Students Study Abroad in Ireland, Northern Ireland
2013 Irish Gala
Study Abroad
New Flynn Center
Students Study Abroad in Ireland, Northern Ireland

This summer 11 students ventured across the Atlantic to study the Northern Ireland Peace Process and visit historic sites throughout the island for three weeks with Lori Gallagher JD, Director. 

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2013 Irish Gala

People of Catholic, Methodist and other faiths collaborated to promote peace and reconciliation during its annual Irish Gala on Nov. 22 at The Houstonian Hotel.

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Study Abroad

Explore the coasts of Ireland and Northern Ireland on study abroad with the William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies. Ride a bike on the windswept rocky coasts, and recall the Irish blessing, “May the road rise to meet you.”

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New Flynn Center

More than 100 guests attended the official opening of the new residence of the William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies and the celebration of the ninth anniversary of its inauguration.

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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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Spring 2014 Irish Studies Courses
Irish Literature (New Course)
Taught by Irish Visiting Scholar Eddie Kelleher,
MA, from Ireland

Irish Mythology and the Celtic World

(Special Topics) (Spring 2014)
(Tuesdays 5:30 – 8:15 PM)
Irish Studies (IRST 4393 NA)
English (ENGL 4393)
Undergraduate credit only; MLA may audit

 
Irish History and Politics
Taught by Lori Gallagher, JD
Director of Flynn Center for Irish Studies

Historical and Political Perspectives on Irish Law and Culture (Spring 2014)
(Wednesdays 5:30 – 8:15 PM)
Irish Studies (IRST 3366 N/ MLIRS 5366 N)
History (HIST 4393/ MLHIS 6393)
International Studies (INST 4393/ MLINS 6393)

 
Irish Studies and Theology
Taught by Sr. Madeleine Grace CVI

Celtic Spirituality
(Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 AM to 12:15 PM)
Irish Studies (IRST 4339/MLIRS 6339)
Theology (THEO 4339/MLTHE 6339)

 
Irish Language (Spring 2014)
Taught by Irish Visiting Scholar Eddie Kelleher, MA, from Ireland

Elementary Irish I (Spring 2014)
(Mondays and Wednesdays 3:10 – 4:25 PM)
Irish Studies (IRST 1331 A)
Undergraduate credit only; MLA may audit

Elementary Irish II (Spring 2014)
(Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:10 – 3.25 PM)
Irish Studies (IRST 1332 A)
Undergraduate credit only; MLA may audit

Intermediate Irish I (Spring 2014)
(Mondays 5:30 – 8:15 PM)
Irish Studies (IRST 4393 N)
Undergraduate credit only; MLA may audit

 
 

Course Schedule Course Catalog

News at the Center
Catholic Focus: Catholic Pilgrimage to Ireland
When you think of religious pilgrimage, the Holy Land comes to mind, or perhaps the Vatican. But there's another pilgrimage destination where ancient ruins emerge from a dramatic landscape -- testaments to an over 1500-year-old Christian tradition. This destination is Ireland...

Concert Celebrates Celtic Christmas Customs
Irish balladeer duo The Celtic Sons – Danny O’Flaherty and Noel Nash – share their heritage through music, song, dance and storytelling at the sixth annual Celtic Christmas Concert. The concert will be held at 2 p.m. on Dec. 8 at the University of St. Thomas Jones Hall, 3910 Yoakum Blvd.

Catholics and Methodists Support Peace at Irish Gala
People of Catholic, Methodist and other faiths collaborated to promote peace and reconciliation, the mission of the University of St. Thomas William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies, during its annual Irish Gala on Nov. 22 at The Houstonian Hotel. Celebrating the Center’s 10th anniversary, the gala honored Rev. and Mrs. Harold Good, members of the international community from Belfast, Northern Ireland, who have been instrumental in building and maintaining peace around the world. Rev. Good is a former president of the Methodist Church in Ireland. 

UST Supports School of Irish Music
The Houston School of Irish Music, in collaboration with the William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies at the University of St. Thomas, is bringing traditional Irish folksongs, ballads and harp tunes to the youth of Houston. 

Students study conflict resolution in Northern Ireland
Nearly 20 years ago the Provisional Irish Republican Army signed a ceasefire agreement, turning the tide in a history marked with conflict and violence. Since then, Northern Ireland has made great strides in establishing peace and bringing reconciliation in the divided island of Ireland.

Center for Irish Studies Center for Irish Studies
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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