Dear Alumni, Parents, & Friends,

Next week marks the celebration of one of my favorite days of the year — St. Patrick’s Day. I am a proud daughter of the Emerald Isle. All four of my grandparents were born in Ireland — Carrickmacross, Tralee, Sneem, and Bantry Bay. In fact, shortly before the pandemic began, I had submitted paperwork for my dual Irish citizenship. My grandmother homesteaded in rural South Dakota when she came from Ireland.

At Notre Dame, we’re enamored with the Irish, too. Over the course of the coming week, our team will be sharing a number of ways that you can join us in celebrating all things Ireland in honor of their patron saint, including student group performances, Irish history and culture videos featuring ND faculty and students, a special St. Patrick’s Day Mass from Dublin, and more. Be sure to stay attuned to our social channels — Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, where you can follow along.

Lastly, what’s a St. Patrick’s Day celebration without some festive food and beverages? I’m quite proud of my Duffy’s Irish Cream recipe and I think I make a mean loaf of Irish soda bread. What are some of your favorite Irish recipes or traditions? Happy St. Paddy’s Day! 

Yours in Notre Dame,

Dolly Duffy ’84
Executive Director
Notre Dame Alumni Association


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