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."
The award-winning, landmark documentary 1916 The Irish Rebellion has been shortlisted by the Indian World Film Festival, to be held in Hyderabad, India, on March 19, 2017. 1916 joins entries from 12 other countries around the world--at a festival whose organizers aim to showcase the best of world cinema.
When the world-renowned poet Paul Muldoon gave a reading at Notre Dame on January 27, his meeting with the Polish academic Wit Pietrzak proved to be yet another instance of the role of the Keough-Naughton Institute in the “worlding” of Irish Studies.
With the theme "Classical Influences," the 2016 IRISH Seminar took participants to Dublin and Kylemore Abbey as they examined Irish culture from a number of different historical, sociological, and literary perspectives —all with the aim of recognizing the wide-ranging impact of Greek and Roman models on the development of Irish society.
From Christopher Fox, Professor of English and Director of the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies:
"It is with great regret that I announce the passing of Ireland Council member Mickie Keough, without whose help the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies would not exist. We send our thoughts and prayers to all the members of the Keough family."
The Fall Reframing 1916 tour launches this week in Buenos Aires, as part of an Irish Studies Symposium, "The Irish in America," hosted by the Escuela de Lenguas Modernas at the Universidad del Salvador.
Narrated by Liam Neeson, this landmark documentary film presents Dublin's Easter Rising as a pivotal event in world history.