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About the Collection

Collection Ref.:             IE BL/PP/RB
Title:                            Prof. Riobáird P. Breathnach Collection
Dates:                            1930 - 1984
Level of description:    Item
Extent:                          6 boxes 
Administrative History:

A collection containing Professor Riobáird Breathanch’s working academic papers, chiefly compiled during his tenure as Professor of Old and Middle English at UCC. Material is primarily concerned with Anglo-Saxon, Medieval, and Modern English, as well as Medieval and Modern Irish. 

Biographical History:

Professor Riobáird Breathnach (1913-17 June 1975) was Professor of Old and Middle English from 1967 until his retirement in 1972. 


The collection is divided into four series; Academic papers, Printed Publications, Material belonging to Cormac Breathnach, and Miscellaneous material which doesn’t fit into the other series. Within each series, the collection is organised further by material type.

Access & Use

Access: Apply via online Request Form during the opening times of Special Collections and Archives


Finding Aid: Descriptive list (see separate tab above, next to 'Home' tab)

Additional Collection Information

Language: Old, Middle and Modern English, and Old and Modern Irish.

Copyright: UCC Library (in the main). Publications may rest with original copyright holder, please check with Archivist.