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  • Irish Prime Minister Celebrates Consulate Opening in Austin
    Irish Prime Minister Celebrates Consulate Opening in Austin

    Lori Gallagher met with Enda Kenny, the Irish Taoiseach, or Prime Minister, on Sunday, March 15 for the opening of the Irish Consulate in Austin.

  • Gallagher Receives Recognition for Her Irish Education Work
    Gallagher Receives Recognition for Her Irish Education Work

    Lori Gallagher, J.D., was recognized among the 2-14 Irish Education 100 by Irish Voice, an Irish American newspaper and magazine. The award recognizes educators at top universities and institutions across the nation who promote Irish and Catholic success in education.

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  • Kelleher Named in Irish 40 under 40
    Kelleher Named in Irish 40 under 40

    Edward Kelleher will join 39 other men and women honored in this year's Irish Echo's annual Top 40 under 40 awards. The award is a celebration of Irish and Irish Americans who have distinguished themselves in their respective fields of work before reaching the age of 40.

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  • Save the Date for Irish Gala 2015
    Save the Date for Irish Gala 2015

    The 2015 Irish Gala in honor of Rev. Brendan J. Cahill, STD ’85 will be held on November 6 at The Houstonian Hotel and will be chaired by Kari and Sean Tracey ’88.

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  • Study Abroad
    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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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 2015 Irish Studies Courses

Irish Language Courses
Elementary Irish I (TTh 2:10 to 3:25 p.m.)
Elementary Irish II (TTh 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.)
Intermediate Irish I (T 5:30 to 8:15 p.m.)

Prof. Eddie Kelleher
Undergraduate for credit; MLA may audit

 
Irish Mythology and the Celtic World
(Th 5:30 to 8:15 p.m.)

Prof. Eddie Kelleher
Cross-listed with English
Undergraduate for credit; MLA may audit

 
History of Ireland Since 1600
(M 5:30 to 8:15 p.m.)

Dr. Lee Williames
Cross-listed with History
Undergraduate and Graduate for credit

 
Celtic Spirituality
(TTh 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.)

Sr. Madeleine Grace
Cross-listed with Theology
Undergraduate for credit

 
Joyce and His Contemporaries
(MW 1:40 to 2:55 p.m.)

Dr. Shannon Forbes
Cross-listed with English
Undergraduate and Graduate for credit

 
 

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News at the Center
Gallagher Receives Recognition for Her Irish Education Work
Lori Gallagher, J.D., director of the William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies, was recognized among the 2014 Irish Education 100 by Irish Voice, an Irish American newspaper and Irish America magazine.

Kelleher named in Irish 40 under 40
Edward Kelleher, visiting scholar for the William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies, will join 39 other men and women honored in this year’s Irish Echo’s annual Irish Top 40 under 40 awards. The award is a celebration of Irish and Irish Americans who have distinguished themselves in their respective fields of work before reaching the age of 40. 

University of St. Thomas Irish Gala Raises Over $380,000
More than 400 friends of the University of St. Thomas William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies attended the annual Irish Gala on Nov. 14 at The Houstonian Hotel in honor of Michele Malloy. The Gala was chaired by three friends of the honoree – Maureen Evans, Margo P. Geddie and Lisa Miranda. His Eminence Daniel N. Cardinal DiNardo of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston was the honorary chair of the Gala.

Irish Studies Program Named Top Irish Studies Program
Once again, the William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies at the University of St. Thomas was named one of the top Irish Studies programs in North America by Irish Central, an online newspaper affiliated with the Irish America magazine and the Irish Voice newspaper.

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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