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Mitchell Scholar Matt Huenerfauth (Class of 2002) on his work started by his Mitchell Scholarship, February 2014

Senator Mitchell welcomes Class of 2014 Mitchell Scholars to Dublin at Google's HQ, September 2013

Mark Patrick Hederman presents Mitchell Scholars with their class rings; introduction by Trina Vargo, May 2012

Emily Mark, Mitchell Scholar and Lecturer at UCD, speaking about her Mitchell Experience at UCD, November 2011

Glenstal Abbey Abbot, Mark Patrick Hederman, in the icon chapel at Glenstal

Brian Norton, President, Dublin Institute of Technology, September 2011

Nick Johnson, former Mitchell Scholar, on teaching at Trinity, September 2011

Professor Veronica Campbell from Trinity, September 2011

Trina Vargo introducing the Ireland/Northern Ireland Universities at NAFA 2011, July 2011

Louise Tobin from University College Cork at NAFA 2011, July 2011

Liam O Dochartaigh from University of Limerick at NAFA 2011, July 2011

Nollaig Mac Congáil from National University of Ireland Galway at NAFA 2011, July 2011

Almenia Jackson Garvey from University of Ulster at NAFA 2011, July 2011

Ciaran O'Kelly from Queen's University Belfast at NAFA 2011, July 2011

Lawrence Taylor from National University of Ireland, Maynooth at NAFA 2011, July 2011

Marian O'Sullivan from Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design & Technology at NAFA 2011, July 2011

Mary Daly from University College Dublin at NAFA 2011, July 2011

Mitchell Scholars' Q&A at NAFA 2011, July 2011

Ireland/Northern Ireland Advisors Q&A at NAFA 2011, July 2011

Mitchell Scholars visit Glenstal Abbey May 2011

Trina Vargo speaking at Farmleigh on the value of Mitchell to Ireland and intro of Minister Ruairi Quinn, May 2011

Minister Ruairi Quinn addressing Mitchell Scholars at Farmleigh, May 2011

Video of the 10 Year Anniversary Symposium - Belfast 2008




In April 2012, Trina spoke with award-winning photographer Seamus Murphy about Afghanistan, Syria, photography, Ireland, Northern Ireland, America and his work with P.J. Harvey.  Click here to listen.


In September 2011, Trina met Irish poet, Eavan Boland on the campus of Stanford where she is a professor and the Director of the Creative Writing program. Click here to listen to their conversation.


In May 2011, we traveled to Lismore, Co. Waterford to meet with travel writer Dervla Murphy.  Dervla, who will turn 80 years old this year, first gained fame when, in the 1960’s, she cycled from Ireland to India on her own.  She has cycled in numerous countries and wrote many books about her travels.  The following are 2-4 minute podcasts of some of our conversation with Dervla. 

Dervla Murphy on 1941 and fearlessness

Dervla Murphy on how she feels about ireland today and a little on her hometown of Lismore

Dervla Murphy talks about the pivotal moment in her life

Dervla Murphy on the situation in the Middle East

Dervla Murphy on Afghanistan and other favorite places

Dervla Murphy and Mitchell Scholar Fagan Harris discuss South Africa

Dervla Murphy more on South Africa, Lismore as home, reading before she travels, and feminism

Dervla Murphy on Europe, her influence, and on not visiting Tibet or China

Dervla Murphy across the US by Greyhound

An Irish Times profile on Dervla

Previous Podcasts

Size2Shoes perform for Mitchell Scholars

Trina Speaks with Irish Actors Dearbhla Molloy and Dermot Crowley

Yeats Scholar Talks About New Book

Trina Vargo Talks With Dacre Stoker About His Great Great Uncle Bram Stoker, the Author of Dracula

Trina Vargo Talks with Irish Senator David Norris

Trina Vargo Talks to Mark Patrick Hederman

A Conversation with John Carney, Marketa Irglova and Glen Hansard About Their New Film Once

Steve Brennan Talks About the History of the Irish in Hollywood

Maura O’Connell Talks to Trina Vargo

Irish Author Cecelia Ahern Talks About Her Craft

Simon Rodberg with Dublin-Born Chef Cathal Armstrong

Trina Vargo Talks with Louis de Paor About the Future of the Irish Language

Trina Vargo Speaks with Colum McCann, Author of Let The Great World Spin

Trina Vargo Talks with Michael Ryan, Director of the Chester Beatty Library in Dublin

Podcast of Renowned Glassblower Simon Pearce

Irish Economist Danny McCoy Talks to Alliance President Trina Vargo