Michael O. Garvey | Oct. 15, 2013 | Notre Dame News
The University of Notre Dame’s Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies will begin the celebration of its 20th anniversary this weekend with a campus meeting of its Ireland Council and numerous public events including a choral concert, a Mass, a lecture and an all-star exhibition hurling game.
“We have a lot to celebrate,” said institute director Christopher Fox. “From its early beginnings, the Keough-Naughton Institute’s goal has been clear and unwavering: to bring Ireland to Notre Dame and Notre Dame to Ireland. As director, I’m pleased to see the institute’s role in strengthening Notre Dame’s lasting ties to Ireland, ties that have only been made stronger by distance and years. All this has been accomplished with the combined and coordinated support of Notre Dame’s students, donors, alumni, faculty and administration, but most of all with the generous support of Donald Keough, who made it all possible in the first place. We are pleased to acknowledge and celebrate his many contributions to the life of the University during our Ireland Council weekend.”