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Writing from the Irish Language Tradition: Ancient Inspires New  

September 4, 2010 – December 15, 2010
Irish Room

To view this exhibit please see the Burns Library Hours.

This exhibit includes books, manuscripts and sculptures that focus on the Irish language tradition from the early eighteenth century scribe William Sheehan to contemporary poet Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill.

Buile SuibhneThe John J. Burns Library at Boston College is proud to offer an exhibit of writings in Irish and in English by ancient and contemporary Irish authors who inspired by the natural and mystical, frame golden notes for others to hear, take to heart and mind and to use to create anew.

This exhibit is offered as a complementary display to the Literary Lives exhibit at the McMullen Museum, which features many items from the Burns Library’s collections, including 11 works of art, 7 artifacts and 90 letters, manuscripts and books, as well as a dozen photographs from the Bobbie Hanvey Photographic Archives.

IMAGE: Buile Suibhne - Galway sculptor John Coll depicts "Mad Sweeney," subject of Seamus Heaney’s long poem, Sweeney Astray, published in 1983.