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East and West: Notre Dame in Ireland

The University’s relationship with Ireland can be traced to its very founding, when seven Irish brothers and religious traveled with French priest Rev. Edward Sorin, C.S.C., to South Bend in…
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Study abroad is "stronger than ever"

Ever since sending students home mid-semester in spring of 2020, Notre Dame’s study abroad team has been working to get students…

Three Questions with . . . Lisa Caulfield

Lisa Caulfield, Director of Notre Dame's Kylemore Abbey Global Centre, tells us how she and her team pivoted during the pandemic [Hint: one way was finding a global audience in virtual book clubs] and how they are re-opening.
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Honouring healthcare workers: Heroism & healing

Beginning in August, Irish Humanitarian, Sportsman, and Business Leader Alan Kerins will be launching "Healthcare Heroes' Retreats" with support from the Kirby Group. These retreats will offer frontline workers and their partners a free three-day retreat at The University of Notre Dame's Global Centre…
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Engineering across the globe: Connection between Notre Dame and Galway

For many students, Galway is the city of the Tribes; the city with a vibrant nightlife and appreciation for Irish culture, art, music, and theatre. However, alongside the evident hustle and bustle of student and local life, an important world has been growing for the past decade—a world that is...
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A Walk in God’s Green Garden

Originally published by Notre Dame Magazine In the wilds of western Ireland, Sister Máire Hickey, OSB, walks. Most every day. In her long, black habit. Through the dormant farmland of Kylemore Abbey. Though she sticks to the gravel pathways, the 82-year-old Benedictine nun is sometimes…
Writing In Place

Writing in place

Betsy Cornwell lives in the West of Ireland and is a New York Times bestselling author. She holds an M.F.A. in creative…
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Reflections on the Poetry of Eavan Boland

Marie Doyle '21 offers her reflections on encountering the poetry of Eavan Boland (1944-2020) while studying abroad in Notre Dame's program at the National University of Ireland Galway and enrolled in the course "The West in the Irish Literary Imagination."  In addition to the importance of Boland's work in reflecting women's...