Past Event Highlights
11/14/2013 Northern Ireland Conflict and Peace: Lessons Learned
On Thursday, November 14, 2013 the William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies will host "Northern Ireland Conflict and Peace: Lessons Learned," by Rev. Harold Good, former President of the Methodist Church of Ireland and award-winning peacemaker (and 2013 Irish Gala Honoree) in Cullen Hall at 7:30 pm.

11/22/2013 Annual Irish Gala
Gather for the Annual Irish Gala benefiting the William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies. Don't miss an evening of festive Irish entertainment, delicious food and an all around lively celebration!

12/8/2013 A Celtic Christmas Concert
Slip back in time and savor the holiday season as it has been celebrated for centuries among the Celtic countries, with dance, song, music and storytelling in the magical performance of “Celtic Christmas Carols with Danny O’Flaherty.”

2/5/2014 Charity and the Great Hunger: The Kindness of Strangers
Famine Irish Landscape Dr. Christine Kinealy, Professor of History and Director of Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute, Quinnipiac University, presents a lecture on charitable acts of strangers during the Irish Famine.

3/9/2014 Traditional Irish Music from the Brock McGuire Band
Back by popular demand, the Brock McGuire Band will present a foot-tapping, heart-warming performance of traditional Irish music from the West of Ireland. Join us in welcoming our friends to Houston!

3/17/2014 Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
St. Patrick’s Day Mass Celebrated by His Eminence Daniel N. Cardinal DiNardo at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel of St. Basil and Brunch following Mass in the Jerabeck Gymnasium.

4/10/2014 Legends of the Celtic Harp, Storytelling and Music Concert
Legends in the Celtic Harp is a musical journey into the heart of a legendary instrument led by Patrick Ball, Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter. Welcome this remarkable trio to their first UST concert!

5/1/2014 Look Behind You!
Look Behind You! is a multi-media performance by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Steafán Hanvey that details how a father and son have negotiated the personal and political landscapes of Northern Ireland.

10/5/2014 An Evening of Traditional Irish Melodies and Songs
Traditional Irish Melodies and Songs by AIDAN from Austin

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


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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