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Archived material: Talk:National University of Ireland, Cork

Wow This information is OLD![edit]

This post is from 2004! The National University of Ireland was dissolved early in 2010. The article should be edited to reflect this.—Preceding unsigned comment added by QuentinPrice (talkcontribs)

Em. Can you explain that more completely? Batt O'Keefe may have made an announcement in January 2010 that he intended to dissolve the NUI, but (as far as I'm aware) the NUI is still an extant body. Certainly they are still operating. The articles of all the constituent colleges (UCC, UCD, NUIG, NUIM) all reflect this current state of affairs. Guliolopez (talk) 11:02, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

Moved Article[edit]

I have moved the article from " National University of Ireland, Cork" to "University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork" to reflect its official title. Djegan 17:16, 27 Jun 2004 (UTC)

Myths[edit]

any thoughts on adding in the myths of the college? like the back story to a graduate walking across the quad will fail and stories like that? might interest a general reader. Burklert 10:06, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

Hi. I'm not sure. It would be very easy to get decidedly "unencyclopedic" very quickly. I certainly wouldn't recommend creating a "myths" section, as it would get out of hand with NN/Unverified stuff very quickly. I would recommend taking every myth or superstition on its own merits. In that vein, with regard to the "cross the quad and fail" superstition, if you can think of a way of presenting it as a tradition (based on a superstition) that doesn't invite 100 other unsourced (minor/NN) "myths", then go ahead. (But please try and do it within the guidelines on Cite/Verify/etc). Guliolopez 11:10, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

Hmm I see your point. I was a tour guide for the college last September and we were given the stories from the offical college tourguide. He detailed the story of the Quad and its mythical link to failing exams. The burying of the statue of Queen Victoria and her later recovery(pretty funny story) was also covered by him. While i can cite for the Queen Victoria story, finding backup for the Quad and crest myths might be difficult. Burklert 11:23, 12 May 2007 (UTC)

Local expression[edit]

However the Boole Library, named after the first professor of mathematics George Boole, has not expanded in line with the rest of the university

On anon added the following to the above sentence, another removed it. I've left it here for verification... (though it seems a likely enough pun/expression):

, its lack of space and long queues are legendary, so much so that at any relatively short queue, students can be heard to exclaim "CoolaBoola!"

zoney talk 16:33, 15 Feb 2005 (UTC)

"Coolaboola" - yep, this is true. (I'm a current UCC student) Blahrgh 21:29, 09 Apr 2005 (UTC)

I've never heard this.. is that derived from Irish or some nutcase version of 'cool boole'? Ah well.. won't hear me saying it. I don't study there anyway, too crowded during exam season. - Cathal

its rhyming slang for cool believe it or not, well more an elongation. plokt


-> Isn't there some sort of children's tv program called Cúla Boola or something? Sounds pretty dumb to me in any case... and I have never ever heard anyone say it in my life... maybe it was a cool thing to say back in the 60's...

Alumni[edit]

The article should probably have a famous alumni section. Anybody know who can go in there? Fiona Shaw is definitely a UCC graduate. Graham Norton and Cillian Murphy both went to UCC, but didn't finish their courses, so probably wouldn't count.


We should copy the example of the excellent TCD site? Need an alumni section??

I agree there should be at least a famous alumni section, and perhaps a separate article if there are a lot of notable people.A bit iffy 12:43, 25 July 2006 (UTC)

Small Edit[edit]

I've removed a link to a page on Des Clarke (a Philosophy lecturer in UCC) from the "See Also" section -- it's unnecessary to link to individual lecturers on the main university page, especially in the absence of any other similar links - Midos 14:27, 17 July 2006 (UTC)

Agreed Guliolopez 14:38, 17 July 2006 (UTC)

Move request[edit]

This article has been renamed from University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork to University College Cork as the result of a move request.

The following discussion is an archived discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the proposal was - move. Keith D (talk) 13:38, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

The discussion for the move is located here.

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

Popular Culture Section[edit]

If my memory serves correctly, UCC was featured in an episode of "How I Met Your Mother", would it be suitable to include a section? Sheodred (talk) 09:54, 14 December 2011 (UTC)

I don't think so. My read of the relevant guidelines is that "fleeting references" in TV shows/etc don't warrant a mention. Any such mentions are generally symptomatic of (rather than contributory to) a subject's notability, and so best avoided. Guliolopez (talk) 22:46, 14 December 2011 (UTC)

Non-free file problems with File:National University of Ireland.png[edit]

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Motto in Irish?[edit]

It seems that the college's motto as Gaeilge should be listed on the page since that's the one that hangs over the main gate.

"Ionad Bairre Scoil na Mumhan"

Avitus27 (talk) 20:18, 27 November 2013 (UTC)