O’Connell House is the heart of our Notre Dame community in Ireland since it serves not only as a classroom but also as the venue for communal gatherings and a base for academic endeavours. O’Connell House is now home to the Keough Naughton Centre which hosts a range of academic programmes for the University of Notre Dame. We envisage O’Connell House and its staff as an embassy and a home away from home for everyone affiliated with the University of Notre Dame and visiting Ireland – students, alums, faculty, staff, and benefactors. One can never be quite sure who will next drop into our centre – presidents, scholars, bishops, authors, actors, artists, musicians, politicians and entrepreneurs.
This historic Georgian house serves as a beacon of hospitality and in keeping with the Irish spirit of generousity our staff are always present to provide a genuine Irish welcome. Céad Míle Fáilte.