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academic year 2016-2017

The Center for Irish Programs at Boston College

IRISH STUDIES EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC


John Doyle
John Doyle


Thursday, December 8, 2016
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Theology & Ministry Library Auditorium
117 Lake Street
Brighton campus
 

Please join us for a concert featuring musician John Doyle, whose powerhouse rhythmic guitar style, singing, and innovative arrangements have earned him numerous international awards and accolades. John has been a featured regular for many years in BBC Scotland's hugely popular "Transatlantic Sessions" which are broadcast in Ireland and at the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow. Few artists are more respected in the genre or more demand in the studio as songwriter or performer.  Reviews of Doyle's 2012 release, "Shadow and Light", have said his songs are "destined to be classics in the Irish folk music songbook. His talents are rare and exquisite."

This event is free and open to the public but please let us know if you plan to attend
by registering at:  John Doyle Dec. 8 Concert

 

Professor Enda Delaney
Professor Enda Delaney

THE THOMAS J. FLATLEY LECTURE IN IRISH STUDIES
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Connolly House
300 Hammond Street, Chestnut Hill
4:00-6:00 pm


Enda Delaney, Professor of History, University of Edinburgh presents this year's Thomas J. Flatley Lecture in Irish Studies titled:
"Out of Time: Ireland and Modernity"


This lecture will offer an alternative framework for understanding Irish history and culture by investigating the complexities of the Irish encounter with modernity from the mid-eighteenth century until the middle of the last century.

Sponsored by the Center for Irish Programs at Boston College, this event is free and open to the public. Please let us know if you plan to attend by registering at Professor Enda Delaney, "Out of Time: Ireland & Modernity?"

Professor Clair Wills
Professor Clair Wills

Thursday, February 23, 2017
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Devlin Hall, Room 101
 
      

The 2017 Adele Dalsimer Memorial Lecture to be presented by Professor Clair Wills, Leonard L. Milberg '53 Chair of Irish Letters at Princeton University

"Digs and Lodging Houses: Literature, Ruins and Survival in Post-War Britain"

Clair Wills is a leading scholar of twentieth-century British and Irish literature and society. Her Dalsimer lecture will explore the world of post-war British culture and will draw in part of the work of Harold Pinter and Samuel Beckett.

This event is free & open to the public, but please do let us know if you plan to attend by registering at: 2017 Dalsimer Lecture


 

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Selected concert videos:
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Directions and Parking
Theology and Ministry Library Auditorium 
GPS coordinates for 117 Lake Street are: 42.3424444, -71.1638890

Brighton Campus

When seeking directions from GPS or Google Maps, please reference 2101 Commonwealth Avenue to locate the entrance to the Brighton campus. Within the campus, turn left immediately after the second building (Cadigan Center). Make a quick right into the large parking lot in front of the Theology and Ministry Library. Free event parking is available directly in front of the Library. The auditorium entrance is on the ground floor. A map of the Boston College Brighton Campus is available at: /content/bc/a-z/maps/s-brighton.html

By Train
Take the Green Line (B train) to the Boston College stop. Walk from the T stop to Lake Street. Cross Lake Street at the intersection with Commonwealth Avenue and enter Brighton Campus (there is no sign at this entrance). Follow the sidewalk uphill past and around the School of Theology and Ministry (9 Lake St.) Once you have crested the hill and rounded a bend to your right past the school, you will see a large parking lot below. The Theology and Ministry Library (117 Lake Street) sits at the far northern edge of the lot.

From North of Boston
Enter Boston via the Tobin Bridge. Exit onto Storrow Drive. Follow Storrow Drive and take the Kenmore Square exit. Turn right and follow Commonwealth Avenue into Kenmore Square. Stay to the right and continue on Commonwealth Avenue for about 5 miles until you reach the main entrance to the Brighton campus on your right. Turn right onto Brighton campus and continue along the driveway until you see a large parking lot on your left. The Theology and Ministry Library (117 Lake Street) sits at the far northern edge of the lot.

From South and West of Boston
Take Route 128 North to exit 20A, to Route 9 East. Follow Route 9E past the first four traffic lights (about three miles). At the fifth light (there will be a CVS on your left), turn left onto Hammond Street. Continue over the bridge for 0.8 miles to the traffic light. This is Beacon Street; go across Beacon Street and take a quick right at the fork onto College Road. Continue for 0.3 miles. At the intersection with Commonwealth Avenue, turn right and continue to the set of traffic lights where Commonwealth Avenue intersects with Lake Street. At the traffic lights, turn left onto Lake Street and then make an immediate right turn into the Brighton Campus driveway (there is no sign at this entrance). Follow the driveway uphill past and around the School of Theology and Ministry (9 Lake St.) Once you have crested the hill and rounded a bend to your right past the school, you will see a large parking lot below. The Theology and Ministry Library (117 Lake Street) sits at the far northern edge of the lot.

From the Mass Turnpike (I-90)
Take I-90 East to Exit 17 (Newton/Watertown). Take the first right on to Centre Street. Proceed 1.5 miles to Commonwealth Avenue; take a left onto Commonwealth Avenue and continue to the set of traffic lights where Commonwealth Avenue intersects with Lake Street. At the traffic light, turn left onto Lake Street and then make an immediate right turn into the Brighton Campus driveway (there is no sign at this entrance). Follow the driveway uphill past and around the School of Theology and Ministry (9 Lake St.) Once you have crested the hill and rounded a bend to your right past the school, you will see a large parking lot below. The Theology and Ministry Library (117 Lake Street) sits at the far northern edge of the lot.

Visitor parking on the Chestnut Hill campus at Boston College is limited to the two on-campus garages. Please visit /offices/transportation/visitor.html for more detailed information. Limited street parking may be available. Observe posted signs. Google map link:
http://goo.gl/maps/I6f

Cadigan Alumni Center​
Brighton Campus

When seeking directions from GPS or google Maps, please reference 2101 Commonwealth Avenue to locate the entrance to the Brighton campus. After you enter the Brighton Campus from Commonwealth Avenue, the second left leads to a small parking lot in front of the Cadigan Alumni Center. Free event parking is available in the small lot and other adjacent areas. 

Walking/Public Transportation
The closest MBTA stop is Boston College station, the last stop on the “B" line.