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

“1916 and High Modernism”

Brian O'Conchumhair

Brian Ó Conchubhair, Associate Professor of Irish Language and Literature at the University of Notre Dame, presents “1916 and High Modernism” at 3:30 PM Friday, December 5th in 424 Flanner Hall.

Ó Conchubhair, also Director of the Center of Study of Languages and Culture, authored a monograph on the intellectual history of the Irish revival entitled Fin de Siècle na Gaeilge: Darwin, An Athbheochan agus Smaointeoireacht na hEorpa

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The Intertextual Genius of Marina Carr's Ariel

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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Lord Rosse's Great Telescope

Author: Todd Boruff


During the summer of 2014, University of Notre Dame senior Anastasia Wright spent three weeks in Ireland studying the 19th-century astronomer William Parsons, the third Earl of Rosse. Lord Rosse is best known for building a 72-inch telescope, the largest in the world until the early 20th century. “He trained his own workers. He built his own forge. I found that really fascinating and that got me wondering why someone like him would be building such a thing at the time,” said Wright, a history

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2015 Spring Semester Irish Studies Courses Announced

Author: Margaret Lloyd

In Spring 2015 students may choose among Irish Studies class offerings in Irish language - from beginning to advanced, an introduction to Irish writers including Jonathan Swift, Oscar Wilde and Brian Friel, as well as the story of Irish America.
Taught by Keough-Naughton faculty fellows in Irish Language and Literature, History, English, Gender Studies, Anthropology, Film, Television, and Theatre, and American Studies departments, classes encompass a wide range of Irish history, literature, drama and language. Class offerings include:…

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