1. A Global St. Patrick's Day and the Irish who Claim It

    St. Patrick’s Day St. Patrick’s Day is a global festival. The great majority of the earth’s population, of course, remains blissfully ignorant of or indifferent to it, but at the same time it is celebrated on every continent and ...
  2. Father Theodore Hesburgh of Notre Dame dies at age 97

    Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame from 1952 to 1987, a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross and one of the nation’s most influential figures in higher education, the Catholic Church and nation...
  3. Institute Remembers Donald R. Keough

    The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies mourns the death of its first and faithful supporter, Donald R. Keough, who died Tuesday, February 24, 2015.  In 1992, through Keough’s generous financial support and wise counsel, Seamus ...
  4. Lecture features Irish Secret Society

    The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies hosted graduate student Jessica Lumsden for the Shamrocks and Secrets lecture series, which focused on early 19th century Ireland and the growth of a secret and frequently violent society known ...
  5. Patrick McCabe Papers Acquisition

    Hesburgh Libraries recently acquired the papers of Patrick McCabe, renowned Irish novelist and playwright.  Twice listed for the Booker Prize, his novel The Butcher Boy “is a canonical Irish…
  6. Video: Meet Irish Major Rae Moors

    “I tell everyone that I meet that they should take an Irish language course,” said Rae Moors, a senior Irish language and literature major. In the first program of its kind in North America, Notre Dame Irish majors learn the indigeno...
  7. Visiting Professor Ian McBride

    Ian McBride, Professor of Irish and British History at King’s College London, joined the Institute as Patrick B. O’Donnell Visiting Professor of Irish Studies this fall. His…
  8. Lord Rosse's Great Telescope

    During the summer of 2014, University of Notre Dame senior Anastasia Wright spent three weeks in Ireland studying the 19th-century…
  9. 2015 Spring Semester Irish Studies Courses Announced

    In Spring 2015 students may choose among Irish Studies class offerings in Irish language - from beginning to advanced, an introduction to Irish writers including Jonathan Swift, Oscar Wilde and Brian Friel, as well as the story of Irish America. &...
  10. Lecture explores role of Irish Literature in world

    Ph.D. candidate Kara Donnelly discussed the role of Irish literature relative to other literary genres in the lecture “Contemporary Irish Novels and World Literature in English: The Case of the Irish Booker” at Flanner Hall on Fri...