Celebrating 20 Years: 1993 - 2013

Bringing Ireland to Notre Dame and Notre Dame to Ireland

Ag tabhairt na hÉireann go Notre Dame agus Notre Dame go hÉirinn

Current Events

Miracles of Development: from Irish Pigs to Celtic Tigers

Sarah Townsend 2014 Keough-Naughton fellow

Keough-Naughton Fellow Sarah L. Townsend will give the lecture “Miracles of Development: from Irish Pigs to Celtic Tigers at  3:30 PM Friday, January 30th in 424 Flanner Hall.

Professor Townsend received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 2011 and since then has served as Assistant Professor of English at the University of South Dakota, where she teaches courses in modern and contemporary British, Irish, and Anglophone fiction and drama. She has published essays on J.M. Synge, Patrick McCabe, Enda Walsh, and others.…

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The Greek Tragic Family on the Irish Stage

Isabelle Torrance

On Friday, February 6th in 424 Flanner Hall the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies presents Isabelle Torrance, Associate Professor of Classics.  Professor Torrance will speak to “The Intertextual Genius of Marina Carr's Ariel. 

Professor Torrance specializes in archaic and classical Greek literature and culture, especially Greek tragedy and religion. She is also interested in the reception of classical myth in later literature. In her teaching she aims to combine broad understanding of different literary genres, and what they tell us about Greek culture.

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Former President of Ireland Mary McAleese joins Institute as Visiting Fellow

Author: Margaret Lloyd


The Keough-Naughton Institute is delighted to announce Mary McAleese, former President of Ireland will join us in spring 2015 as the Distinguished Martin and Carmel Naughton Visiting Fellow. As Naughton Fellow, McAleese will teach a course “Children and the Law” in the Notre Dame Law School and participate in the Keough-Naughton Institute’s speaker series. …

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Visiting Professor Ian McBride

Author: Margaret Lloyd

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Ian McBride, Professor of Irish and British History at King’s College London, joined the Institute as Patrick B. O’Donnell Visiting Professor of Irish Studies this fall. His time in the Institute was spent developing two projects he is currently pursuing: eighteenth century Ireland and the role of historians in making sense of the Northern Ireland conflict.…

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