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Seán Ó Riordáin Collection: Home

About the Collection

Collection Ref.:             IE BL/L/SOR
Title:                            Seán Ó Riordáin Collection
Dates:                           [1949] - 1987
Level of description:    Item
Extent:                          18 items
Administrative History:
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.

Biographical History: Séan Ó Riordáin was an Irish-language poet, born in Baile Mhúirne, Co. Cork on 3 December 1916 and died, aged 60, in Glanmire, Co. Cork, on 21 February 1977. As well as writing poetry, he wrote a column in The Irish Times during the latter years of his life in which he spoke vehemently about national affairs. A number of his poems have appeared in English translation. Ó Ríordáin's poems have enjoyed constant popularity, due in part to the exposure gained by the inclusion of his work in the standard Irish curriculum. 

Source: Wikepedia Seán Ó Riordáin

Content:  Letters to Ó Riordáin praising his works, material associated with a publication, and an exhibition on Ó Riordáin in 1987.

Access & Use

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Finding Aid: Item descriptions (see separate tab above, next to 'Home' tab)

Additional Collection Information

Language: English and Irish 

Copyright: UCC Library

Collection Image

    Letters to Ó Riordáin