The Global Centre at Kylemore is where the Notre Dame family and the wider Irish community engage in meaningful and authentic ways. Together with our local partners we strive to provide multi-disciplinary programming for leaders, thinkers, and creators with a focus on nourishing mind, body, and spirit.

Study Abroad Semester Courses, Summer Courses, and Internship Programmes in the West of Ireland

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Residency Programmes

The centre offers a wide range of residency programs providing an opportunity to work on original ideas that require time and space to incubate and develop. These programs offer writers, musicians, academics, artists, researchers, policymakers, and practitioners an ideal environment for focused, goal-oriented work and help to foster new collaborations across art-forms, disciplines and international boundaries, promoting both local and international endeavors.

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Inspirational Leadership at Kylemore

This integral leadership sojourn is a five day fully immersive residential programme for the experienced leader seeking a new perspective in business addressing the challenges of a highlighly complex and competitive work environment. Ideal for those senior leaders who seek to gain immeasurable insight to address the pressing demands of leading. Learn from world class faculty, a personal executive coach and an international network of your peers in this unique experience. 

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Honouring healthcare workers

"Healthcare Heroes' Retreats" will offer frontline workers and their partners a free three-day retreat at The University of Notre Dame's Global Centre at Kylemore.

A Naughton Fellowship Scholar's experience in Galway

Mary Glass '20 recorded her stories and experiences over the last few months in a blog, from trips to islands in Connemara to walks in the woods and navigating independent life in a foreign country during a pandemic.

1919 first transatlantic flight landed in Connemara

6 acres total area of the Victorian Walled Garden at Kylemore

Top 5 Galway is listed in Lonely Planet's top cities to visit

542 different species of flora and fauna in Connemara National Park