"institute of irish studies" blog posts

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


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.


Watch: Mary Robinson discusses women's leadership and climate change

Posted on: 23 January 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

Mary Robinson giving a lecture

Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson spoke about women’s leadership and climate change at a special event organised by the London Irish Lawyers Association in association with the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Irish Studies.