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Special Collections & Archives' Outreach & Engagement: Exhibitions

How Special Collections & Archives interacts with the world.

Exhibition Space: Current Exhibition

John Minihan: Skellig Michael 

An exhibition of photographs by John Minihan: 26 October 2023 - 29 February 2024

The John Minihan: Skellig Michael exhibition launched Thursday 26 October at 17:30 in Boole Library, UCC.


The silhouette of Skellig Michael holds a mystical fascination for many of us.  It has been a pilgrimage destination long before the release of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens in 2015. John Minihan has photographed on and around Skellig Michael since the 1990s and as the monks before him, who populated the island beginning in the 6th Century, Minihan has sought solitude and peace on this secluded land.

Exhibitions are on Q floor of the Boole Library and are open during the hours of the library. Check the website for semester and holiday opening hours.

Heritage Week - Matters French: An Online Exhibition

Credit: Caussin, Nicolas. The Holy Court, in five books. Trans. Thomas Hawkins. Corke: Printed and sold by Eugene Swiney, 1767.

Matters French offers an overview of some of the connections between Ireland & France from the Anglo-Normans to Beckett. These interconnected traditions are represented in UCC Library's collections. Since the Anglo-Norman conquest Ireland has witnessed contacts with France that straddled confessional & political divisions. Irish scholars & intellectuals took refuge in Paris & Louvain, where Irish-language materials could be printed & where French was to become a medium of antiquarian & historical research that took Ireland as its object. Huguenot exiles arriving in Ireland created new French-speaking communities. Ireland looked to Revolutionary France in its quest for independence.

Heritage Week - Matters French: an online exhibition is curated by Prof. Patrick O'DonovanDept. of French, UCC. For further information about Matters French see the introduction to the exhibition.

Guide to Exhibitions

Over the last ten years there have been exhibitions on Q floor of the Boole Library with all Colleges in UCC. These either have been exhibitions curated by departments and schools or exhibitions created in collaboration with UCC Library.

The exhibition space is available for three or six month periods and exhibitions can start in January / April / July / October. 

Included in each booking time is mounting and dismounting the exhibition. 

As a guide the schedule is booked up to two years in advance.