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Acclaimed Irish musician Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin to present recital/lecture for annual Hibernian Lecture

Author: Heather Gary

Acclaimed Irish musician Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin will present this year’s Hibernian Lecture,  “Chief O’Neill’s Music of Ireland,” on Friday, Oct. 3 at 4:00 p.m. at the Carey Auditorium in Hesburgh Library.

Ó Súilleabháin is chair of music and founding director emeritus of the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick. Noted for his development of a uniquely Irish traditional piano style, he has recorded extensively with the Irish Chamber Orchestra and has released more than 10 CD recordings.

 

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Institute Welcomes Four Visiting Fellows

Author: Margaret Lloyd

Institute Welcomes Four Visiting Fellows

Four new scholars of Irish Studies have joined the Keough-Naughton Institute as visiting fellows during the 2014-15 academic year. John Kelly, Donald R. Keough Distinguished Professor; Sophie Sweetman McConnell, Keough-Naughton Fellow; Sarah L. Townsend, Keough-Naughton Fellow and Ian McBride, Patrick B. O'Donnell Visiting Professor of Irish Studies.…

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Keough Family Professor of Irish Studies Barry McCrea to chair International Brendan Behan Conference in Rome Global Gateway

Author: Margaret Lloyd

Notre Dame’s Rome Global Gateway is the setting for the International Brendan Behan Conference titled “Brendan Behan: Rescuing the Writer from the Myth.”  Barry McCrea, Keough Family Professor of Irish Studies and Professor of English and Romance Languages with co-chair John McCourt of University of Rome elected to examine Behan’s work on the 50th anniversary of his death.

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Anthropology professor’s study analyzes Irish immigration

Author: Gabriela Malespin

Ian Kuijt, professor of anthropology at Notre Dame, presented his findings regarding the importance of the hearth and its connection to the narrative of Irish immigration in the Snite Museum of Art on Saturday.

Kuijt’s research, titled “The Empty Hearth: Archeological Insights into Irish America,” centered on the documentation and analysis of archeological findings on Inishark, an island located approximately eight miles off the coast of the mainland and abandoned in 1960 in less than 24 hours.

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