UCC Library's next 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 will be launched on Thursday 11th October 2017, and is co-curated by Emer Twomey and Emma Horgan, Archivists, UCC Library.
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.