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Shamrock Series Academic Events to Tackle Irish History, Research on Poverty

Author: Josh Weinhold

Shamrock Series 2015

A football game isn’t the only thing Notre Dame is bringing to Boston in late November. As part of a weekend of events surrounding the Shamrock Series, Notre Dame’s annual home-away-from-home football game, the College of Arts and Letters will host a pair of academic conversations the day before the Fighting Irish face Boston College at Fenway Park. Notre Dame historians will offer an interdisciplinary look at the impact of Irish immigration on American religious and political structures, as well as the role of the U.S. in the 1916 Easter Rising, while economists will discuss research initiatives that aim to change the way humanitarian services help the poor both domestically and abroad.

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Fall Break 2015

Author: Tara MacLeod

       Designed as a multi-disciplinary study of the culture of An Ghaeltacht (Ireland’s Irish-language regions), participants in Ireland’s Edge studied this culturally unique region from various perspectives: linguistic, historical, archeological, political, musical and geographical. While on the island, they participated in guided tours led by experts in medieval studies, early Christianity and local history and  explored the island’s rich literature, heritage, folklore and marine culture. In addition to exploring the main island, students solidified their classroom experience with firsthand experiences and encounters and had day-trips to Inis Meán and Goruma islands. Cultural encounters included fishing in traditional boats, attending local religious services and rituals.  Students participated in 2 theatre workshops  with Fíbín,  and Irish language theatre company.  Under the guidance of Paul Mercier, a nationally renowned theatre director, they wrote, rehearsed and performed a group piece in the Irish language.…

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Video: English and Irish Major Interns at National Folklore Collection in Dublin

Author: Todd Boruff

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“I knew I wanted to major in Irish; I did not expect to end up in Ireland my first summer,” said Caelin Miltko, a sophomore in the College of Arts and Letters. During the summer of 2014, Miltko interned at the National Folklore Collection of Ireland based at University College Dublin. Her work centered on digitizing the Schools Collection, a group of manuscripts gathered by Irish schoolchildren in the 1930s featuring stories and traditions from their families.

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Notre Dame Produces Liam Neeson-Narrated Documentary to Remember Ireland's 1916 Easter Rising

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Liam Neeson

The University of Notre Dame will play a major role in the international celebration of the centenary of Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising, which was announced Tuesday, March 31 in Dublin by Taoiseach Enda Kenny. A documentary television series, 1916: The Irish Rebellion, produced by Notre Dame’s Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, will be broadcast worldwide during the centenary, which memorializes the events in Dublin on Easter Week a century ago, when an insurrection started a process that culminated in an independent Irish state and accelerated the disintegration of the British Empire.

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