The collection focuses on the works of WB Yeats. Many of the items within the collection are first editions.
In 2003 Eamonn Cantwell donated his magnificent collection of books by Yeats to UCC.
The collection prefix before the call number is: Cantwell.
The collection is open.
Eamonn Cantwell is a UCC alumnus with a degree in Electrical Engineering (1960). Following his degree he joined the ESB and developed the overseas consultancy business, ESB International. Inspired by the late Gus Martin of University College Dublin and a regular attender at the Yeats International Summer School, Eamonn Cantwell became a fastidious international collector of Yeats first editions. On his retirement from ESB International in 1997 he undertook a MPhil in Anglo-Irish Literature. He was awarded a Doctorate from Trinity College Dublin for his thesis on Yeats’s reception in Ireland: ‘“To Write for My Own Race”: The Irish Response to Yeats in his Lifetime’ (2003).
2023: 15 May - 8 September
Closed: 5 June & 7 August.
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