The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies is a teaching-and-research institute within Notre Dame's Keough School of Global Affairs dedicated to the study and understanding of Irish culture—in Ireland and around the world—in all of its manifestations. Since its inception in the 1993-1994 academic year with the Donald and Marilyn Keough Program in Irish Studies, the Institute has assembled superior faculty and library collections. Even before, with the arrival on campus of Seamus Deane as the Donald and Marilyn Keough Chair of Irish Studies in 1992, the effort began to bring outstanding educators, political leaders, writers, musicians, and other visitors to campus so to "bring Ireland to Notre Dame." We foster exchanges between Notre Dame and Ireland to make direct experiences available to our students and to "bring Notre Dame to Ireland." With such initiatives as the landmark, award-winning documentary 1916 The Irish Rebellion and the annual IRISH seminar, the Institute is also focused on "bringing Ireland to the world."
Patrick Griffin, Madden-Hennebry Professor of History, is the Director of the Keough-Naughton Institute.
Read about his scholarly work and his appointment.