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Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Burns Library

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 … 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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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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Information Wanted: Missing Persons and Missing Pieces

In my time as a research assistant for the Information Wanted Database, I have encountered hundreds of advertisements for missing persons that offer a tantalizing but frustratingly brief snapshot of a potentially compelling back story. The searchable online database contains … Continue reading

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Exhibitions Update: Irish Interior – Soul, Mind and Heart at the Beginning of a New Century

“The Catholic Book Bulletin which we launch today will be concerned primarily with recommending Catholic literature, and promoting its distribution.  It will not only indicate approved books, but systematically review them as occasion arises; and further it will pioneer a … Continue reading

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Gaelic Roots Music, Song, Dance, Workshop, and Lecture Series: Recordings at the Burns Library

The fall season of Boston College’s Gaelic Roots Music, Song, Dance, Workshop, and Lecture Series will showcase musical traditions from various regions of Ireland. Under the direction of ten-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion Séamus Connolly (Sullivan Family Artist-in-Residence, Center for Irish … Continue reading

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