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Prof. Cian Ó Mathúna at Daniel Corkery Summer School

Prof. Cian Ó Mathúna, CONNECT Principal Investigator at Tyndall National Institute, will give a keynote lecture entitled ‘The achievements of John Tyndall and the work of the Tyndall National Institute in the Ireland of Today’ at the Daniel Corkery Summer School on Sunday, 16 July at 8pm.

The Daniel Corkery Summer School is an annual event in Inchigeelagh village and includes music, workshops and lectures to celebrate the life of local man Daniel Corkery (1868-1964).

Daniel Corkery, a native son of Cork, was a poet, playwright, novelist, critic and nationalist, perhaps best known for his book ‘The Hidden Ireland’ (1924), his classic study of literature in the Irish language. As a UCC lecturer, his students included Frank O’Connor and Seán O’Faoláin.

This year the keynote lecture is: ‘John Tyndall 1820-1893’.

Tyndall National Institute is named after John Tyndall, a prominent Irish-born, scientist. You can learn more about John Tyndall at

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