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Taking a Chance With the Irish Language

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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?’”

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Notre Dame to Host Conference for Irish Language Teachers

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The University of Notre Dame’s Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies together with the Fulbright Commission of Ireland are sponsoring a conference for teachers of the Irish language in the U.S. on May 9 and 10 (Monday and Tuesday).

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Two Professors Win Joyce Award

Author: Mary Jo Young

The Department of Irish Language and Literature proudly announces two of its faculty members, Professor Tara MacLeod and Professor Brian Ó Conchubhair, have been honored with the Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching for 2011.

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Course Explores Irish-American Experience From Varied Perspectives

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Bridget O’Malley was just 11 years old in 1909 when she left her family in Ireland and sailed to Boston. She was the youngest passenger listed on the ship’s manifest, which included one striking detail: Bridget was traveling alone. Why would a parent send away an 11 year-old girl? Why was she alone? What kind of life awaited her in Boston? A new course at Notre Dame explores these questions and broader issues of emigration through the lens of an archeological anthropologist, a historian and a scholar of Irish language.

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Irish Language Resurgence Continues

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Once viewed as a language of the poor and uneducated, and moribund for the last half of the 19th century, the Irish language has experienced a return to prominence – both internationally and at the University of Notre Dame.

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