Quarryman is the student-run literary journal of University College Cork. It features poetry and prose by students, staff and alumni of UCC.
The Boole library archives have issues dating from 1913 to 1984. However this isn’t a continuous run as production of the magazine lapsed at various points during the 1920s, 1940s, 1950s and 1970s. Originally called Q.C.C., it became The Quarryman for a time, before the name was abandoned in favour of The Chronic of 1919; this was dropped yet again for The Locker in 1924. Then it seems there was no magazine until March 1929 when the students of UCC revived the old Quarryman name. This new Quarryman was a gem among student publications. Some of the finest writing talent to come out of UCC were involved in the running of or were published in it. Thomas McCarthy gives more on the history of Quarryman and the literary scene in UCC in his own words in the Editorial & Introduction of volume I.
The inaugural MA in Creative Writing class of 2013/14 revived the long-dormant journal, and since 2015 it has been published annually, showcasing a new generation of UCC writing talent.