John Boyle O’Reilly exhibit to open at BC on Tues., Nov. 12

The John J. Burns Library and The Center for Irish Programs at Boston College in collaboration with The John Boyle O’Reilly Society of Ireland, The Charitable Irish Society, and The Eire Society of Boston will be opening an exhibit entitled “John Boyle O’Reilly, His Life and Work” on Tues., Nov. 12, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Burns Library. Opening remarks will be made by the Honorable Richard Culhane, Lord Mayor of Drogheda and President of the John Boyle O’Reilly Society of Ireland. A reception will follow.
On the following day, at 4 p.m., there will be a presentation on John Boyle O’Reilly, also in the Burns Library, where Sean Collins, curator of the 2013 O’Reilly exhibit in Drogheda, will speak about O’Reilly’s early life and education and Professor Catherine B. Shannon will deliver a talk on O’Reilly as a prophet of American Progressivism and Social Justice. For information, please contact Anne Del Vecchio via e-mail at or by telephone at 617-552-4470.