News: 2013

2012 2013 2014

  1. Examining the Life and Times of Roger Casement

    The University of Notre Dame and the University of Limerick recently collaborated to present a three day conference on the legacy of Roger Casement in Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland. Attracting scholars from North America, South America, and E...
  2. All Ireland Dance Champs!

    Eight members of the Notre Dame/St. Mary’s Irish Dance Team celebrated the culmination of years of hard work in an enchanted performance at the All-Ireland Irish Dance Championship in Belfast, Northern Ireland in November.  Coached...
  3. 2013-2014 FLTA Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin

    We are joined this year by Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin. Caoimhghín, currently a Ph.D. candidate in local place names and dialect studies at NUI Maynooth, where he received his B.A. ...
  4. Professor defends Thoreau's view of Irish

    Notre Dame English professor Laura Dassow Walls delivered a lecture Friday afternoon exploring new ideas about American writer Henry David Thoreau’s relationship with Irish immigrants in his hometown and their effect on his wr...
  5. International Scholars Confer to Examine Irish Debt Crisis

    Questions of unemployment, emigration, economic contraction and the collapse of property prices are the order of the day in the Republic of Ireland today. The government bail-out of the banks has saddled Irish citizens with unimaginable debt ...
  6. Historian examines Irish political cartoons

    In a celebration of the University’s Irish character, Notre Dame’s Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies sponsored Felix M. Larkin’s lecture on the Shemus political cartoons of Ireland in the 1...
  7. Notre Dame to celebrate International Education Week Nov. 8-17

    International Education Week, a national event to celebrate and promote international education and exchange, will take place at the University of Notre Dame Nov. 8-17 (Friday-Sunday). A variety of events taking place on campus are fre...
  8. Keoughs make $30 million gift to Notre Dame

    Donald and Marilyn Keough have made a $30 million gift to the University of Notre Dame to underwrite the construction of a new building for its international institutes. To be named in honor of Notre Dame’s president, Rev. John I...
  9. The Celtic Champions Classic at Notre Dame

    Ireland’s top hurling athletes to compete on campus as part of Fighting Irish v USC Trojans game day The Gaelic Athletic Association and the Gaelic Players Association, with the support of Aer Lingus, are staging the Super Hurling 11s...
  10. Irish Economist spurs Irish patriotism

    According to Irish economist and author David McWilliams, one solution to Ireland’s recent economic problems may come from the Irish but not from Ireland, it would come from what he calls the “great Irish tribe.” ...
  11. Reflections on a Gaeltacht Summer

    Jess Lumsden, a Candidate for Ph.D. in History concentrating in Irish Studies, reflects on her summer spent in the Gaeltacht. During the past summer the Keough Naughton Institute for Irish studies sponsored a group of Notre Dame undergradua...
  12. In Memoriam: Father Jenkins pays tribute to Seamus Heaney

    Seamus Heaney Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, has offered the following statement regarding the death of Irish poet and Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney: “When the University of Notre Dame con...
  13. Irish Novelist Reflects on Changing Times

    Irish novelist Patrick McCabe drew on his personal experience growing up in Ireland to address the effects of technological development Friday in a talk titled, “Irish Village Life Over 100 Years: From Brass Band to Broadband.̶...
  14. Irish novelist Patrick McCabe to speak on Irish village life

    Irish novelist Patrick McCabe will speak on “Irish Village Life Over 100 Years: From Brass Band to Broadband” at 4 p.m. Friday (Aug. 30) in the Rare Books Room of the Hesburgh Library on the campus of the University of Notre Da...
  15. Ten Students Summer Intern in Dublin

    Mary Frailey Ten rising seniors spent their summer interning in Ireland through the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies internship program.  The internship program has been a student favorite since 1997, when a student now known a...
  16. Aaron Willis named the 2013-2014 Murphy Irish Exchange Fellow

    Aaron Willis, a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of History, was named the 2013-2014 Murphy Irish Exchange Fellow.  In its second year, the Exchange Fellowship was established to promote research in Irish Studies through a greater un...
  17. English Graduate Student Wins 2013 NEH Keough Fellowship

    James W. “Wes” Hamrick, a former graduate student in the Department of English, has been awarded the National Endowment for the Humanities Keough Fellowship. Hamrick received his Ph.D. in English from the University of Notre Dame in ...
  18. The Shadow of a year

    The Shadow of a Year:  The 1641 Irish Rebellion in Irish History and Memory John Gibney NEH-Keough Fellow 2007-2008 University of Wisconsin Press 2013…