Search the Burns Blog!
Find Us on Facebook!
Read Our Past Posts!
Tag Archives: revolution
Kathleen Daly was born in County Limerick in 1878 to a family of strong nationalists; her father and uncle were prominent Fenians (republicans). Kathleen was raised in a home where sacrifice for an independent Ireland was encouraged, and sacrifice to … Continue reading
The New York Times called Margaret Skinnider “the schoolteacher turned sniper,” which was both a testament and a slight to her remarkable life. Born to Irish parents in Scotland, she spent summers in the countryside of County Monaghan as a … Continue reading
Mollie (or Máire, in Irish) Gill is the first woman featured in our Irish Women Rising blog series who did not come from the well-to-do, Anglo-Irish class. Hailing from an Irish family, Mollie Gill’s life is representative of thousands of young … Continue reading
While working as a student assistant in the conservation lab of the John J. Burns Library was never something I knew I wanted to do, it has become such an informative part of my career at Boston College. Many who … Continue reading
“The history of her family – typical of a hundred and one Anglo-Irish families – pointed the way to only three kinds of life: either she became an ornament , at best graceful, of the little social round that divided … Continue reading
On April 24, 1916, Patrick Pearse launched an armed insurrection in Dublin. Nationalist forces took control of several of key locations and government buildings, including the General Post Office, where Pearse stood to read the proclamation of new independent Irish … Continue reading
Throughout Ireland’s history, tension between Ireland and England over political and religious control resulted in a series of violent clashes. Since 1691, England largely controlled Ireland by establishing an Anglo-Irish aristocracy, frequently referred to as the “Protestant Ascendancy” or “The … Continue reading