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Ciaran O’Neill, Fall 2018 Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies

Professor Ciaran O’Neill, Ussher Lecturer in History at Trinity College Dublin, has become a familiar face in Burns Library since his arrival in September. Ciaran is in residence this semester as Boston College’s Fall 2018 Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish … Continue reading

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The many business endeavors of Pamela Colman Smith

You’ve probably encountered the artwork of Pamela Colman Smith before, even if you didn’t realize.  Colman Smith drew the images for the most well-known tarot deck, and these popular images are still commonly reprinted and used on tarot decks today. … Continue reading

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One Story Draws Another: Irish American History in Boston

  These selections from the Irish American manuscript collections at the Burns Library are loosely bound together by common threads of shared affiliation with the University and with the City of Boston – its business and its politics. To each of us working on … Continue reading

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One Story Draws Another: Researcher Stories

The fifth and final section of  the Burns Library exhibit One Story Draws Another, featuring publications that draw on one or more Burns Library Irish collections, is now on display in the Ford Tower.   This Researcher Stories section joins the four … Continue reading

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Padraic Colum in the Burns Library’s Irish Collection

The Burns Library’s Irish Collection contains a wide variety of wonderful and fascinating books.  One day, having given in to the temptation to look at some beautiful book covers, I looked at some books by Irish writer Padraic Column. Intrigued … Continue reading

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“A Terrible Beauty is Born”: The Easter Rising

The Easter Rising, the armed rebellion pitting the nationalist Irish Volunteers against the British military in the city streets of Dublin from 24 April – 30 April 1916, can rarely be discussed in public discourse without reference to W.B. Yeats’s … Continue reading

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Exhibition Update: Writing from the Irish Language Tradition

If you missed the McMullen Museum’s “Literary Lives” exhibition, then visit the Burns Library’s Irish Room to enjoy another display of materials from the Burns Library’s Irish Collection. The McMullen Museum’s  “Literary Lives” exhibition, which ended on December 5th, featured … Continue reading

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