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Spotlight on Irish Studies: John Boyle O’Reilly in the Hub

John Boyle O’Reilly was born in 1844 in Dowth, County Meath, Ireland.  He apprenticed in newspaper writing, publishing and printing before immigrating to England at age fifteen to work at an uncle’s paper in Preston.  At the request of his … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Seamus Heaney

On Friday, August 30th, 2013, we were saddened to hear of the passing of Irish poet Seamus Heaney.  Heaney was the eldest child of nine born to a farming family in County Derry, Northern Ireland. He won a scholarship to … Continue reading

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