We invite any University of Notre Dame student with an interest in the rich traditions of Irish literature, language, culture and politics to explore our program.
Irish Studies classes are open to ALL students.
Even if a student is unable to commit to the full minor requirements, we welcome and encourage any and all to learn more about Irish culture, literature, language and politics. Many classes are cross listed with other departments.
"Notre Dame has enriched my education through its huge wealth of classes and academic opportunities. Because of classes provided by the Keough-Naughton Institute – like Irish Language, Irish Politics, and Irish Writers - I’ve been able to supplement my political science major with Irish culture and politics, something that I always wanted to do."
Samantha Caesar, '14
In addition, we support students' research and involvement in Irish Studies through many avenues:
- extensive class offerings across wide disciplines
- Irish Language classes
- lectures and public talk series bringing Irish scholars to campus
- annual Irish Film Festival
- Dublin study program
- travel classes
- archeological digs in Western Ireland
- conference and travel support