Stories

Dionne Irving-Bremyer: Immigration as a liminal space

A member of the University of Notre Dame faculty since 2021, Dionne Irving-Bremyer followed up her first novel, Quint with a collection of short stories published in 2022. The collection, titled The Islands, won well-deserved accolades across the board, including a shortlist nomination for the Giller-Prize, Canada’s most prestigious literary...
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Book Interview: Clíona Ní Ríordáin on The Poets and Poetry of Munster

Clíona Ní Ríordáin began her tenure as Thomas J. and Kathleen M. O’Donnell Chair in Irish Language and Literature in August 2023. Before joining Notre Dame, she taught Irish literature and translation studies at the Sorbonne Nouvelle from 2003-2023.  Ní Ríordáin's latest book The Poets and Poetry of Munster,…
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ARINS Panel Discussion—Ireland in 2033: Change is inevitable but the outcome is not

The Royal Irish Academy, Ireland's principal learned society, was the venue for ARINS: Analysing and Researching Ireland North and South panel discussion, “Ireland in 2033,” which took place on Friday, August 25. The panel was chaired by Fintan O'Toole, Ireland's leading critic, journalist, and public intellectual. The panel members were...
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Notre Dame GAA attends the MacGill Summer School

Notre Dame Gaelic Athletic Association President Fionn Barr ’25 writes about his club's trip, in August, to Ireland’s northern counties. In particular, the students attended the annual MacGill Summer School which, in 2023, was organized in association with the University of Notre Dame.  This past August, representatives of the University...
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Emma Laboe Conducts Research at Trinity College Dublin through the Naughton Fellowship

This year, the Naughton Fellowship program awarded thirty-one faculty members and students with the opportunity to conduct research at a leading Irish university. Emma Laboe ‘25, one of three students in the College of Arts and Letters to receive this fellowship, joined the Magnetism and Spin Electronics Group at Trinity...
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Fighting for Those with Cystic Fibrosis

A collaboration between Notre Dame and Trinity College Dublin explores a novel method to treat cystic fibrosis. Eva Martin was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at 3 weeks old. Though all babies are tested at birth in Ireland, Eva's symptoms began before the bloodwork was even processed. “She was hugely symptomatic...
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How Notre Dame became the "Fighting Irish"

One of the more popular stories we've produced is on the origin of the University's athletics nickname, the "Fighting Irish." As the football team prepares to open its season in Dublin, Ireland, for the Aer Lingus College Football Classic, we revisit that history to open the new season of Notre...
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Faces of Ireland: Rosie Giglia '17

When Rosie Giglia ’17 decided to study Irish language and literature while a student at Notre Dame, she opened a world of possibilities that ultimately led her to pursue her advanced degree in neurology and clinical medicine on the Emerald Isle.
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Faces of Ireland: Mariana Silva '21

Mariana Silva ’21 has studied environmental issues all over the globe, from Ecuador to Uganda. Now, her research focus is understanding water movements in Irish bogs in hopes of restoring areas that bore the brunt of industrialized peat harvesting.
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Faces of Ireland: Mary McGraw '17

Award-winning photographer Mary McGraw '17 serves as the digital marketing and media manager at Galway International Arts Festival, one of the leading cultural events in Ireland and Europe.
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Faces of Ireland: Conal Fagan '21

Conal Fagan ’21, the first Irish native to serve as the official Notre Dame leprechaun, returned home to Ireland to continue his mission of using sports as a means for social change.
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Faces of Ireland: Jean Mag Fhinn '17

Jeaic Mag Fhinn '17 lives, works, and plays entirely in Irish, feeling welcomed by the community and making the Emerald Isle his home.
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Brian Friel Library launched at Notre Dame Dublin

Dr. Kevin Whelan, Fr. Peter McVerry, Judy Friel, and Eimear Clowry Delaney in front of the Brian Friel Library collection at O'Connell House. On May 4th, 2023, the University of Notre Dame Dublin Global Gateway launched and dedicated the Brian Friel Library at O'Connell House.…