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Bookmark: Biography published of Eoin McKiernan

  • May 25, 2013 - 3:12 PM

“Irish America Reawakening: The Eoin McKiernan Story,” a memoir/biography by his daughter, Deirdre McKiernan Hetzler, has been published by the Canadian publisher Borealis Press (not to be confused with Borealis Books, the imprint of the Minnesota Historical Society Press).

Eoin McKiernan was an early scholar in Irish Studies and the founder of the Irish American Cultural Institute; he devoted his life to preserving the Irish culture. He studied Gaelic language in Ireland and moved to St. Paul in 1960 to teach at the University of St. Thomas. He died in 2004.

The book is available at Irish on Grand in St. Paul and online.

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