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Personal collection of Fr. Brendan O'Mahony.

About the Collection

The collection is focused on 20th century philosophy, psychology, church history and early English drama.

The collection prefix before the call number is: O'Mahony.

Biographical History

In 1965 the Very Rev. Fr. Brendan E. O’Mahony, OFM. Cap., PhD (Louvain) was appointed Professor of Philosophy at UCC. He had received his early education at the Christian Brothers’ School, Youghal and at Rochestown College, Cork. O'Mahony entered the Arts Faculty of UCC in 1954 and graduated in Philosophy in 1956. He was awarded his MA in Philosophy in 1957; all with first class honours. In 1960 he was ordained a priest. He studied Theology in Rome and in 1962 pursued a PhD at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium. His publications include A Medieval Semantic, articles in continental Philosophical journals and in Studies (Ireland). He resigned from Dean of Arts in 1976 and since his retirement in 2000 devoted himself to literary pursuits including publishing a novel, Strano (2006), and a number of short stories in literary journals. He died in 2020.

Collection Highlights

More Information

O’Mahony, Brendan. "Paper to Symposium: Biennial Meeting of Convocation, 27th March, 1973 entitles New University Structures in Cork." Cork University Record #49, 1974.

Additional information: College Courier #8 and #127.

Opening Hours

Piloting extended opening hours 26 February-23 August 2024 


  • All rooms: Monday-Friday 10:00-16:30.
  • Microform & Reference Reading Room: Wednesday: 10:00-19:15 (Semester Only*).
  • Closed: Weekends, Public Holidays & Christmas Week.

*Excluding January and Easter Recess.


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