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Academics

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.

Events

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.
 

Irish Studies Events

Gaelic Roots Lunchtime Series with musician Manus McGuire

Gaelic Roots Lunchtime Series with musician Manus McGuire

Manus McGuire will be featured on October 22 in the 1st installment of the Gaelic Roots Lunchtime Series. He will incorporate a talk on regional fiddle styles with his performance. A question/answer segment will immediately follow on Facebook.

Manus is an acclaimed Irish fiddle player who continues to support the links that exist between Irish Music and its historical journey into the United States.

October 22

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Gaelic Roots lunchtime series event with musician and author Gerry O'Connor

Gaelic Roots lunchtime series event with musician and author Gerry O'Connor

Gerry O’Connor will present an audio-visual lecture/performance based on his 2018 publication of The Rose in the Gap - Dance Music from the Oriel Region, a collection of the dance music of South Ulster from the turn of the 20 th century.

With a focus on his local music of Oriel, he is known world-wide as a soloist and as a founder band member of Lá Lugh, Skylark and Oirialla.

November 05

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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
617-552-6396

Contact Us

Assistant to the Director
Joan Reilly
617-552-6396
joan.reilly@bc.edu