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

The Multiplication of States and the Waning of Sovereignty


On Friday, September 19th at 3 PM in 424 Flanner Hall Donald Sassoon will give a lecture The Multiplication of States and the Waning of Sovereignty. Sassoon is Professor of Comparative European History in Queen Mary’s College of the University of London. He is the author of, among other works, One Hundred Years of Socialism

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International Brendan Behan Conference: “Brendan Behan: Rescuing the Writer from the Myth”


Chaired by Barry McCrea, Keough Family Professor of Irish Studies and Professor of English and John McCourt, Università Roma Tre, this 2-day conference will reassess the life and work of one of Ireland’s best known, most controversial, and least studied writers. It will explore the author’s writings in both English and Irish while taking stock of his overall achievement and legacy. Speakers will include Enrico Terrinoni (University for Foreigners, Perugia), Barry McCrea (University of Notre Dame), John McCourt (Università Roma Tre), Mícheál Mac Craith (formerly of NUI Galway).…

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Keough Family Professor of Irish Studies Barry McCrea to chair International Brendan Behan Conference in Rome Global Gateway

Author: Margaret Lloyd

Notre Dame’s Rome Global Gateway is the setting for the International Brendan Behan Conference titled “Brendan Behan: Rescuing the Writer from the Myth.”  Barry McCrea, Keough Family Professor of Irish Studies and Professor of English and Romance Languages with co-chair John McCourt of University of Rome elected to examine Behan’s work on the 50th anniversary of his death.

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Anthropology professor’s study analyzes Irish immigration

Author: Gabriela Malespin

Ian Kuijt, professor of anthropology at Notre Dame, presented his findings regarding the importance of the hearth and its connection to the narrative of Irish immigration in the Snite Museum of Art on Saturday.

Kuijt’s research, titled “The Empty Hearth: Archeological Insights into Irish America,” centered on the documentation and analysis of archeological findings on Inishark, an island located approximately eight miles off the coast of the mainland and abandoned in 1960 in less than 24 hours.

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