Fighting to Understand Our History

In 1916, a small contingent of Irish rebels attempted to take control of Dublin and declare Ireland an independent nation. Their effort failed and the leaders were executed, but the event ignited a desire for independence. Now, nearly 100 years later, as Ireland prepares to celebrate the centennial of the rebellion and the country’s eventual independence, Notre Dame will help retell the history of that effort and place it in a global, historic context.

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About the Series:

The University of Notre Dame’s award-winning “What Would You Fight For?” series showcases the work, scholarly achievements, and global impact of Notre Dame faculty, students, and alumni. These two-minute segments, each originally aired during a home football game broadcast on NBC, highlight the University’s proud moniker, the Fighting Irish, and tell the stories of the members of the Notre Dame family who fight to bring solutions to a world in need.

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December 9, 2015

Art and HistoryBriona Nic DhiarmadaCollege of Arts and LettersHistoryInternationalIrish Language and LiteratureKeough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies