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2015 Graduation Reception

Keough-naughton Institute Director Chris Fox awards the Keough Undergraduate Award to Sam Caesar

The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies and Department of Irish Language and Literature honor their graduating students at a reception Friday, May 15th in 422 Flanner from noon to 2 PM. All are welcome to join our seniors, their families and Irish Studies faculty.…

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Irish Seminar 2015



Peripheral Modernities? Ireland, Argentina, Latin America

27th June – 11th July 2015

IDES, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Under the direction of Diarmuid Ó Giolláin, the Irish Seminar will explore Irish Studies in a non-Anglophone and a global context.  The project is not comparative for its own sake, but seeks to ask new questions about Ireland and Irish Studies in the world by looking at parallels with Argentina (and indeed with Latin American Studies). We also wish to explore aspects of the Irish experience specific to Argentina – Irish emigration to the region, the Irish community there, the reception of Irish literature in this part of the southern hemisphere. We hope that our stay in this dynamic and sophisticated metropolis will challenge our notion of Irish Studies.…

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Notre Dame announces new partnership at Kylemore Abbey in Ireland

Author: Sue Lister

Kylemore Abbey

The University of Notre Dame and the Benedictine Community at Kylemore Abbey in Connemara, County Galway, Ireland, have formed a partnership to create a center to advance their shared spiritual, cultural and educational missions.

The programs offered by the center will draw both upon the rich tradition of Benedictine spirituality and the academic rigor of Notre Dame. Programming, which will include courses of varied length and span a variety of academic disciplines, is expected to begin in 2016.

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Notre Dame Produces Liam Neeson-Narrated Documentary to Remember Ireland's 1916 Easter Rising

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Liam Neeson

The University of Notre Dame will play a major role in the international celebration of the centenary of Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising, which was announced Tuesday, March 31 in Dublin by Taoiseach Enda Kenny. A documentary television series, 1916: The Irish Rebellion, produced by Notre Dame’s Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, will be broadcast worldwide during the centenary, which memorializes the events in Dublin on Easter Week a century ago, when an insurrection started a process that culminated in an independent Irish state and accelerated the disintegration of the British Empire.

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