Identity Statement for Robert O’Dwyer

  • Reference code: IE UCDA LA6
  • Title: Papers of Professor Robert O’Dwyer
  • Dates: c.1940
  • Level of description: Item
  • Extent: c.200pp
  • Context
  • Content and Structure
  • Conditions of Access and Use

Biographical History

Professor Robert O’Dwyer was appointed to the Dublin Corporation Professorship of Irish Music in 1914 and in 1929 was appointed Professor of Irish Music in University College Dublin. He played a leading part in the musical and artistic life of the country and was widely known as an organist, teacher, conductor and composer. He was very active in the early years of Conradh na Gaeilge, and also had the distinction of composing the opera Eithne, the first written on an Irish subject in the Irish language. The opera was first produced by the Theatre Royal, Dublin c.1906.

Scope and Content

Typescript copy with annotations of a manuscript relating to music teaching and adjudication practice by Professor Robert O’Dwyer.


  • 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