The John A. Murphy Prize In Irish History

At a glance

  • Value: €200
  • You must be a current UCC Student to be eligible for this prize
  • Questions about this prize can be directed to


Professor John A. Murphy was on the staff of University College Cork for 30 years and retired from the Chair of Irish History in 1990. He developed his chosen subject to a position of eminence, both nationally and internationally. He played a major role in several capacities in the governance of UCC. His works includeThe College: a History of Queen's/University College Cork (1845 - 1995), published in 1995 during the sesquicentenary.

To mark Professor Murphy's long association with UCC, a prize fund has been instituted for the annual award of "The John A. Murphy Prize in Irish History".

The value of the prize is currently €200.

The following conditions will apply to the award:
  • The prize will be awarded to the student of the School of History, UCC, who receives the highest mark in the BA Seminar dissertation in a topic in Irish History.
  • An award will be made only to a student who attains the equivalent of First Class Honours in the dissertation.
  • The award shall consist of a sum of money and a parchment.
  • In the event that the award is not made in any given year, the sum concerned shall revert to the capital sum.


*Note: These awards are funded from endowments made by the respective donors to the University for awards to be made in perpetuity. The funds donated are invested, and the annual income is the amount available for the award. Due to fluctuation in the investment market, the amounts available from year to year may vary, upwards and downwards; for this reason, the value of any award referred to in this section is indicative only, and may be higher or lower when the amount of the award is completed.


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