Naughton Fellows


Naughton Fellow Mícheál Mac Craith is visiting Notre Dame for the Fall 2018 term.



Naughton Fellow and Distinguished Visiting Professor Gary Murphy visited Notre Dame for the Fall 2016 term.

Naughton Fellow Patrick Geoghegan visited Notre Dame and New York University during the Spring 2017 term. 


Barry McGovern, the Keough-Naughton's first actor in residence, visited Notre Dame in Fall 2015.


Naughton Fellow Cathal Goan visited Notre Dame as a fellow in the Fall of 2012.


Naughton Fellow Brian O'Conchubhair taught at University College Dublin in 2011-2012 and Cathal Goan visited Notre Dame as a fellow in the Fall of 2011.


Distinguished poet Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill returned to Notre Dame for the Spring 2011 semester as the Naughton Fellow.


Ian Kuijt taught at University College Dublin as the Naughton Fellow for 2010. 


The Institute welcomed Gearóid Ó Crualaoich to the University as the '08-'09 Naughton Fellow. 


Professor PJ Mathews was the 2007-2008 Naughton Fellow.


We are delighted that Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill  agreed to join the Keough-Naughton Institute and the Department of Irish Language and Literature as Distinguished Professor of Irish Poetry and Naughton Fellow during the Fall semester of 2006-2007. 


Bríona Nic Dhiarmada was the Naughton Fellow for 2005-2006.


Angela Bourke was the Naughton Fellow for 2004-2005. 

Spring 2002

Ciaran Brady, History, Trinity College Dublin came to the University of Notre Dame in January 2002 as the Naughton Fellow in Irish Studies.

Spring 2000

Robert Schmuhl, Professor of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame, spent the spring semester at University College Dublin. 

Spring 1999

Thomas Bartlett is Professor of Modern Irish History at University College Dublin; he is a highly regarded historian of eighteenth century Ireland and a member of the Royal Irish Academy. 

We are grateful for the generous support of Martin and Carmel Naughton, which makes the Naughton Fellowship possible.


The Naughton Fellowship Program allows for a reciprocal exchange of distinguished scholars between the University of Notre Dame and leading Irish universities.

Professor Thomas Bartlett, School of History, University College Dublin was the first Naughton Fellow in Irish Studies in the spring of 1999. Robert Schmuhl of Notre Dame subsequently taught at University College Dublin.

Professor Ciaran Brady of Trinity College Dublin, Professor Angela Bourke, University College Dublin and Professor Bríona Nic Dhiarmada are among the recipients.