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Beyond Exclusion in Medieval Ireland

Posted on: 28 April 2022 | Category: 2022 posts

ancient medieval manuscript

The Institute of Irish Studies’ Leverhulme Fellow, Dr Stephen Hewer, recently published a book on the legal status of different groups in medieval Ireland. The Institute hosted a book launch on 16 March. Here, he details the processes of making the book and some of the major findings.

A Brief History of St Patrick's Day

Posted on: 16 March 2022 | Category: 2022 posts

A brief history of St Patrick's Day

St Patrick’s Day (17th March) is a global celebration and also a big event in the social calendar of the city of Liverpool with three quarters of the city’s population claiming Irish ancestry. The event is popularly associated with wearing green and drinking Guinness, but what would the real St Patrick have thought of all this?

Watch the second Annual Seamus Heaney Lecture

Posted on: 17 December 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

Professor Peter Shirlow, Sinead Cusack at the second annual Seamus Heaney lecture

On Thursday 18 November 2021 the Institute of Irish Studies welcomed Professor Roy Foster (Emeritus Professor of Irish History, University of Oxford, and author of On Seamus Heaney) to deliver the second Annual Seamus Heaney Lecture

Our Favourite Places to Visit Outside of the City

Posted on: 8 August 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

Photograph of Crosby Beach

Sometimes you just want to take a break from city life, escape for a few hours. We know the feeling! We've put together a few suggestions of where you could go, including some stops along the way. So get your comfy trainers ready because you're about to go on an adventure.

Exiled Women – English and Irish nuns at home and away

Posted on: 23 March 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

Painting of a group of people

In seventeenth century England, Catholicism was outlawed across the land, punishable by heavy fines, imprisonment, and sometimes execution. Ireland (then under English rule) had just concluded the Nine Year’s War that effectively ended the Gaelic political systems that had survived for centuries, with greater plantation of Protestant settlers to follow.

Confronting a 'dark and painful reality': the Mother and Baby Homes Report

Posted on: 18 January 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

Flowers left at the site of the Bon Secours, Mother and Baby Home, Tuam

Postgraduate research student Lucy Simpson-Kilbane discusses the Mother and Baby Homes Report, Ireland, published earlier this month following a five-year inquiry.

Video: In Conversation with Nana Nubi, Author of the Nigerian Heritage Colouring Book

Posted on: 27 October 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

Nana Nubi holding a copy of her book Nigerian Heritage

The School of Histories, Languages and Cultures at the University of Liverpool was delighted to present Nana Nubi (Founder of the 'Alpha Project' Ireland, author of 'Nigerian Heritage') in conversation with Jacob Hussain (final year undergraduate in Irish Studies) in a live online discussion during Black History Month 2020.

Welcome to Liverpool! 5 tips for Irish Studies students new to University of Liverpool

Posted on: 26 September 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

Irish Studies students and lecturer discussing books

Welcome week runs from 28 September – 2 October 2020 and is set to be a little different this year, however there are still tons of events and tools that you can use to interact with the department, explore the city and get to know the University of Liverpool as a new student. Here are 5 tips for Irish Studies students during Welcome Week to get yourself settled and in the know as soon as possible:

‘2020 has given us a new perspective. We need hope’ — the world and home with artist Paul Doran

Posted on: 18 September 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

Artist Paul Doran standing in front of some artwork

This month, Outreach Officer Maev McDaid met with Irish artist Paul Doran, who is enjoying great success with his contemporary abstract art exhibitions.

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    Beyond Exclusion in Medieval Ireland

    ancient medieval manuscript

    Posted on: 28 April 2022 | Category: 2022 posts

    The Institute of Irish Studies’ Leverhulme Fellow, Dr Stephen Hewer, recently published a book on the legal status of different groups in medieval Ireland. The Institute hosted a book launch on 16 March. Here, he details the processes of making the book and some of the major findings.

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