Theater of Comedy The Dublin-based Barabbas…the Company hit the United States with their innovative production of The Whiteheaded Boy, an Irish repertory classic, in September and October. The whirlwind tour took in dates in five cities, including the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and the New Wave Festival at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Readers who didn't manage to … [Read more...] about Hibernia Culture
Oh! star of Erin, queen of tears, Black clouds have beset thy birth, And your people die like morning stars, That your light may grace the earth. – "Stars of Freedom," 1981 By IRA volunteer Bobby Sands, M.P. H-Block, Long Kesh Prison Camp ℘℘℘ Watching Bobby Sands die in 1981, much of the world realized, finally, that the young IRA soldier and hunger striker was a … [Read more...] about Wild Irish Women: A Most Sorrowful Mystery
On Monday, December 3, Guestbook Project, an initiative started by Boston College Professor of Philosophy Richard Kearney that uses the power of digital storytelling to promote peace and heal divisions, honored the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement with a media reception at Boston College.
Founded in 2008 on the 10th anniversary of the Agreement, the Guestbook … [Read more...] about Guestbook Project Marks Good Friday
Agreement’s 20th Anniversary
Six years after finding a box in her attic with her great-great-grandfather’s photographs and letters from his time in the American Civil War – and one book later – author of Yours Faithfully, Florence Burke: An Irish Immigrant Story and former educator Ellen B. Alden donated these artifacts of the early days of the Irish American experience to Boston College’s John J. Burns … [Read more...] about Trove of Irish Civil War Letters Donated to Boston College
Boston College lost a hard-fought game to Georgia Tech 14-17 at the 2016 Aer Lingus College Football Classic (formerly the Emerald Isle Classic) at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium on September 3. The game capped off a week of pep rallies and tailgate parties at Trinity College Dublin, as well as an American Football Showcase, with six Atlanta high schools competing at nearby Donnybrook … [Read more...] about Georgia Tech & Boston College Spar in Dublin