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Florence Impens, 2014-2015 Keough National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow

Author: Margaret Lloyd

Keough NEH Fellow Florence Impens

A student of poetry and native of France, Florence Impens participated in the 2013 Irish Seminar on Contemporary Irish Poetry in Paris.  Impressed with this introduction to the Keough-Naughton Institute, Impens applied for and was delighted to receive one of two Keough-NEH fellowships awarded this year.  She is making use of this time to develop a book length study of classical reception in contemporary Irish poetry while enjoying proximity to Notre Dame’s Special Collections.…

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Patrick McCabe Papers Acquisition

Author: Margaret Lloyd

Pat McCabe

Hesburgh Libraries recently acquired the papers of Patrick McCabe, renowned Irish novelist and playwright.  Twice listed for the Booker Prize, his novel The Butcher Boy “is a canonical Irish novel,”  according to Aedin Ni Bhroithe Clements, Irish studies librarian at Hesburgh Libraries who notes, “McCabe has been at the forefront of Irish literature for at least three decades.”  Born in Clones, County Monahan in 1955, McCabe is a writer of novels, short stories, plays and screenplays. A former visiting fellow in the Keough-Naughton Institute, he also has participated in the Irish Seminar, an annual intensive graduate course run by the Institute.  

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Undergraduates: Irish Internships Summer 2015 Applications Now Due

Author: Margaret Lloyd

Notre Dame Student Summer Interns on 1916 documentary

Applications for summer 2015 internships in Ireland are being accepted through GoIrish until January 23rd.  In its 20th year, the Irish internship program offers placements in Irish government, arts, business and non-profit organizations.

For more information, see here.

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Video: Meet Irish Major Rae Moors

Author: Todd Boruff

Rae Moors, Irish language and literature major

“I tell everyone that I meet that they should take an Irish language course,” said Rae Moors, a senior Irish language and literature major. In the first program of its kind in North America, Notre Dame Irish majors learn the indigenous language of Ireland and engage with a wide range of literature, from medieval sagas to contemporary poetry and prose. “There are so many angles you can take while studying Ireland,” said Moors.

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