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Examining the Life and Times of Roger Casement

Author: Margaret Lloyd

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The University of Notre Dame and the University of Limerick recently collaborated to present a three day conference on the legacy of Roger Casement in Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland. Attracting scholars from North America, South America, and Europe to the spot where Casement, a global humanitarian and international political figure, was arrested for importing guns into Ireland as part of the 1916 Irish Rebellion, the conference examined the global and local impact of this controversial figure.…

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2013-2014 FLTA Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin

Author: Margaret Lloyd

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We are joined this year by Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin. Caoimhghín, currently a Ph.D. candidate in local place names and dialect studies at NUI Maynooth, where he received his B.A. in civil law and Irish, is from N. County Louth. His education before that mirrored Irish Language and Literature professor and Keough-Naughton Fellow Peter McQuillan’s as they attended the same Christian Brothers primary school and Christian Brothers secondary school, in north County Louth.…

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All Ireland Dance Champs!

Author: Margaret Lloyd

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Eight members of the Notre Dame/St. Mary’s Irish Dance Team celebrated the culmination of years of hard work in an enchanted performance at the All-Ireland Irish Dance Championship in Belfast, Northern Ireland in November.  Coached by Connor T. Reider (ND '14), the ND/SMC All-Ireland's Ceili Team of Kelly McGovern (ND '14), Lauren Kepley (SMC '14), Anne Marie Crowell (ND '14), Katie Herman (SMC '14), Grace Deardurff (ND '14), Cathy Cichon (ND '14), Mary Kate McGloughlin (SMC '15) and Katy Wahl (ND '16) brought home the winning trophy and wonderful memories of a perfect moment.   …

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