Publications relating to UCC history

The University

Seán Dunne, The College: a photographic history of University College, Cork. Cork: Cork University Press, 1995. ISBN 9781859180570

John A. Murphy, The College: A History of Queen's/University College Cork, 1845-1995. Cork: Cork University Press, 1995. ISBN 1859180566. Available from Cork UP

John A. Murphy, 'Queen's College Cork: Beginnings', The Irish Review 17/18 (Winter 1995), 7-20

John A. Murphy, Where Finbarr Taught: A Concise History of Queen's/University College Cork. Cork: Office of Media and Communications, UCC, 2007. Available to purchase from UCCShop

John A. Murphy, Where Finbarr Played: A Concise Illustrated History of Sport in University College Cork, 1911-2011. Cork: Office of the Vice President for the Student Experience, University College Cork, 2011. Available to purchase from UCCShop


Schools and Departments

Adult Education: Alan McCarthy, ‘Workers’ education at University College Cork in war and revolution, 1916-23,’ Journal of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society 127 (2022), 145-162

Adult Education: Alan McCarthy, The Laurels: adult education and lifelong learning at UCC, 1946-2022. Cork: Cork University Press, 2023

Dentistry: John Borgonovo, Denis O'Mullane and Tim Holland, ‘Prevention is better than Cure’: History of the Cork University Dental School and Hospital, 1913-2013. Cork: University College Cork, 2014. ISBN 9780992724405. Available to purchase from UCCShop

Food Science: Patrick F. Fox, Faculty of Food Science and Technology University College Cork: a history. Cork: Patrick J. Fox, 2016

Irish/Gaeilge: Cornelius G. Buttimer, 'Celtic and Irish in College 1849-1944', Journal of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society 94:253 (1989), 88-112 

Irish/Gaeilge: Cornelius G. Buttimer, 'An Ghaeilge i gColáiste na hOllscoile, Corcaigh, 1845-1995', The Irish Review 17/18 (Winter 1995), 51-65

Medicine: Alexander Fleming, Introductory address on medical education, with especial reference to the course of study required for the degree of M.D., in the Queen's University, Ireland. Dublin: Hodges and Smith, 1850. Alexander Fleming (1823-75) was the first professor of Materia Medica at Queen's College Cork

Medicine: Denis J. O'Sullivan, The Cork School of Medicine: a History. Cork: UCC Medical Alumni Association, UCC, 2007. Available to purchase from UCCShop 

Medicine: Ronan O’Rahilly, A history of the Cork Medical School: 1849-1949. Cork University Press, 1949

Natural History: Louis P.W. Renouf, 'Cork's Contribution to Natural History', The Irish Naturalists' Journal 3:11 (September 1931), 237-240


Staff and Alumni

R. A. Baker, 'Rev. William Hincks (1793-1871) and the early development of natural history at Queen’s College (University College), Cork', Irish Naturalists’ Journal 26:5/6 (1999), 165-171

Ned Barrett, Peter J. Drumm: First Professor of Biochemistry at University College Cork (Lettertec Publishing: Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork, [2021]) 

John P. Cullinane, 'Joshua Reubens Harvey’, Irish Naturalists’ Journal, 17:7 (July, 1972), 223-225 

M. D., 'Professor Hubert J. Treston', University Review 2:6 (Summer 1961), 73-74

Glyne Daniel, 'Professor Seán Ó Riordáin: An Appreciation', University Review 2:1 (Spring 1960), 59-61

M. Duggan, 'Professor F. W. Porter', University Review 2:10 (Summer 1962), 58-59

Denis Gwynn, 'Sir Bertram Windle, 1858-1929: A Centenary Tribute', University Review 2:3/4 (Autumn-Winter 1960), 48-58

Denis Gwynn, 'Monsignor Alfred O'Rahilly (1884-1969)', University Review 58:232 (Winter 1969), 368-375

