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Bringing Ireland to Notre Dame and Notre Dame to Ireland

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

Current Events

Seamus Heaney Memorial Lecture: "To Set the Darkness Echoing"


The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies presents the Seamus Heaney Memorial Lecture at 4PM August 28th, 2014 in the Morris Inn. Poet Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill and Donald R. Keough Visiting Fellow John Kelly will offer poetry, prose, reflections and examination of the life and works of the Nobel Laureate. …

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Historians, Truth and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland

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Ian McBride, Professor of History at King's College London, will give a lecture Historians, Truth and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland at 3 PM on Friday, September 5th in 424 Flanner Hall.  A Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the Bristish Association for Irish Studies, he has written numerous articles and papers on topics in modern Irish and British history. His published books include The Siege of Derry in Ulster Protestant Mythology

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2014 Irish Seminar Creates More Questions than Answers

Author: Margaret Lloyd

The 2014 Irish Seminar took place June 16-July 4 in Dublin, Ireland with lectures, public readings and seminars at the Royal Irish Academy and O’Connell House, Notre Dame’s Dublin global gateway.

An annual event since 1999, this year participants explored the theme of “The Vernacular Imagination”, during a period of exceptionally fine Irish summer weather. Chair Diarmuid Ó Giolláin

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Sphere of Influence

Author: Brendan O’Shaughnessy ’93

Walk out the front door of Notre Dame’s “Global Gateway” in Rome and you can turn one way for the ancient Colosseum or the other for fourth century churches and catacombs — all within a few blocks.

Photo by Matt Cashore '94

The neighborhood exhibits such a rich blend of Roman and Church history that Notre Dame created a series of nine walking tours, which all start at the Gateway building on Via Ostilia. To research and write the tours, Italian Studies at Notre Dame tapped a former instructor, Chiara Sbordoni, an expert in Roman literature and culture who actually grew up in that neighborhood. That’s only one example of the international educational connections the Gateway concept hopes to nourish.…

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