The Donald and Marilyn Keough Award for Excellence in Irish Studies was awarded commencement weekend to Ian D. Garrahy, a senior from East Greenwich, Rhode Island. Ian graduates with a B.S in Preprofessional Studies from the College of Science and a minor in Irish Studies. In thanking the Institute, Ian said “As the grandson of an Irish emigrant from Co. Clare, I relished in learning about the history and culture of my heritage. Irish Studies cultivated in me a better understanding of my family's identity. I could not have had a more enjoyable experience with Irish Studies, and I will always reflect fondly on the significant impact that the department had on my Notre Dame experience.”
Ian is taking his talents to medical school this summer.