Nessa Cronin, Lecturer in Irish Studies, Centre for Irish Studies, and Associate Director of the Moore Institute, NUI Galway, asks important questions on life after lockdown in a commentary published by the Irish Humanities Alliance: What will our world look like after the Great Lockdown? How will it impact us as a nation? And how will it change the very fabric of our daily lives as global citizens?.
Marie Doyle '21 offers her reflections on encountering the poetry of Eavan Boland (1944-2020) while studying abroad in Notre Dame's program at the National University of Ireland Galway and enrolled in the course "The West in the Irish Literary Imagination." In addition to the importance of Boland's work in reflecting women's voices, in the wake of protests against racism sweeping through America and the world, Marie writes: " As many of us begin to confront our nation’s deeply problematic history in earnest, Boland reminds us that it is our ethical duty to tell the 'human truths' of 'an actual past,' no matter how uncomfortable that may be.