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Seán Ó Riordáin Collection: Item Descriptions

Seán Ó Riordáin Collection: Item Descriptions

The Seán Ó Riordáin Collection has been fully catalogued and is listed below.

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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.


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’). 


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.