Past Event Highlights

Past Event Highlights

11/4/2016 The Annual Irish Gala
The Annual Irish Gala "Celebrating Ireland Through Its People" will take place on Nov. 4, 2016 at the Houstonian Hotel. This year, the Center will pay special tribute to William J. Flynn.

10/27/2016 Samhain Celebration with UST Irish Club & History Society
Join us to learn more about and celebrate Samhain, the ancient Celtic harvest festival from which Halloween is derived! Enjoy refreshments, Celtic music, and pumpkin carving!

10/6/2016 High-kingship of Tara: Making Irish Kings Christian
Tara is renowned as the palace of the ancient high-kings of Ireland in mythological and legendary literature. It was a cemetery that was in continuous use since the Neolithic period.

9/18/2016 1916: The Irish Rebellion
Narrated by Liam Neeson, this landmark documentary tells the dramatic story of the events that took place in Dublin during Easter Week 1916, when a group of Irish rebels took on the British Empire.

9/6/2016 Cause or Cure – The Role of Religion in a Fear-Filled World
The Reverend Harold Good, an acknowledged peacemaker in Ireland and beyond, returns to UST to present his lecture titled, "Cause or Cure – The Role of Religion in a Fear-Filled World."

4/28/2016 Proclaiming Rebellion: Emmet, Pearse and the Road to 1916
Proclamation This lecture will explore the road to the 1916 Rising, looking at the rebellions that inspired it, the iconic Proclamation, and the connections between Robert Emmet and Patrick Pearse, to provide a new interpretation of the events of Easter 1916.

3/17/2016 Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Cross and Tower Join us for our annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration! Includes a Mass and brunch. Please RSVP by March 4!

3/2/2016 Easter 1916 Rising: An Historical Perspective
General Post Office This lecture will explore the events of the 1916 Easter Rising and look at them in an historical context.

2/4/2016 Irish Literary Revival’s Influence on the Easter 1916 Rising
Ben Bulben This lecture will explore the influence of literature and culture on Irish nationalist debate in advance of the Easter Rising.

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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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 Past Event Highlights
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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