Past Event Highlights

4/4/2017 Irish Contributions to the Science of Medicine by John P. Cooke, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. John P. Cooke will discuss the history of the contribution of Irish scientists and physicians to the advancement of medical diagnosis and therapy. He will also introduce his contribution to the field, focusing on his research on how to reverse aging of the heart and vessels.

3/17/2017 Annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration
The Mass and lunch events are both sold out. There is no space remaining.

3/2/2017 EVA International Contemporary Folk and Harmony Group
EVA performs a seamless mix of traditional and contemporary original folk music.

2/16/2017 Come Dance with Me in Ireland: Encounters with W.B. Yeats by Patrick Ball
Join harpist and performer Patrick Ball for a harp-filled evening celebrating the life, works and quirks of Ireland’s greatest poet, William Butler Yeats.

12/11/2016 An Irish Christmas Celebration with The Jig is Up!
Get into the holiday spirit with lively music from The Jig Is Up!, Houston’s premier traditional Irish band. RSVP for those with mobility issues and groups of 6 or more.

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.

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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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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