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.

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

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

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Major in the Irish Language & Literature

Major in the Irish Language & Literature

Learn Irish from the original program in North America. 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.

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Professor Sarah McKibben Wins an NEH Fellowship for her Research on Bardic Poetry of the 16th and 17th Centuries

Author: Mary Hendriksen

Keough-Naughton Institute Faculty Fellow Sarah McKibben is one of three Notre Dame faculty members to win a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for the 2018 award cycle.  Her research focuses on Irish poets of the 16th and 17th centuries, who composed compelling artistic expressions of praise and warning — as well as satire — in the face of an antagonistic, expanding Tudor-Stuart state.

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Associate professor Sarah McKibben awarded NEH fellowship, continuing record funding for humanities research

Author: Amanda Skofstad

Sarah McKibben, an associate professor of Irish language and literature, is one of three Notre Dame faculty members to be offered a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities in the 2018 award cycle. Rebecca Tinio McKenna and Vincent Phillip Muñoz also received NEH fellowships. With 65 total awards, scholars in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters have received more NEH fellowships any other private university in the United States since 1999. 

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