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Irish Collections at Boston College

The Irish Institute at Boston College hosted Justin Dolan Stover, Assistant Professor of Transnational European History at Idaho State University, for five weeks during the summer of 2017. This brief research stint provided him time and workspace to explore John … Continue reading

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Bloomsday: The First Edition of Ulysses

On July 11, 1920 Irish author James Joyce met Sylvia Beach, an American transplant to Paris who had opened a bookshop called Shakespeare and Company a little under a year before. Shakespeare and Company served as the central social, literary, … Continue reading

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Archives Diary: Christy MacKaye & Lady Gregory

By exploring a finding aid for one of the John J. Burns Library’s many collections, you can often unearth  treasures. Recently, Irish Studies Librarian Kathy Williams learned of an interesting letter from American poet Christy MacKaye while reading the finding … Continue reading

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