Tag Archives: Irish

An Early Jack B. Yeats Stenciled “Broad Sheet”

Anyone who has seen one of Jack B. Yeats’s later paintings can easily recognize others. Same for his earlier watercolor work and his pen-and-ink sketches. The distinctiveness of Yeats’s style, along with his characteristic choice of subjects, have made him … Continue reading

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Seeing Things and Celebrating Friendships in the Poetry of Seamus Heaney

Seeing Things and Celebrating Friendships in the Poetry of Seamus Heaney is a Burns Library Exhibit, now on display in the Margaret Ford Tower. This exhibit is available for viewing whenever the Burns Library is open from February 14 – March … 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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Reading Room Log: Images of St. Patrick from the Burns Library’s Irish Collection

Images of leprechauns, shamrocks, and shades of green flourish on St. Patrick’s  Day.  Rarely do people see images of  St. Patrick, who is the namesake of this   holiday. Although St. Patrick’s Day is a largely commercialized holiday in the United … Continue reading

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Conservator’s Notebook: Mabel Florence Young, Painter of Irish Landscapes

The conservation lab at the Burns Library is a pleasant workspace with a nice blend of modern equipment, like my arts and crafts style oak work bench which was hand built in 1999 by Paul O’Connell, a graduate of the … 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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Exhibition Update: Writing from the Irish Language Tradition and Literary Lives

The John J. Burns Library at Boston College is proud to offer an exhibit of writings in Irish and in English by ancient and contemporary Irish authors who inspired by the natural and mystical, frame golden notes for others to … Continue reading

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