History

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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.

Organisers: 
Katherine Barrett, Joe Creedon, Douglas Gill, Ursula Williams