A brIEf History
Daniel Corkery, 1868-1964, a Corkman, was a poet, playwright, novelist, critic and nationalist, he is best known for 'The Hidden Ireland' (1924), his classic study of literature in the Irish language. He was also a talented water-colourist, propagandist of the Republican cause and, in all things, he was a teacher. As a U.C.C. lecturer of English Literature, his students included Frank O'Connor and Seán O'Faolain.
The Daniel Corkery Summer School seeks to explore the legacy, educational and cultural puruits of Corkery, in presenting a series of evening lectures, daily classes and workshops and a local tour on a different theme each year.
The Summer School is run entirely upon donations and some small grants. Events are free to attend, except for the coach trip and main concert, where a charge is made to defray expenses.
Katherine Barrett, Joe Creedon, Douglas Gill, Ursula Williams