Irish Student Life
Irish Student Life

Irish Club - Club na hÉireannIrish Club - Club na hÉireann

The William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies encourages students to join the Irish Club, Club na hÉireann, to celebrate Irish culture, on and off campus.

We have several professors and students from Ireland and Northern Ireland who will join in the activities, including the club advisor, Visiting Professor Eddie Kelleher, who teaches all the Irish language courses.

The William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies serves as a gathering place for the Irish Club, students in the Irish Studies courses and students who are interested in Irish-related topics.

If you are a UST student and you would like to join the Club, please contact Prof. Eddie Kelleher at 713-525-3882 or

Rachael Havranek

Rachael Havranek “I decided to pursue Irish Studies due to a long-held interest in Irish culture and history. UST has one of the few Irish Studies programs and once I decided to pursue a master’s degree, I wanted to take advantage of the opportunity to pursue my interest in an academic environment.

“I decided to join the study abroad program because it gave me the opportunity to visit locations and people a standard tourist visitor would not experience. It also was a scholarly venture, so I feel I received more from it than a standard trip would give me."

Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry “Learning the Irish language was about embracing my Irish heritage, but it has become very fun and interesting. I love the language and learning it.

“The Irish Club is a great way to meet and get to know other people who are also interested in anything Irish and have fun learning about everything Irish.”

Mitchell Wagoner:

Mitchell WagonerI think the Irish Club at St. Thomas provides a good opportunity for students to become engaged with contemporary Irish culture, which in turn enriches students’ understanding of Irish history. By participating in activities like film discussions, céilí dances, or attending Irish music concerts, students are able to gain an appreciation for Ireland’s rich artistic heritage.”

Irish Student Life
Irish Student Life


Join the Irish Club, take Irish language courses, study abroad in Ireland and Northern Ireland or earn a Minor or Master of Liberal Arts graduate concentration in Irish Studies.

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Support the Center
Support the Center


The William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies is one of a kind in the Southwest. Learn how to get involved with the Center. 


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Events & Lectures
Events & Lectures


The Center sponsors lectures and cultural events, such as St. Patrick’s Day, storytellers and lively concerts.

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Center for Irish Studies
The William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies at the University of St. Thomas in Houston is the only Irish Studies academic program in the Southwest. The Center serves as a focal point for the study and appreciation of Irish and Northern Irish history, literature, politics, law, language, music, art, drama, culture and society.


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