Brian Ó Conchubhair

Brian Ó Conchubhair

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Associate Professor of Irish Language and Literature,
Director of Center for the Study of Languages & Culture

Office: 329 DeBartolo Hall
Phone: 574-631-0499

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Areas of Expertise

19th and 20th century Ireland, the Irish Revival, contemporary Irish-language fiction, the European Fin de Siècle, Modernism, Post-Modernism, the Irish language among the Diaspora.

Brian Ó Conchubhair (pronounced BREE-an O KAHN-uh-coor), a fellow in Notre Dame’s Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, previously taught at Katolicke Uniwersytet Lubelski (Poland), Nat. Uni. Of Ireland, Galway and Boston College, as well as summer language programs at the University of California, Berkeley and Harvard University. His publications include “Gearrscéalta Ár Linne”, “Why Irish? Irish Language and Literature in Academia”, “Fin de Siècle na Gaeilge: Darwin, an Athbheochan, agus smaointeoireacht na hEorpa”. He was series editor for “Kerry’s Fighting Story, 1916-1921”, “Rebel Cork’s Fighting Story, 1916-1921”, “Limerick’s Fighting Story, 1916-1921”, “Dublin’s Fighting Story, 1916-1921”.

His current project is on modernism in Irish-language literature and culture and the relationship of mainstream modernism to minority languages. He has received State Department funding to direct annual Fulbright/Institute for International Education Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Orientations on campus from 2006 to 2015​. A former Executive Director of the IRISH Seminar (2011-2013), he currently serves as President of the American Conference for Irish Studies. Since 2013 he has directed Notre Dame’s Center for the Study of Languages & Cultures


Resurrection of the Irish Language


Fulbright foreign language teachers introduced to American culture at Notre Dame

Fulbright foreign language teachers get crash course in American culture and academics

Professor Ó Conchubhair wins first place in Irish literary competition


Irish language flourishing at home of the Fighting Irish