At the heart of our mission: Offering transformative opportunities in Irish studies to Notre Dame students.
We offer transformative opportunities to Notre Dame students—undergraduate and graduate—who come to us from many disciplines, from many colleges and programs, and with many aspirations and goals. These opportunities occur in the classroom and beyond it.
In the classroom, students can choose from such offerings as Beginning Irish, Great Irish Writers, Ireland on Screen, The Fighting Irish: A History, Women's Voices, Yeats and Heaney, Archaeology of Ireland, The Northern Ireland "Troubles," and Irish Folklore. Some classes offer the opportunity for travel to Ireland.
Beyond the classroom, we fund summer internships and research opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students . . . not only to Ireland but to explore the experience of the Irish diaspora worldwide.
Undergraduates in every college and in every major can globalize their education by study of a country that has long been a laboratory for such themes as empire and colonialism, revolution and rebellion, migration, hunger, religious pluralism, conflict resolution, and peacekeeping.
With lectures, seminars, and generous funding, the Institute advances the research programs of graduate students in a variety of disciplines.
Study in Ireland
Irish Studies is an excellent portal for study in Ireland—for a semester, a summer, or even a shorter immersion experience.
Fully funded summer internships are available across a wide spectrum of Irish life—with opportunities available in the spheres of academia, culture, government, NGOs and business.