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Patrick Geoghegan: "Daniel O'Connell v. The Chartists"


Patrick Geoghegan, a Visiting Naughton Fellow, is Professor in Modern History at Trinity College Dublin and an expert on the tensions between constitutional nationalism and republicanism in Ireland during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. He is also a popular broadcaster and presents the award-winning weekly radio programme ‘Talking History’ on Irish radio. 

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Ann-Marie Long: "Ireland in Late 13th- and 14th-Century Icelandic Sources"

Ann Marie Long

How did medieval Icelanders conceive, construct, and perceive themselves and their place in the world?  Ann-Marie Long, a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of History at the University of Notre Dame, will discuss this question by focusing on the preserved versions of the Icelandic Book of Settlements (Landnámabók) and Sagas of Icelanders (Íslendingasögur), which tell of the participation of an Irish element in the colonization of Iceland.

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On St. Patrick's Day, Notre Dame joins in the "Bells of Joy" initiative to symbolically celebrate and welcome immigrants from around the world

Author: Mary Hendriksen

University President John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. announced today that at 11 a.m. on this St. Patrick’s Day, Friday, March 17, the bells of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart will ring out in celebration and welcoming of immigrants from around the world. Joining in a global “Bells of Joy” initiative launched by former Irish President Mary McAleese, Notre Dame, together with churches and other institutions worldwide," takes part in this action to symbolically banish hatred and fear of our foreign brothers and sisters."

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