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Exhibit Highlights

burns library

America in Ireland
Photographs by Maeve Hickey

November 18 - December 15, 2008

This exhibit explores the multiform presence of Americans and American culture throughout the Island of Ireland. Portraits are at the heart of the exhibit; other images capture a fascinating range of reflections and refractions of America in the landscape, buildings, objects, and icons of the country. The photographs are penetrating and revealing, but always gently sympathetic. Taken together, they convey an artist's wonderfully human rendering of a crucially important but too often misrepresented aspect of Irish life.

The opening of this exhibit marked the growing relation between Boston College and the National University of Ireland, Maynooth - whose President, John Hughes, attended.

 Selections from the Exhibit


Charming Meath man leaning on the lovingly forged gate of his very own Elvis Presley Lodge.


U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy.


Choctaw Indians in the wilds of Mayo.