Eire-Ireland: a Journal of Irish Studies

Eire-Ireland: a Journal of Irish Studies is a magazine specializing in Social Science topics.

Articles from Spring-Summer

Contemporary Catholic and Protestant Irish America: Social Identities, Forgiveness, and Attitudes toward the Troubles
The intractability of ethnic conflicts is due in part to their selective focus on the past. Images of the past are used to legitimate the present social order, but such order presupposes shared memories, and as memories diverge, a society's members...
Culture, Commodity, and Cead Mile Failte: U.S. and Irish Tourist Films as a Vision of Ireland
IN 1966, Bord Failte, the Irish Tourist Board, sponsored a documentary intended to update the international profile of "The Emerald Isle." Robert Monks's 1966 Ireland: The New Convention Country would emphasize the modern facilities available to...
In the Shadow of a Grain Elevator: A Portrait of an Irish Neighborhood in Buffalo, New York, in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
THE creation of the immigrant neighborhood is one of the central features of American urbanization since the nineteenth century. Irish settlements in North America since the early 1800s have been analyzed with depictions of various "Irishtowns"...
Nationalism, Sentiment, and Economics: Relations between Ireland and Irish America in the Postwar Years
Ireland is a country whose sons and daughters hold her dearly above all, and it is evident in your great country as in others, that their love does not wither because the soil beneath their feet is foreign soil. St Patrick planted more than the...
New York State's "Great Irish Famine Curriculum": A Report
THE Great Irish Famine Curriculum was founded on initiatives that came from both sides of the narrow street in Albany that separates the chambers of the New York State Legislature from the New York State Education Department. In 1996, the State...
The Irish Famine in American School Curricula
EXAMINING how people remember the past has become for historians as important as analyzing the events on which those collective memories are based. (1) On one level, the trend extends the established method of intradisciplinary self-critique known...
The New Jersey Famine Curriculum: A Report
The one duty we owe to history is to rewrite it. OSCAR WILDE Is 1995, when I first learned that the New Jersey Holocaust Education Commission had been empowered by the legislature to consider course materials on "a wide range of genocides,"...
The Process of Migration and the Reinvention of Self: The Experiences of Returning Irish Emigrants
IRISH migration at the end of the twentieth century encompasses complex and multidimensional processes. Whereas Irish emigrants were once drawn almost exclusively from the agricultural and laborer classes, in the closing decades of the twentieth...
Transatlantic Connections and the Sharp Edge of the Great Depression
IRISH transatlantic migration has inspired a number of impressive works in a variety of fields, from the humanities to the social sciences. Yet the vast majority of these accounts end early in the twentieth century, often immediately after World...