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John J. Burns Library



Boston College's special collections and rare books, including the University’s Archives, are housed in the John J. Burns Library, located in the Bapst Library Building, north entrance.

Upcoming Events

Nótaí/Notes: Music and Ireland Research Symposium
September 22-23, 2017
Friday reception in Burns Library, followed by a full day of talks on Saturday in Gasson. Co-sponsored with NUI Galway. For more information and to register, click here.

Harp Studies: Perspectives on the Irish Harp
October 18, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
An illustrated lecture/recital by Dr. Sandra Joyce (University of Limerick) and Dr. Helen Lawlor (Dundalk IT)


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Past Events

"Fairies, Rebels, and the Boundaries of the House in 1916"

Friday, February 3, 2017

Presented by Lucy McDiarmid, Marie Frazee-Baldassarre Professor of English at Montclair State University and author of the recently published At Home In The Revolution: What Women Said and Did in 1916.





"Poems of Repossession : A Celebration of Contemporary Irish Poetry"

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Louis de PaorNuala Ní DhomhnaillDeirdre Brennan, and Liam Ó Muirthile read and discussed selections from Leabhar na hAthghabhála / Poems of Repossession, a newly published anthology of Irish-language poetry with English translations, edited by Louis de Paor.

"The National Museum of Ireland and the Making of a National Collection"

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Presented by Dr. Raghnall Ó Floinn, Director, National Museum of Ireland