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About the Center for Irish Programs
The Center for Irish Programs brings together all Irish initiatives at Boston College and is comprised of the Irish Studies Program, the Burns Library Irish Collections and Boston College - Dublin.

Center for Irish Programs
Connolly House
300 Hammond Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

James H. Murphy CM, PhD, DLitt, FRHistS
Interim Director
Connolly House, Room 207

Boston College, Ireland
43 St. Stephen's Green
Dublin 2


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Irish Studies
Founded in 1978, BC's Irish Studies program provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Irish culture and society. The program offers an undergraduate minor in Irish Studies and an MA in Irish Literature and Culture. Graduate programs in English and History attract, train and place outstanding PhD candidates who wish to integrate Irish studies into their disciplines.

Irish Institute
Working under the auspices of the Center for Irish Programs and in close connection with the Irish Studies Program, the Irish Institute utilizes cross-campus and local resources to facilitate personal, corporate, and professional educational exchanges whose goal  is to promote a more lasting peace on the island of Ireland. The Irish Institute hosts officials and policymakers from Ireland and Northern Ireland for professional development programs in areas such as government, non-profit, business, and education.