Prof Briona Nic Dhiarmada

Prof. Bríona Nic Dhiarmada is the Thomas J. and Kathleen O’Donnell Professor Emerita of Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame . A writer, academic and filmmaker, Nic Dhiarmada was educated in Trinity College and UCD. She lectured at UCD and worked in television for RTE and TG4 before returning to academia at the University of Limerick in 2002. She has been a Distinguished Visiting International Scholar at the University of Missouri and held a Senior Fulbright Fellowship at the University of Notre Dame before joining the fulltime faculty there as a tenured endowed professor in 2008. Among her many academic publications is Téacs Baineann, Téacs Mná , a full-length study of the poetry of Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, as well as numerous articles on Irish language literature and culture.
She has written numerous screenplays and produced and directed award winning documentaries including the multi-award winning documentary series 1916: The Irish Rebellion narrated by Liam Neeson for RTE, PBS and BBC which she wrote and produced. Her companion book to the series 1916- The Irish Rebellion won the Foreward Prize for History. She is currently working on a new 4-part series for RTE and international broadcast entitled From that Small Island- The Story of the Irish.

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