For all fans heading to Dublin for the Emerald Isle Classic, the Ireland in Transition: Contemporary Challenges and Opportunities academic conference would be a great addition to your itinerary.
This roundtable discussion will focus on how a rapidly-changing contemporary Ireland fits into the wider world today and will discuss issues such as culture, the economy, politics, the Catholic church, and the European Union. Panelists include Declan Kiberd (Notre Dame), Elaine Byrne (Trinity College Dublin) and Fr. Michael Drumm (Irish Catholic Schools Partnership Trust) The moderators are Fr. Sean McGraw CSC (Notre Dame) and Kevin Whelan (Notre Dame)
Held on Friday, August 31 in the examination hall of Trinity College Dublin, this event is at 3 p.m., and is free and open to the public.