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

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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