Roinn Theanga agus Litríocht na Gaeilge






















Is í Roinn Theanga agus Litríocht na Gaeilge an chéad roinn dá cineál i dTuaisceart Mheiriceá, a thugann deis do mhic léinn an Ghaeilge a fhoghlaim agus eolas a chur ar litríocht agus ar chultúr na Gaeilge.

The first of its kind in North America, Notre Dame’s Department of Irish Language and Literature gives students the opportunity to learn the Irish language, and to engage with its literature and culture, among the oldest attested in Europe.

IRLL Congratulates Barry McCrea on René Wellek Prize

Barry McCrea, the Donald R. Keough Family Professor of Irish Studies and a professor of English, Irish language and literature, and Romance languages and literatures, has been awarded the René Wellek Prize by the American Comparative Literature Association for the best book in the past year in comparative literature.

The Book: The 1916 Irish Rebellion

Documentary writer, producer, and scholar Bríona Nic Dhiarmada has seized the occasion of the centenary of the Irish Rising to reassess this event and its historical significance.  To be available in early March 2016, the book The 1916 Irish Rebellion (University of Notre Dame Press) includes a historical narrative; a lavish spread of contemporary images and photographs; and a rich selection of sidebar quotations from contemporary documents, prisoners’ statements, and other eyewitness accounts to capture the experiences of nationalists and unionists, Irish rebels and British soldiers, and Irish Americans during the turbulent events of Easter Week, 1916.

Amy Mulligan Wins Prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship

 Keough-Naughton Faculty Fellow Amy Mulligan (D.Phil., University of Oxford) has won a prestigious one-year fellowship  from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for her project titled “A Landscape of Words: Ireland, Britain, and the Poetics of Irish Space from 700-1300.”

2015 Fall Break in Ireland

The Ireland's Edge class, comprising of 8 undergraduate students, spent  Fall break on Inis Mór, the largest of the three Aran Islands situated off Ireland's western coast.  This research based class, generously sponsored by the R.C. Sweetman Fund, allowed the undergraduates and their Professor Tara MacLeod, to spend a week conducting research on the islands. Click here

2015 IRLL Major Graduate

Rae Moors has been accepted into the MA in Gender and Women's Studies at UW-Madison starting in fall 2015.  The Department of Irish Language and Literature congratulates Rae. She was also featured in an Irish Language video.  Click here

Another IRLL Student Earns Fulbright 

Davis Sandefur won a 2015-16 Fulbright U.S, Student Award to Ireland.  He is a 2014 IRLL Minor Graduate.  The Department of Irish Language and Literature wishes continued success to Davis.

IRLL Major Interns in Dublin

Caelin Miltko interned at the National Folklore Collection of  Ireland based at University College Dublin.  Read about her experience. Click here.

IRLL Student Works on Documentary

Katie Brennan, an IRLL major interns on a PBS production in Ireland.  Read more.

Taking a Chance with the Irish Language

Walking through O’Shaughnessy Hall near the end of her first semester at Notre Dame, Kristina Hamilton saw a flyer advertising the University’s Irish language courses. “I had an open class for the spring,” she says, “and I figured, ‘Why not?’” Read more