Identity Statement for Revd Timothy Corcoran SJ

  • Reference code: IE UCDA LA20
  • Title: Papers of Revd Timothy Corcoran SJ (1872–1943)
  • Dates: 1919–23
  • Level of description: Fonds
  • Extent: 1 box
  • Context
  • Content and Structure
  • Conditions of Access and Use

Biographical History

Born at Honeymount, Roscrea, County Tipperary, son of Thomas Corcoran, first Chairman of North Tipperary County Council, and educated at Clongowes Wood, he entered the Jesuit novitiate in 1890. He subsequently taught at Clongowes, 1894–1901, studied philosophy at Louvain, 1901–4, and graduated from the Royal University of Ireland, 1903. Appointed the first Professor of the Theory and Practice of Education in University College Dublin in 1909, he held the Chair until 1942. He was awarded the degree of DLitt by the National University in 1911.

Archival History

This collection was deposited in UCD Archives. 

Scope and Content

Material relating to unsuccessful attempts to have Eoin MacNeill re-elected to the Royal Irish Academy following his expulsion after the 1916 Rising.

Material relating to the establishment of the National Academy for Ireland, of which Corcoran was honorary secretary, including correspondence, agendas and minutes of meetings of the drafting committee; agendas and minutes of the foundation meeting; constitution; agendas and minutes of meetings of council and the provisional committee; secretary’s correspondence; lists of members; statements of accounts.

  • Access: Available by appointment to holders of a UCD Archives reader's ticket. Produced for consultation in original format. Original material will be retrieved at 11am and 2pm only.
  • Language: English
  • Finding aid: Descriptive catalogue
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