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UCC Music Department acquires portrait of Captain Francis O'Neill

5 Apr 2022

The Music Department are delighted to acquire a portrait of the renowned Cork-born traditional music collector, Francis O'Neill (1849-1936) in celebration of 100 years of Irish traditional music at UCC. 

The grisaille-style oil portrait is one of a small collection of works painted by Maeve Mc Sweeney celebrating influential personalities from her native West Cork. This particular portrayal of O’ Neill captures his likeness sensitively in a bold and sombre mood. 

Department of Music

Roinn an Cheoil

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