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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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Mystery of Edwin Drood

The Mystery of Edwin Drood is, perhaps, one of the most tantalizing unfinished works of nineteenth-century literature. Then novel began appearing in parts in April 1870, but when Dickens died on June 9, 1870, he had only finished the first … 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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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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