This web site has been set up at the request of some of Dr. Patrick Casey’s former students, so that they, as well as his friends and colleagues, may share their stories and reflections about this gifted and beloved teacher.
On August 6, 2012, in his 90th year, Dr. Patrick Casey died peacefully at his home in Washington, D.C. He had been a member of the English department for forty-five years, and served as Dean of the Rome Center from 1966-1972. His field was Irish literature, and he could make the great writers of his native country come alive for his students. In recognition of his outstanding teaching and service, he was named Professor Emeritus when he retired in 1992.
Patrick Casey was born in Limerick, Ireland, where he attended Clongowes Wood College (James Joyce’s Alma Mater). He read law at King’s Inns, Dublin, and was called to the Irish Bar in 1947. He received his Ph.D. in literature from University College Dublin where he also studied Gaelic.
To commemorate Patrick Casey’s learning, gentle and generous spirit, and love of literature, the Department of English and Loyola University Chicago have established the Patrick J. Casey Scholarship Fund. For more information about this Endowment, and/or to make a contribution to it, please click here
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