About the Collection

The Eoin McKiernan Library (EML) has over 3500 books

The initial McKiernan Library donation was a miscellaneous “Irish-Studies” collection, partially assembled by Eoin McKiernan personally and partially consisting of books sent to McKiernan as “review” copies in his role as director of the Irish-American Cultural Institute and other organizations. McKiernan’s particular interests were Irish history, politics, and religion (emphasizing topics related to Irish political unity), the Irish language, Irish folklore, and the arts in Ireland.
Our current collection includes the McKiernan donation as well as additional donations from community members and organizations including Irish Genealogical Society International. We are working to grow our collection of books on the Irish Arts (especially music and dance) in hopes to better serve the Celtic Junction Arts Center community and the broader Irish Arts community of Minnesota.


Celtic Junction Arts Center and the Eoin McKiernan Library are the winners of the 2018 IrishCentral's Creativity and Arts Award for Irish American Centers and Festivals! 


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TUESDAY           4.30pm - 6.30pm

WEDNESDAY    4.30pm - 6.30pm

THURSDAYS     4.30pm - 6.30pm


836 Prior Avenue, St. Paul, MN, 55104

Celtic Junction is a Twin Cities-based arts and cultural center that provides a central gathering place to educate our audiences and preserve, promote and celebrate the Celtic cultural legacy for the benefit of all ages and future generations.