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Reclaiming the Faith: ND center in Ireland honors new saint

The entrance to the Newman University Church and the Notre Dame-Newman Centre for Faith and Reason in Dublin. Steve Warner, a renowned expert in liturgical music, and Rev. William Dailey, C.S.C., are attempting to revive an urban Irish parish that faces the same challenges as modern Catholicism across the world....
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How a study abroad experience in Ireland led to innovative cancer research

Jenna Koenig’s first love was solving mysteries. She felt compelled to piece together leads and unravel complex puzzles. There was excitement behind the chase, as it ultimately led to discovery. This fascination was followed by her love of science and biology. It was only natural that Koenig was drawn to...
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Notre Dame, international since the beginning

Since its inception, the University of Notre Dame has been a global school.  It was founded by a French priest and brothers in 1842 with money raised in Europe, and as soon as 1850 was enrolling international students.  In the decades that followed, more than 100 students would come to...
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Seeing the world through Ireland

Madelyn Lugli (Class of ’16) Madelyn Lugli (’16) participated in the Dublin Study Abroad Semester Program and the Irish Internship Program while at Notre Dame. Madelyn started her history Ph.D. coursework at Northwestern University this fall. She writes about her experience abroad and how it gave her a more global...
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A letter of thanks to Ireland

Khaoula Morchid is a Notre Dame alum (17’) and a former Naughton Fellow (18’) who completed her masters in Transport, Engineering, Policy and Planning at Trinty College Dublin. She is now working for AECOM in Dublin. Celebrating 20 years in Ireland this year, the Dublin Global Gateway invited Morchid to...
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Naughton Fellow: Sean Keenan's Irish adventure

Sean at the Slieve League cliffs in Donegal, along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way Notre Dame graduate Sean Kennan has spent the last year in Ireland’s capital pursuing a master’s degree. We caught up with him to hear about his experience in Ireland and about his plans for the future.…
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Modern Irish and English Literature with Declan Kiberd

Kiberd presenting to other scholars and students at this year's IRISH Seminar The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies  attracts graduate students and faculty of the highest calibre to join together every year for the IRISH Seminar. Since 1999, the summer seminar has offered a unique opportunity for intense intellectual exchange on...
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Through her lens: Notre Dame graduate captures untold story in Kylemore

It was a New Year’s Eve celebration that Mary McGraw will never forget. Instead of loud music and dazzling décor, McGraw was surrounded by classical music and votive candles. There were no shimmering streamers or confetti balloons at this party. There wasn’t even a countdown, because bedtime was at 8...
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Gaelic football in Italy? Why not!

Gaelic Football is a sport originally from Ireland with unique rules: at first sight a sort of mix between football, rugby and basketball, it is played with hands and feet and a round ball on an outdoor court with the goal of scoring a goal or a point between the high...
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The ND Villa opens the gates to Open House Roma 2018

It’s 9 a.m. on a Saturday morning in Rome. The streets are still awakening, as people are chatting in front of a local bar and moms are running to do some grocery shopping after taking their kids to school. Emily Patton, a Rome International Scholar, and Diana Neacsu from the School...