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.
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.…
A conference, "An Domhan a chruthaigh Alan Titley," was recently held in Notre Dame's Kylemore Abbey Global Center. It focused on the writing of novelist and scholar Alan Titley, it was organized by Brian Ó Conchubhair in collaboration with the University of St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto.
Madelyn Lugli (’16) participated in the Dublin Study Abroad Semester Program and the Irish Internship Program while at Notre Dame.
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.…
John is a law graduate who came top of his class in the BCL (Law and Irish) program in University College Cork in 2015. We are delighted to welcome John to Notre Dame and look forward to working closely with him.
The festschrift for Prof. Chris Fox, founding director of the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies and first chair of the Department of Irish Language and Literature, has just been published.
Dr. Liam Mac Amhlaigh of the Department of Modern Irish, Maynooth University, recently paid two visits to the department.
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.
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.
Patrick Griffin, Madden-Hennebry Professor of History and Director, Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, and Brian Ó Conchubhair, associate professor of Irish language and literature and director of the Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures, are contributing authors to this landmark series.
A "Spotlight" exhibit at the Hesburgh Library sheds light on its Irish-American periodical collection — one that reveals much about networks of Irish in America, the emerging culture of Irish-Americans, and the ways in which Irish-Americans connected with Ireland.
Nine students will travel to Ireland’s west coast this fall to participate in a new immersive Notre Dame International program in Galway City, Ireland. Students will take classes on the campus of The National University of Ireland – Galway (NUIG), which ranks among the top 2% of universities in the world.
Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant Seaghan Mac an tSionnaigh organized a screening of Pat Collins' Oscar-Nominated film, Song of Granite,
The Irish Language and Literature & Irish Studies Open House was held on March 19th at 8 p.m. in the Sorin Room. Students across campus joined us to lean about all of the different opportunities the department has to offer. Information about majoring or minoring in Irish Language and Literature, studying abroad in Ireland was given by current students and faculty members. …
Clíona Ní Ríordáin, Université la Sorbonne nouvelle Paris 3, and Diarmuid Ó Giolláin with Ambassador Patricia O'Brien, Irish Embassy, Paris, for Seachtain na Gaeilge (Irish language week) event, March 12, 2018.
Congratulations to IRLL students Shane Wagy and Michaela Fallon along with team mate Jess Gibson. They are pictured here with Cara Butler following their extraordinary performance onstage with Irish music legends The Chieftains at the Music Centre, Goshen College, on Saturday, March 3.
Sarah McKibben, an associate professor of Irish language and literature, has won a prestigious fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies for her book project, “Tradition Transformed: Bardic Poetry and Patronage in Early Modern Ireland, c. 1560-1660.” McKibben, who is also a faculty fellow in the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, focuses her scholarship on bardic poetry in Ireland during the 16th and 17th centuries.