We invite any University of Notre Dame graduate or undergraduate student with an interest in Irish literature, language, culture and politics to explore our programs.
Irish Studies classes are open to ALL students.
Even if a student is unable to commit to the full minor requirements, we welcome and encourage any and all to learn more about Irish culture, literature, language and politics. Many classes are cross listed with other departments.
Deciding to minor in Irish Studies was one of the best decisions I made at Notre Dame. Irish Studies allowed me to direct my interests within anthropology, study abroad in Dublin (one of the most competitive study-abroad programs), write a thesis on a fascinating topic, and discover an unexpected but exciting postgraduate plan! The Irish Studies program and network that Notre Dame has created is so valuable and so unique. It's definitely one of the best parts of the University.
Maggie Walsh '18, Anthropology major/Irish Studies minor
Currently, a graduate student at the University of Montana, Maggie is researching Montana's large Irish American population, with a focus on how immigration can affect culture and religion.
In addition, we support students' research and involvement in Irish Studies through many avenues:
- extensive class offerings across wide disciplines
- Irish Language classes
- lectures and public talk series bringing Irish scholars to campus
- Dublin study program, with preference given to Irish Studies minors
- travel classes
- archeological digs in Western Ireland
- conference and travel support