Tag Archives: Ireland

Violence, Politics and Catholicism in Ireland

Violence, Politics and Catholicism in Ireland (Four Courts Press, 2016) is a collection of essays that looks at the interrelated themes of Catholicism, violence and politics in the Irish context in the 19th and 20th centuries. Authored by Director of Irish … Continue reading

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Adoption, secrecy and love

Journalist and BC alumna Caitríona Palmer was born in Dublin in 1972 to an unwed mother. Raised by loving adoptive parents, she still was eager to track down her birth mother. When she was in her late 20s, she connected with her birth mother and … Continue reading

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Novelists and politicians

Boston College’s Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies James H. Murphy will present “Novelists and Politicians in 19th-Century Ireland” on Nov. 18 at 4:30 p.m. in the Thompson Room of Burns Library. Murphy is a leading scholar of 19th-century Ireland who has authored, or … Continue reading

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Intellectual origins of the Easter Rising

Dublin native Declan Kiberd, a leading international authority on the literature of Ireland, will present “Militarism or Modernism? Intellectual Origins of the Easter Rising, Dublin 1916,” on Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. in Merkert Hall, Room 127. Kiberd is the author … Continue reading

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Power in 19th-century Britain and Ireland

Ciaran O’Neill, Ussher lecturer in history at Trinity College, Dublin, will conduct a seminar titled “Power in 19th-Century Britain and Ireland” on Nov. 12 from noon to 2 p.m. at Connolly House. O’Neill is president of the Society for the Study … Continue reading

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Yeats & Irish Romanticism

University College Cork Professor Claire Connolly will present “Counting on the Past: Yeats and Irish Romanticism” on Nov. 11 at 4:30 p.m. in Connolly House, 300 Hammond St. Connolly’s research and teaching interests include Irish writing; the novel in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; romanticism … Continue reading

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Review: The BBC’s ‘Irish Troubles’

It is hard to convey to people in the second decade of the twenty-first century, many of whom have no memory of the daily murder and mayhem that was Northern Ireland in the 1970s and 1980s, just how hugely disruptive … Continue reading

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