John J. Horgan, 'Sir Bertram Windle', Studies 21:84 (December 1932), 611-626

John J. Horgan, 'Sir Bertram Windle', Hermathena 94 (July 1960), 3-20

Desmond McHale, The life and work of George Boole – A Prelude to the Digital Age. Available to purchase from UCCShop

Desmond MacHale and Yvonne Cohen, New light on George Boole. Cork: Atrium Press, 2018. ISBN 9781782052906

Patrick Maume, 'Daniel Corkery: a reassessment', Studia Hibernica 26 (1992), 147-166

John A. Murphy, 'O'Faolain and U.C.C.', The Irish Review 26 (Autumn 2000), 38-50

Deasmumhan Ó Raghallaigh, Sir Robert Kane: first president of Queen's College, Cork, a pioneer in science, industry and commerce. Cork University Press, 1942

Ronan O’Rahilly, Benjamin Alcock: the first Professor of Anatomy and Physiology in Queen's College, Cork. Cork University Press, 1948 

Silvia Ross and Mark Chu, 'In Memoriam: Eduardo Saccone (1938–2008)', MLN 129:3S, Supplement Issue: Edition of 'Modern Language Notes' in Honor of Eduardo Saccone Edited by Silvia Ross and Mark Chu (April 2014), S1-S6

Monica Taylor, Sir Bertram Windle: Bertram Coghill Alan Windle, F.R.S., F.S.A., K.S.G., M.D., M.A., LL.D., PH.D., SC.D.: A Memoir. London: Longmans, Green, 1932

T.S. Wheeler, 'Sir Robert Kane: Life and Work. Part I: 1809-1844', Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review 33:130 (June 1944), 158-168

T.S. Wheeler, 'Sir Robert Kane: Life and Work. Part II: 1845-1890', Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review 33:131 (September 1944), 316-330

T.S. Wheeler, 'Life and Work of William K. Sullivan', Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review 34:133 (March 1945), 21-36


Honan Chapel

Dermot Keogh and Ann Keogh, Bertram Windle: the Honan Bequest and the Modernisation of University College Cork, 1904-1919. Cork University Press, 2010. ISBN 9781859184738. Available from Cork UP

Paul Larmour, ''The Drunken Man of Genius' William A. Scott (1871-1921)', Irish Architectural Review (2001), 28-41

Paul Larmour, 'The Honan Chapel: A Shrine to the Irish arts and crafts movement', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies V (2002), 23-47

John O'Connell, The Honan Hostel Chapel, Cork; some notes on the building and the ideals which inspired it. Cork: Guy & Co., 1916. First edition. Access at

John R. O’Connell, The Collegiate Chapel, Cork: some notes on this Hiberno-Romanesque Building and on the Ideals which led to its Erection. Cork University Press, 1932. Second edition

Michael J. O’Kelly, The Collegiate Chapel Cork. Cork University Press, 1946

Michael J. O'Kelly, 'The Honan Chapel', The Furrow 1:6 (Jul. 1950), 290-296

Nancy Netzer, 'Cloths of Ireland’s new ‘Golden Age’: creating textiles for the Honan Chapel', in Kreilkamp, Vera (ed.), The Arts and Crafts Movement: Making It Irish (Chicago: University of Chicago Press for the Trustees of Boston College, 2016), 101-116

Tomás Ó Carragáin, '"Truly and sincerely Irish"? The medieval sources for the architecture of the Honan Chapel', in Kreilkamp, Vera (ed.), The Arts and Crafts Movement: Making It Irish (Chicago: University of Chicago Press for the Trustees of Boston College, 2016), 87-99

Virginia Teehan and Elizabeth Wincott Heckett, The Honan Chapel: A Golden Vision. Cork University Press, 2004. ISBN 9781859183465. Available from Cork UP

Virginia Teehan, 'Celtic renaissance', Irish Arts Review 33:1 (Spring 2016), 80-81

Virginia Teehan, '"Items of extraordinary beauty": the Honan Chapel and collection', in Kreilkamp, Vera (ed.), The Arts and Crafts Movement: Making It Irish (Chicago: University of Chicago Press for the Trustees of Boston College, 2016), 73-85


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