UCC Replica Clock Tower Slate Time Piece
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The UCC Main Quadrangle is the quintessential image for many UCC Alumni. The limestone buildings of the Main Quadrangle, the first buildings at Queens College Cork (now UCC), are built in a style inspired by the great universities of the Middle Ages and were designed by the gifted architectural partnership of Thomas Deane and Benjamin Woodward.
In the centre of the Main Quadrangle sits the UCC Clock Tower. The famous UCC arch is directly underneath the tower which has seen hundreds of thousands of students pass underneath since the early days of the university.
The front of the UCC clock tower houses the UCC Clock designed by the Cork firm Mangans. The Mangan family were clock makers and jewellers in the city from the early nineteenth century to the late 1980’s. James Mangan’s workshop was formally located at the site of Merchants Quay Shopping Centre.
The Mangan family saw the creation of many of the well-known clocks in Cork including the clock at St. Anne’s Shandon.
This replica time piece is made from reclaimed slate from the roof of the Main Quadrangle. Reusing the slate to create something new, we stand true to our commitment to sustainability and our passion for looking for unique ways to find new life for all that we see around us.
This piece has been made in Cork with all parts of its production taking place in the city supporting not only the university but also four local businesses.
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