Boston College offers a Minor in Irish Studies and a wide range of successful graduate programs within the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Students may obtain an MA with a concentration in Irish History, an English department MA in Irish Literature and Culture; a PhD with a major field in Irish History; and a PhD in English with a concentration in Irish Literature.


The Irish Studies program hosts lectures and conferences open to members of the Boston College community and the public. Gaelic Roots hosts Irish music and dance events. The Burns Library has an outstanding collection of Irish books and manuscripts. The Burns scholar program enables the university to welcome leading international figures in Irish Studies to the campus for a semester or a year. The McMullen Museum regularly hosts Irish-related exhibitions. BC Ireland is Boston College’s home in Dublin, Ireland.

Connolly House

Connolly House

Irish Studies at Boston College is located on BC's Chestnut Hill campus at:

Connolly House
300 Hammond Street, floor 2
Chestntut Hill, Massachusetts, 02467

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Assistant to the Director
Joan Reilly