Special Features for Irish America Magazine

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A Living Legacy: Irish Art from the Collection of Brian Burns

A special supplement to Irish America by Turlough McConnell delving into the genesis of Brian Burns’ collection of Irish art and the subsequent sale of his collection at the world-renowned London auction house, Sotheby’s in November 2018.

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Irish Scholarship Landmark at Boston College

Burns Scholars 25

A special supplement to Irish America by Turlough McConnell celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Boston College’s Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies Program. Featuring interviews with Mary McAleese, Mick Maloney, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, and more former Scholars. Original photography by Kim Haughton.

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1916 – 2016: Proclaiming the American Story


A special supplement to Irish America by Turlough McConnell highlighting the recent scholarship on the Easter Rising and how it will come together at a new photo exhibition in partnership with the Consulate General of Ireland in New York.

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Boston College: Guardian of Irish Culture

BostonCollege Feature

In this feature for Irish America Magazine, Turlough McConnell reports on Boston College’s broad commitment to Irish Studies through its Irish Studies Programs, Irish Institute, Burns Library Irish Collections and the Centre for Irish Programs-Dublin.

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The Four Irish Nobel Laureates

“Without the titanic vision of one man, Brian P. Burns, one of this would have been possible,” writes Roger Kohn of “The Four Irish Nobel Laureates,” a serious of sculptures created by noted Irish artist Rowan Gillespie, now permanently housed in the John J. Burns Library.

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A River Runs Through It


Turlough McConnell reviews the new home and history of the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota designed by architect, Jean Nouvel and completed in 2006. Including an interview with Joe Dowling, the Guthrie’s seventh artistic director.

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Commemorating the Great Irish Famine 1845 – 1850


On the occasion of an 1996 exhibition on the Irish Famine traveling through the United States, Turlough McConnell provides a closer look.

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