Discrete Item F00082 - Letters of Daniel Corkery

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Letters of Daniel Corkery

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  • [ca. 1910] (Creation)
    Corkery, Daniel

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(14 Feb. 1878-31 Dec. 1964)

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Daniel Corkery (Dónall Ó Corcora) was an Irish politician, writer and academic. He is best known as the author of The Hidden Ireland, his 1924 study of the poetry of eighteenth-century Irish Language poets in Munster.
Born in the city of Cork and educated at the Presentation Brothers and St. Patrick's College of Education, Dublin where he trained as a teacher. He taught at schools in Cork but resigned from St Patrick's School there in 1921 when he was refused the headmastership. He then taught art for the local technical education committee, before becoming inspector of Irish in 1925, and later Professor of English at University College Cork in 1930.
He was a member of Seanad Éireann from 1951 to 1954 when he was nominated by the Taoiseach.

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The letters discuss various literary works.

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  • English

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2999 (Corkery)

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The Daniel Corkery papers are best represented in the Boole Library at the University College of Cork.

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  • Folder: 2999 (Corkery)