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.



An education that enriches the understanding of the humanities and global culture

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Meet the Faculty

World-class scholars give students a unique knowledge of Irish culture and traditions

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Study Abroad

Take advantage of fully funded internships and study abroad programs

Study Irish Language & Literature

Study Irish Language & Literature

Immerse yourself in the vibrant, rich culture of the Emerald Isle the way it was intended — in the Irish language. Our students engage in truly authentic Irish experiences by engaging with renowned faculty in and out of the classroom.

Latest News

ND Day 2021

Author: Mary Jo Young

#Donate Notre Dame Day 2021  April 18th and 19th Notre Dame will be hosting its 8th annual Notre Dame Day! Support the Department of Irish Language and Literature…

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Irish Club Halloween Event

Author: Mary Jo Young

This Thursday October 29th we are having our annual Oíche Shamhna (the Irish festival of Halloween) celebration at 6pm until 7pm!!!!   Our very own Tara MacLeod of the Irish Department will be speaking about Irish traditions around Oíche Shamhna followed by our new FLTA, Brian Devlin.   CHICK FIL-A will be served after the event …

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