Protests over closure of Ireland's Great Hunger Museum As the United States begins to return to a post-pandemic normality, the “end-emic” may not see the re-opening of one beloved institution for the Irish American community. Protests have been held over the closing of Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. The museum, which displays … [Read more...] about Irish Pride Stands Astride the Atlantic
The Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool joins with the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies (Notre Dame) to launch Transatlantic Conversations. The Zoom webinar three-part series is dedicated to the Next Generation of the Irish Peace Process.
The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union raised concerns that a hard border would be implemented … [Read more...] about Transatlantic Conversations
The U.S. Role in Renewing
the Peace Process
Tourism Ireland's Global Greening initiative will celebrate its 12th year on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 with sites all over the world going green on St. Patrick's Day. The first Global Greening initiative took place on March 17, 2010 with the iconic Sydney Opera House being illuminated green. Since then sites all over the world have joined in the initiative and this year there … [Read more...] about Light It Up Green!
Notre Dame’s Keough-Naughton Institute has produced a documentary on the Easter Rising that promises to stir a global debate on the historic event that led to Ireland’s independence. Historian Thomas Bartlett remembers how Ireland commemorated the Easter Rising’s 50th anniversary, in a full-throated, pro-rebel fashion in 1966: “Not so much commemorated, as celebrated,” he … [Read more...] about A Strike Against The Empire
Brian Kelly, Notre Dame’s famed football coach, visited the seaside community of Breezy Point, New York, on Tuesday, April 22. He was there to take part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Catholic Club, the old one having been destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. Kelly, who when he first visited Breezy Point in March 2013, was so moved by the community's … [Read more...] about Coach Brian Kelly Re-opens Breezy Point Catholic Club