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Fellowships 2012, Old Library and Historical Archives of the Irish College, Paris

November 23, 2011Elmear Clowry

The Irish College Paris ( offers two Fellowship bursaries to encourage research on its Old Library and Historical Archives collections. The purpose of the Fellowships is to establish the intellectual and academic value of the holdings.

The Old Library contains 8000 volumes (from the 15th to the 19th century). Once the library of the Irish College when it was a seminary, the collection contains works of theology, history, philosophy…
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Donald R Keough visits Dunbrody National Centre for Emigration History

September 16, 2011Elmear Clowry

Irish America Hall of Fame inductee, Donald R. Keough, who is the former
Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of The Coca-Cola Company and current
Chairman of the Board of Allen & Company Incorporated, made a surprise visit
today to the Dunbrody National Centre for Emigration History, to unveil a
plaque dedicated to his great grandfather Micheal Keough, a native of New
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Seventeen graduates receive national fellowships and scholarships

May 24, 2011Elmear Clowry

The University of Notre Dame recently announced that 17 members of the class of 2011 received scholarships or fellowships. Included in that announcements were two Dublin Programme Alumnae who have been recognised with nationally competitive fellowships to pursue graduate studies in their chosen area. Kristen Drahos, a 2009 ND grad in Philosophy and Theology and Fall 2007 Dublin participant, received a Lilly Graduate Fellowship to continue her studies. Kristen is receiving her Masters of Theological Studies from Notre Dame and will continue to a Ph.D. in Theology. Claire Brown, a 2011 ND grad in anthropology and Spring 2010 Dublin participant, received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. She will continue her studies by pursuing a Masters in Anthropology. Read More


May 16, 2011Elmear Clowry

The International Summer School on John McGahern combines the annual International Seminar on John McGahern (July 21 – 23) with a subsequent week (July 24 – 30) of intensive classes and workshops on McGahern’s work and related areas in creative writing. All events and classes will be held in County Leitrim, in the heart of John McGahern country. Read More

An Tine Beo Award 2011

May 11, 2011Elmear Clowry

Each Semester the Keough Naughton Centre staff collectively choose the person that we believe best embodies the spirit of our programme. We call the award ‘An Tine Beo’: ‘Tine Beo’ means the living fire and the concept is based on an aphorism of the poet William Butler Yeats: ‘Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire’. The staff is faced with the difficult challenge of selecting one student from the entire group, choosing from a field of the brightest and the best that Notre Dame has to offer. Read More

Notre Dame student wins the cup

February 28, 2011Elmear Clowry


Mike Rodio, a Notre Dame JYA student studying at Trinity College Dublin (2010/11) has been studying at the Royal Irish Academy of Music under Anthony Byrne for the past year. As part of his time at RIAM, Mike entered into a concerto competition this past week at the academy, performing Gershwin’s Concerto No. 1 in F. Read More