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Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant

Author: Mary Jo Young

IRLL Welcomes Caroline Gallagher, our Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant for 2019-2020 Caroline is from the Erris Gaeltacht in County Mayo.                                                                                                       She has spent the past two years promoting and teaching the Irish language with Gaelchultúr in Dublin. She has also instructed Irish language classes to undergraduate students at University College Dublin, where she obtained a first-class MA degree in Irish Writing and Communications. Her other studies include a B.A. in Irish and English from Dublin City University. She also got the opportunity to spend a year studying Communications and Finnish at the University of …

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Peter McQuillan - 25 Years

Author: Mary Jo Young

Professor Peter McQuillan  The Department of Irish Language and Literature congratulates Professor Peter McQuillan on 25 years' service to Notre Dame. Peter holds a B.A. and M.A. from University College, Dublin. He went on to Harvard where he took his Ph.D. and he subsequently held the Sir John Rhys Studentship in Celtic Studies at Jesus College, Oxford University." …

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2019 Four Courts Press Michael Adams Prize Winner

Author: Mary Jo Young

 IRLL Congratulates Amy Mulligan    IRLL Assistant Professor Amy Mulligan is the winner of the 2019 Four Courts Press Michael Adams Prize.       THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR IRISH MEDIEVAL STUDIES AN CUMANN MEIRICEÁNACH UM LÉANN NA MEÁNAOISE ÉIREANNAÍ http://www.asims.org/ _______________________________________________________ …

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Theology, studio art, and Irish studies come together in undergraduate’s creative research project on Ireland’s holy wells

Author: Hailey Oppenlander

Junior Anja Renkes will bring her three academic disciplines together in an international research experience this summer at the Dublin Global Gateway in the Irish Internship Program. She plans to create paintings of Ireland’s holy wells — small springs with devotional significance — that capture the area’s landscape as pure gift from God.

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Majors/Minors Night

Author: Irish Club

A night where you can talk to professors in the Irish Studies and Irish Language and Literature departments about what classes are being offered in the fall! (and maybe even be convinced to pick up a major or minor!) When: Thursday, April 11 at 5pm.…

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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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Fr. Mícheál Mac Craith

Author: Diarmuid O Giollain

Fr. Mícheál Mac Craith said Mass in Irish in the chapel of Jenkins-Nanovic Halls on Saturday 27th October. We are very grateful to Tara MacLeod for making all the necessary arrangements. Pictured with Fr. Mac Craith are Marea Hurson and Colleen Keegan, who did the readings, and Gemma Stanton, who played the music.…

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In the News: Professor Bríona Nic Dhiarmada presents Senator Joe Biden with a special edition of 1916 The Irish Rebellion

Author: Steven Koich

Professor Bríona Nic Dhiarmada presented Senator Joe Biden with a special edition of 1916 The Irish Rebellion at a reception for the launch of the Cambridge History of Ireland at the Irish ambassador’s residence in Washington, DC, on September 17th. In a wide-ranging speech, Mr Biden spoke at length of his Irish heritage, which he traces to Co Mayo and Co Louth. He said the unique experience of the Irish in America had passed down a “value set” to Americans.…

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Sounds like home: Notre Dame alum embraces music and songwriting in Dublin

Author: Colleen Wilcox

When I initially applied to study abroad in Dublin, my interest in doing so rested mainly in certain academic opportunities and the year-long duration of ND’s Trinity College program. Once I arrived in Dublin, though, I immediately realized another bounty of the place – this was, undoubtedly, a music town.

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A bicycle, a boreen, and a broken arm: a Dublin alum’s tale of building resilience, empathy, and community in Ireland

Author: Colleen Wilcox

Greer Hannan, a triple Domer, lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where she works as the Grant Compliance Coordinator managing federal funding for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a homeless services agency. She reflects on a year in Dublin and explains how challenges faced during her immersive experience set her on a career path dedicated to serving others.

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