Visiting Scholars

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Pictured here, left to right: Thomas Bartlett (University of Aberdeen, emeritus); Nessa Cronin (National University of Ireland Galway), Ciaran O'Neill (Trinity College Dublin); John Banville (novelist); Clíona Ní Ríordáin (University Sorbonne Nouvelle- Paris 3); Daniel Carey (National University of Ireland Galway); and Eve Patten (Trinity College Dublin).

The Institute invites scholars, writers, and artists to visit and actively participate in the life of the Institute through teaching, research, public talks, readings, and performances.

Some of the many visitors in recent years are photographed here. . . on bicycles—a favored form of transportation for our visitors as they guest lecture in classes, take trips to the Hesburgh Library's renowned Irish Studies collection, meet informally with Irish Studies faculty and students, or explore campus and the city of South Bend.

Whether a cyclist or not, all of our visitors enrich our Institute by their talks within our signature weekly Speakers and Public Talks Series. Many find blocks of time to research, write—and to think.