Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Burns Library

Seamus Heaney at home in Dublin, bh002368, MS.2001.039, <a href="http://www.bc.edu/sites/libraries/hanvey/index.html">Bobbie Hanvey Photographic Archives</a>, John J. Burns Library, Boston College.

Seamus Heaney at home in Dublin, bh002368, Bobbie Hanvey Photographic Archives, MS.2001.039, John J. Burns Library, Boston College.

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, here’s a review of selected Burns Library exhibits, blog posts and Flickr sets that showcase materials from the Burns Library’s Irish Collection.  If you missed the post about the Burns Library’s Seamus Heaney exhibit while you were away on Spring Break, you can read it here.  Seeing Things and Celebrating Friendships in the Poetry of Seamus Heaney is one of four Irish arts exhibits drawn from Burns Library collections on display this month.  In addition, you can also view a video glimpse of the Heaney exhibit, set to a reading by English Associate Professor Joseph Nugent. Recently on the Burns blog, Burns student employee Eliscia Kinder wrote about Lady Gregory, and Irish Studies Librarian Kathleen Williams wrote posts about the books of Irish writer Padraic Colum in the Burns Library’s Irish Collection, John Boyle O’Reilly and Spring 2014 Visiting Irish Scholar, Professor Terence Brown.

Various editions of <i> Gulliver's Travels </i> from the Burns Library's Irish Collection.

Various editions of Gulliver’s Travels from the Burns Library’s Irish Collection.

The Burns Library’s Flickr site has some wonderful images of the Irish Collection – including a Walk through the Stacks, Building an Irish Domestic Library, along with images from the Loyal National Repeal Association of Ireland Collection, the Bobbie Hanvey Photographic Archives and photos of the many editions of Gullliver’s Travels available at the Burns Library.  If you have any questions or would like more information about the collections featured in this post, please contact the Burns Library at 617-552-4861 or burnsref@bc.edu.


About John J. Burns Library of Rare Books and Special Collections at Boston College

Located in the original Bapst Library building on Boston College's Chestnut Hill campus, the John J. Burns Library offers students, scholars, and the general public opportunities to engage with rare books, special collections, and archives.
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