Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Nollaig Shona

Best wishes of the Season to all our readers, and looking forward to seeing you again when we open again on the 5th January, 2015. The images here come from the Bairead Family Collection. Stiophan Bairead was first Treasurer of the Gaelic League from 1893 to 1920, and one group of items (G3/15) consists of early Christmas cards from the League.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Prof. Kevin Boyle Archive Launch and Symposium

On 28th November a memorable and fascinating series of events saw the Professor Kevin Boyle archive officially launched at NUI Galway. A seminar entitled "the Human Rights Scholar-Activist / Activist-Scholar", excellently organised by the School of Law and Irish Centre for Human Rights, saw a host of local national and international speakers, including keynote speaker, Professor Sir Nigel Rodley, Chairman of the United Nations Human Rights Committee, present papers on not just Kevin Boyle's major contribution to teaching and practising of law and Human Rights advocacy and activism but on wider, current and important issues of human rights law and conditions in Ireland and internationally.

 Following the symposium, the launch of the archives was officiated by the Attorney General Máire Whelan, a former student of Professor Boyle and an alumni of NUI Galway, spoke warmly and passionately about Kevin's contribution and to the potential of the archive for future research.

You can watch all the proceedings of the symposium - The morning session and the afternoon session.

For more on The Professor Kevin Boyle archive and to access the archive catalogue please click here

You can read Irish Times coverage of the launch here