Bringing Ireland to Notre Dame, Notre Dame to Ireland, and Ireland to the World

The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies is a teaching-and-research institute dedicated to the study and understanding of Irish culture—in Ireland and around the world—in all of its manifestations.

The Keough-Naughton Center for Irish Studies is part of the Keough School of Global Affairs, advancing integral human development through research, policy, and practice.


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    Three Questions with . . . Nessa Cronin

    From Galway, Dr. Nessa Cronin writes of her continued focus on the environment and our troubled relation to it. She also recommends poems and books that have brought insights and solace during the pandemic.

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Claudia Carroll, English PhD student with an Irish Studies graduate minor studying the concept of "resilience"

In the 2021-2022 academic year, Claudia is a graduate fellow at Notre Dame’s Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS)—among a cohort charged with examining the concept of "resilience" through many disciplinary lenses. Claudia is exploring how to account for the profound and lasting impact certain fictional characters have on their readers. "Some have such an impact," she says, "that readers think and talk about them as if they are real people—developing attachments to them, speculating about their behavior in hypothetical situations, and feeling like we know them just as we know our friends and family."

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