• Sean O'Faoláin MA, HDE '22 
    Writer
  • Daniel Corkery Honours MA Thesis, '29, Honorary DLitt NUI, '48
    Playwright and Author
  • Aloys Fleischmann (Deceased)  BMus '31, MA '32
    Professor of Music, UCC Composer & Founder Cork Symphony Orchestra & Founder Cork International Choral Festival
  • John A. Murphy  BA '48,  HDE '49,  MA '51,  PhD,  DLitt NUI '01
    Historian & Author, Professor of Irish History, UCC 1971-1990 Emeritus Professor of History, UCC since 1990 Member of Seanad Eireann '77-'83, and '87-'92
  • Sean O'Riada BA '48, BMus
    Composer & Musician. Formed Ceoltoin Cualam which spearheaded the Irish traditional music revival. Lecturer in Irish Music, UCC
  • Margaret McCurtain, BA '49
    Historian and Author
  • Eugene McCabe  BA '53
    Writer and Playwright
  • Professor Breandan O Buachalla BA '57, MA '58, PhD '70
    Renowned Irish Scholar, Author & Academic
  • Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill  BA '72, HDE '73
    Poet writing exclusively in Irish
  • Noreen Ni Riain BMus '72, HDE '73
    Irish Musician
  • Micheal O'Suilleabhain  BA, MA '73
    Irish Musician & Composer
  • Paul Durcan  BA '74
    Poet
  • Theo Dorgan  BA'74, MA '75
    Poet, Prose Writer, Editor and Translator
  • Nollaig Casey  BMus '76
    Traditional Irish Musician & Founding Member of Traditional Irish Music Group, Planxty
  • Eleanor Malone BMus '76
    Piano Accompanist and Performer
  • Fiona Wilson (Shaw) BA '79
    Actress & Theatre Director
  • Mel Mercier  BA '89
    Composer, Musician and Head of School of Music, UCC
  • Majella Cullagh  DipDent Hyg '90
    Soprano
  • Julie Feeney  MPhil '93, BMus '94
    Composer and PerformerRecipient of the Choice Irish Music Awards, Music Album of the Year in 2005
  • Des Bishop BA '98
    Comedian and Performer
  • Leanne O'Sullivan MA 2006
    Poet
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