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Published output of Attic Press.

About the Collection

Irish Feminist Information was founded in 1978 by Roisin Conroy and Mary Doran. They published the first Irishwoman’s Calendar: An End and a Beginning and the annual Irish Women’s Diary and Guidebook. IFI ran two highly successful courses: Women in Community Publishing and it was within this context that Attic Press emerged. Attic Press published feminist, social and political texts for 20 years and became a driving force in feminist, social, political and historical publishing with a voice respected nationally and internationally.

Attic Press Collection is a collection of the feminist publishing house published works. Attic Press was launched in 1984. The collection contains 163 items on matters of a sociological, literary and historical nature. Cork University Press acquired Attic Press in 1997 and continues Attic’s programme of publishing in areas of women’s studies, politics, history and literature.

The collection prefix before the call number is: Attic.

The collection is open.

More Information

UCC Library Archives Service holds the Archives of Attic Press (BL/F/AP) were generated and collected by Róisín Conroy as co-founder and publisher of Attic Press and as an activist in the Irish Women's movement.

Collection Highlights

Opening Hours

2023: 6 February - 6 April, 17 April - 13 May

  • All rooms: Monday-Friday 11:00-16:30.
  • Microform & Reference Reading Room: Wednesday 11:00-19:15

11-14 April: All rooms Monday-Friday 11:00-16:30.


Closed: 17 March, 7 April, 10 April, 1 May.


We are open to UCC staff and students, and members of the public. For more information about what items must be requested and to request them via the online request form see Request Special Collections & Archives.


In addition we continue offering:

  • Scan & Deliver for Special Collections' material including items in the Reference Reading Room, Microform and items that show Special Collections by Request / Special Collections by Appointment on the library catalogue.
  • Reprographic requests for manuscripts & archival material via

Every effort will be made to fulfil scan & deliver / reprographic types of requests, but this may not always be possible due to availability, copyright restrictions, size and condition of materials.

If you have any queries relating to our collections please email This email address is monitored regularly.