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Fri Aug 30, 2013

Fri Sep 13, 2013

"Violence in Tudor Ireland"


Location: 424 Flanner Hall

Pat Palmer 140

As part of the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies Twentieh Anniversary Public Talks and Lecture Series, Patricia Palmer, Senior Lecturer at King's College London, will present a talk "Violence in Tudor Ireland,"  on Friday September 13, 2013 at 3:00 PM in 424 Flanner Hall. 

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Sat Sep 14, 2013

"Arising from the Troubles" - Musical Performance and Storytelling from Northern Ireland


Location: Hesburgh Center Auditorium


Tommy Sands is a singer, songwriter, and peace activist from County Down, Northern Ireland, who has achieved something akin to legendary status in his own lifetime. His new concert program is based on his most recent album,Arising from the Troubles. The songs on the program will be complemented by Sands' narrative of his first-hand experiences in this sometimes sad, sometimes hopeful, time in Northern Ireland.


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Wed Sep 18, 2013

Reading with Daniel Tobin


Location: Hammes Bookstore


Daniel Tobin is the author of five books of poems, Where the World is Made (University Press of New England, 1999), Double Life (Louisiana State University Press, 2004), The Narrows (Four Way Books, 2005), Second Things (Four Way Books, 2008), and Belated Heavens (Four Way Books, 2010). Among his awards are the Massachusetts Book Award in Poetry, "The Discovery/​The Nation Award," The Robert Penn Warren Award, the Greensboro Review Prize, the Robert Frost Fellowship, the Katherine Bakeless Nason Prize, a creative writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a fellowship in poetry from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. The Narrows

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Thu Sep 19, 2013

Fri Sep 27, 2013

Thu Oct 3, 2013

Reception: Tír na nÓg - Literature for Young People from the Hesburgh Libraries' Collection


Location: Rare Books Room, Hesburgh Library


Please join us at the Opening Reception of the Exhibit "Tír na nÓg  - Literature for Young People from the Hesburgh Libraries' Irish Collections" on Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM in the Rare Books Room of the Hesburgh Library.  Curated by Irish Studies Librarian Aed

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Fri Oct 11, 2013

Thu Oct 17, 2013



Location: Reyes Organ and Choral Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


CANTORAL is an all female vocal ensemble from the University of Limerick, Ireland. CANTORAL will perform a program of medieval Irish Sacred music in the form of a triptych. 


Co-sponsored by the Notre Dame Department of Sacred Music and the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. 

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Fri Oct 18, 2013

"Hurling: the Greatest Game on Earth"


Location: Hesburgh International Center Auditorium

Kevin Whalen

Kevin Whelan,  Smurfit Director of the Keough Naughton Notre Dame Centre in Dublin, presents an informative lecture on the history and impact of huring in Ireland - complete with demonstrations with members of the Gaelic Players Association. Get ready for the following day's Celtic Champions Classic by learning how the sport is played!…

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Sat Oct 19, 2013

Celtic Champions Classic


Location: Arlotta Stadium


The Gaelic Players Association travels to us from Ireland with their All-Star team to put on a hurling exhibition.  After yesterday's lesson, all will be ready to see the sport played by Ireland's best.  

The All-Star Hurling Teams have been assembled: A once-in-lifetime opportunity to see the greatest exponents of the sport play at Notre Dame: Includes Liam Rushe (Dublin), Lee Chin (Wexford),Tommy Walsh & JJ Delaney Kilkenny, Eoin Kelly & Lar Corbett (Tipperary.)

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Wed Oct 23, 2013

"Sovereignty, Debt and Equity in a Time of Crisis"

Location: Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, Ireland

Dublin 200

Chaired by Keough-Naughton Institute Fellows Diarmuid Ó Giolláin and Declan Kiberd with Director Christopher Fox.


Co-sponsored by the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, the Seng Foundation Program for Market-Based Programs and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies…

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Fri Oct 25, 2013

Conference: “Roger Casement (1864-1916): The Glocal Imperative”

Location: Tralee, Kerry, Dublin


Roger Casement (1864-1916): The Glocal Imperative. This Three Day Conference explores Roger Casement's legacy in Ireland and the World.

Chaired by: Brian Ó Conchubhair

Co-sponsored by the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, the College of Arts and Letters Teaching Beyond the Classroom, the University of Limerick and Kerry County Council.…

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Tue Oct 29, 2013

"'Artistic bombs' in Ireland: the Shemus cartoons in the Freeman's Journal, 1920-1924"


Location: 424 Flanner Hall


Felix M. Larkin presents a lecture on October 29th at 4 PM in 424 Flanner Hall.  Felix is chairman of the Newspaper and Periodical History Forum of Ireland. A retired public servant, he now works as a historian and freelance writer. He has published extensively on the press in late 19th and early 20th century Ireland. His publications include Terror and discord: the Shemus cartoons in the

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Wed Oct 30, 2013

“Irish Step Dancing as Cultural and Embodied Knowledge”


Location: 424 Flanner Hall


Catherine Foley, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick presents a lecture October 30th at 12:00 PM in 424 Flanner Hall.   Dr. Catherine Foley designed and is course director of both the MA in Ethnochoreology and the MA in Irish Traditional Dance Performance at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick. The MA in Ethnochoreology was the first programme of its type in Europe; the MA in Irish Traditional Dance Performance was the first programme of its type in the world. In 1997 Catherine established Tráth na gCos, an annual traditional dance festival of workshops, lectures/seminars and concerts to develop an awareness of, and to record, the diversity and richness within Irish and world dance traditions.…

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Fri Nov 1, 2013

"The Irish Way: Becoming American in the Multiethnic City"


Location: Andrews Auditorium in Geddes Hall


James R. Barrett, professor of history at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will present this year's Hibernian Lecture on the topic of his book, The Irish Way: Becoming American in the Multiethnic City (Penguin, 2012).

Co-sponsored with the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism.…

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Fri Nov 8, 2013

"The Irish at War,from Earliest Times to the Twentieth Century"


Location: 424 Flanner Hall

Tom Bartlett

Thomas Bartlett, University of Aberdeen

Please join us Friday, November 8th at 3 Pm in 424 Flanner Hall for a talk with Thomas Bartlett, Distinguished Visiting Scholar.  Thomas Bartlett is currently the Chair in Irish Studies at the University of Aberdeen. Prior to this post, he was the Professor of Modern Irish History at University College Dublin since 1995. He is a highly regarded historian of eighteenth century Ireland and a member of the Royal Irish Academy

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Wed Nov 13, 2013

"Conflict and Peace in Northern Ireland: A Critical-Theoretical Interpretation"


Location: 424 Flanner Hall


Shane O’Neill, Professor of Political Theory and Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast, presents "Conflict and Peace in Northern Ireland: A Critical-Theorectical Interpretation" on Wednesday, November 13th at noon in 424 Flanner Hall. Shane is author of Impartiality in Context: Grounding Justice in a Pluralist World

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Fri Nov 15, 2013

Fri Nov 22, 2013

Sun Dec 1, 2013



Location: Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


Originating from Waterford in Southeastern Ireland, the septet stays close to the country's heart of music and the time-honored compositions shaping the characteristics of Ireland.…

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