Walls and Integration:

Curated by Dr Alessia Risi of the Department of Italian, the photographic exhibitionn “Gates, No Frontiers” was staged on the second floor of the O’Rahilly Building in UCC from January to March 2017. 

In addition to this initiative, the one-day CASiLaC-funded event, “Feminist Insights on Europe Building”, which complemented the exhibition, was held at the same venue. 

In collaboration with:

Municipality of Macerata (Italy); Gender Observatory Cultural Association (Italy); Università degli Studi di Trento (Italy), Università di Padova (Italy), Istituto Tecnico Commerciale Gentili di Macerata (Italy), Universidad de Oviedo (Spain), Sindicatu Unitariu y Autónomu de Trabayadores de la Enseñanza d’Asturies (SUATEA, Spain), Universität Münster (Germany), Vytauto Didžiojo Universitetas (Lithuania) and Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem (Hungary).

Funded by: Europe for Citizen Programme of the European Union – Strand 1 European Remembrance.

Details can be found at the 'Exhibitions' link below:


Dante Lecture Series 2017



The Department of Italian and CASiLaC (Centre for Advanced Studies in Languages and Cultures) UCC are pleased to announce a seventh series of public lectures on the great Italian poet Dante Alighieri.

All lectures will be in English. The Department gratefully acknowledges the support of the Society for Italian Studies.


Tues, January 24         Dr Tristan Kay (University of Bristol) – ‘Eros, Salvation and Vernacular Poetry in Dante’

Tues, January 31         Professor Corinna Salvadori Lonergan (Trinity College Dublin) – ‘“Was I, O was I to blame For your death?” (Aeneid VI) – Authorial Guilt in Inferno V’

Tues, February 7         Dr Kenneth P. Clarke (University of York) – ‘Horrid Perhapses: The Poetics of Doubt in Dante’


Tues, February 14       Professor Anthony Oldcorn (Brown University) – ‘Sailing to Byzantium: A Reading of Dante’s Paradiso VI’


Tues, February 21       Dr Martín Veiga (University College Cork) – ‘The Reception of Dante’s Commedia in Galician Culture’

Venue:                        All lectures will take place at 7.30 pm in BOOLE LECTURE THEATRE 1

Time:                          7.30 pm




       FIRST LECTURES 2016-2017


  • FIRST YEAR – Tues. 13th Sept. 10.00 – 11.00 – CPB LG52 [Cavanagh Pharmacy Building]


  • SECOND YEAR – Tues. 13th Sept. – 11.00 – 12.00 – CPB LG52 [Cavanagh Pharmacy Building]


  • FINAL YEAR – Mon. 12th Sept. 12.00 – 13.00 – ORB 132 [O'Rahilly Building]


Department of Italian,

School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures,

University College Cork


Tel:  -353-21-4902335

Fax: -353-21-4903263


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Discussion of Exam Results & Viewing of Scripts, 2016

In accordance with the procedures laid out by the Examinations Officer (, departmental staff members will be available to meet all students who are re-sitting examinations in August and departments will also provide access to scripts for all students as below.

The following procedures apply for accessing your examination scripts:

• Scripts will be viewable in the relevant department(s).
• Application forms to view scripts may be obtained from departments and should be returned to the relevant department(s). You will not be allowed view your scripts without prior notice to the relevant department(s). Application to view scripts.
• You will not be permitted to write on scripts. 
• Scripts may not be viewed by a third party.
• You will be supervised while viewing your scripts.
• You must also contact the relevant departments to make an appointment to discuss your examination results.

College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences 
Monday, 20 June and Tuesday, 21 June 2016

College of Business and Law
School of Business:
Wednesday 15 June 2016 and Thursday, 16 June 2016

News and Events have moved!

In response to changes in website traffic, we have moved our 'News and Events' to our Facebook page:

The general aims of our Facebook page are to connect students, staff and friends of the Department, and to promote interest in Italian language, culture and society.

Details of individual forthcoming and past events organized by the Department can be found at:

We hope that you will like this change, which enables you to provide feedback on our activities.

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Below please find dates, times and  venues for the first (Italian) lecturs 2013:

FIRST YEAR:         Tuesday, 17 September – 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Kane G18 [Kane Building - Main Campus]

SECOND YEAR:     Tuesday, 17 September – 11 a.m. to 12 noon – ORB_123 [O'Rahilly Building]

FINAL YEAR:         Monday, 16 September – 12 noon to 1 p.m. – ORB_101 [O'Rahilly Building]

Department of Italian


First Floor Block A West, O' Rahilly Building, University College Cork, Ireland