The pianist Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, one of Ireland’s foremost composers and music scholars, will give a combined recital and lecture on the first published collection of Irish music Sept. 7 (Friday) at 3:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema of the University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.
On St. Patrick’s Day 2012, Enda Kenny, Taoiseach (or prime minister) of Ireland, awarded University of Notre Dame President Emeritus Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., an Irish passport, officially recognizing him as a citizen of Poblacht na hÉireann, the Republic of Ireland.
University of Notre Dame senior Brian Boll has changed his major several times: First it was anthropology, then English, then philosophy, followed by medieval studies. “I always was, and still am, interested in too many things, but there’s one interest that’s always seemed to get the upper hand: language, languages and their study.” Specifically, study of the Irish language.