The collection contains political books and pamphlets, especially concerning the Catholic-Protestant relationship, items on theology, philosophy and ethics. The collection has c.280 books of which 10 are from the 16th century with the remainder from the 17th-18th centuries. Languages of items in the collections include Latin, Spanish and Irish.
The collection prefix before the call number is: Green Coat School.
The school started as a private foundation for the children of poor Protestant families on Cork city’s northside. It was so called because the uniform was a green coat and cap. This school and the Cork Blue Coat School became closely linked to the city and to public charity. Both schools were vocationally oriented.
The collection was donated by the Select Vestry of St Luke’s in 1999.