The library is open Mondayand Thursday evenings from 4:30-8:30 pm

and also open by appointment.

Be sure to follow the McKiernan Library Facebook page. 

Click here for classes offered by CJAC's Irish College.

Online Archives and Exhibitions

Explore the history of Irish Arts in Minnesota through oral histories, music, photos, posters and more!

Fifty-two archival tracks of traditional music recorded in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1958! St. Paul musician Marge Sontag (née Doherty) and other members of the Doherty Family made these recordings at the home of Tony and Margaret Doherty on Selby Avenue. They feature the family patriarch Tony Doherty (1896–1972) on fiddle, daughter Marge on piano and accordion, daughter Mary on piano and daughter Joan on piano. A fascinating blend of Irish-American and Scandinavian tunes that the Dohertys brought to St. Paul from Cedar Lake Township south of the Twin Cities.

Explore our digital version of Conradh na Gaeilge's beautiful bilingual travelling exhibition celebrating 125 years of Irish language revival.

Library Collection

Main Library Collection:

Over 4000 books and 1000 commercial audio recordings available for use within the Library Reading Room 

Online Irish Book Sale

Irish books for sale! All proceeds benefit the McKiernan Library.


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