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Special Collections' Outreach & Engagement: Exhibitions

How Special Collections interacts with the world.

Current Exhibition

UCC Library's current exhibition is 1972: Ireland Votes for Change to mark the donation of the Neville Keery Collection.  Mr. Keery has donated his private papers to UCC Library, University College Cork, and these will be available to the public in 2018.

Neville Keery (b.1939) is a Dublin-born poet and activist and has had a career as a journalist, administrative officer, Senator, and Senior European Commission Official.

Using items primarily from the Keery Collection the exhibition is focusing on the 1972 referendums in Ireland. In May 1972 Ireland voted to join the EEC, and in December 1972 voted to reduce the voting age from 21 to 18, and removed reference to the “special position” of the Roman Catholic Church in the Irish Constitution.

The exhibition was launched on Thursday 5th October, and is co-curated by Emer Twomey and Emma Horgan, Archivists, UCC Library.

The exhibition is located on the ground floor of the Boole Library, main campus University College Cork. Admission is free and all are welcome during the opening hours of the Boole Library.

Blog Post: 1972: Ireland Votes For Change

Emer Twomey and Emma Horgan, co-curators of 1972:Ireland Votes For Change have published a complementary blog post to the exhibition.

Shush Radio presents...

UCC Library's two archivists, Emer Twomey and Emma Horgan talk to Shush! Sounds from UCC Library about the exhibition 1972: Ireland Votes for Change currently running in Boole Library until 17 December 2017.

Guide to Exhibitions

Over the last ten years there have been exhibitions on Q floor of the Boole Library with all Colleges in UCC. These either have been exhibitions curated by departments and schools or exhibitions created in collaboration with UCC Library.

The exhibition space is available for three or six month periods and exhibitions can start in January / April / July / October. 

Included in each booking time is mounting and dismounting the exhibition. 

As a guide the schedule is booked up to two years in advance. 

Opening Hours

We are open Monday to Friday with core times of 10:00-16:45. The library website has semester and holiday opening hours.