informing him of the publication of translations of his poems into Japanese. Also two photographs from the Expo, one showing a book by Ó Riordáin on display.  4 items

3.   7 May 1973

Letter in Irish from Seamus Ó Suilleabháin, Government Publications Office, Dublin to Ó Riordáin, praising a recent newspaper article by him. 2pp

4.    (1949) – 1987

Material associated with the 1987 UCD publication “Mise Seán Ó Riordáin 1916 – 1970”. Includes correspondence between An tÓllamh Brendan Ó Buachalla, UCD and UCC Library relating to UCC’s holdings; a list of Ó Riordáin’s library at UCC; draft introductions and timelines for the book and photocopies of mss letters and sketches by Ó Riordáin.  9 items

5.    1987

Items relating to an exhibition held in UCD to mark the publication of “Mise Seán Ó Riordáin 1916 – 1970”. Includes a list of Ó Riordáin’s books borrowed from UCC; notes on dates and captions for photographs; copies of letters and sketches to be displayed; details of the exhibition layout. (This material was originally in a folder marked ‘Siobhan Ní Laoire’).  52pp

6.    [nd]

Notebook inscribed ‘Eibhlis Ní Mhurchadha’, a student of English Literature, containing mss notes on Hamlet and poetry in general. Some notes in Irish.  40pp


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Author: Emer Twomey, Archivist, UCC Library, University College Cork

Last updated: 19 August 2014

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