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Two Notre Dame faculty published in new 'Cambridge History of Ireland'

Author: Mary Hendriksen

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.

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Notre Dame International increases study abroad opportunities in Ireland this fall

Author: Colleen Wilcox

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.

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Recap: Department Open House

Author: Steven Koich

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.  …

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IRLL Performs

Author: Steven Koich

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.

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Irish language and literature professor wins ACLS fellowship for research on bardic poetry

Author: Mary Hendriksen

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. 

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Notre Dame moves up to #3 in the nation for study abroad participation

Author: Joya Helmuth

The Institute for International Education ranked the University of Notre Dame third among doctorate-granting universities for undergraduate participation in study abroad during the academic year 2015-16. This represents an increase from the University’s ranking of #4 last year in the annual Open Doors report.

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Irish studies and English professor Barry McCrea awarded Princeton Humanities Council fellowship

Author: Carrie Gates

Barry McCrea — the Donald R. Keough Family Professor of Irish Studies and a professor of English, Irish language and literature, and Romance languages and literatures — has been awarded a prestigious fellowship from the Princeton University Humanities Council. McCrea will spend the spring 2018 semester at Princeton as a visiting professor in the Humanities Council and the Faber Fellow in Comparative Literature. While there, he will continue work on his upcoming novel, tentatively titled Thorn Island, and will teach an advanced literature course to a mix of undergraduate and graduate students.

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