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  • Center Appoints Irish Language Scholar
    Center Appoints Irish Language Scholar

    The University of St. Thomas William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies has appointed Jonathan O’Neill, MA as an Irish Studies scholar. Originally from Counties Galway and Clare in Ireland, O’Neill joins the Center from the University of Limerick.

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  • Study Abroad Student from Northern Ireland Earns Scholarship
    Study Abroad Student from Northern Ireland Earns Scholarship

    Visiting University of St. Thomas student Adam McCoy, originally from Northern Ireland, was awarded a $5,500 scholarship by the British American Foundation of Texas during an awards dinner in April.

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  • 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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  • 2015 Irish Gala Raises $450,000
    2015 Irish Gala Raises $450,000

    The William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies raised more than $450,000 at the annual Irish Gala on Nov. 6 at The Houstonian Hotel.

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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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Fall 2016 Irish Studies Courses
Irish Language Courses
Elementary Irish I (MW 3:10 to 4:25 p.m.)
IRST 1331

Intermediate Irish Language and Culture I and II (TTh 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.)
IRST 4393

Prof. Jonathan O’Neill
Undergraduate for credit; MLA may audit

 
Irish Literature and Postcolonial Studies
(MW 12:10 to 1:25 p.m.)
IRST 4393

Prof. Jonathan O’Neill
Cross-listed with English
Undergraduate for credit; MLA may audit

 
Transformative Women in Irish History and Politics
 (W 5:30 to 8:15 p.m.)
IRST 4393/MLIRS 6393

Lori Gallagher JD
Cross-listed with History, Political Science and International Studies
Undergraduate and Graduate for credit

 
 

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News at the Center
William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies at the University of St. Thomas Appoints Irish Language Scholar
The University of St. Thomas William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies has appointed Jonathan O’Neill, MA as an Irish Studies scholar. Originally from Counties Galway and Clare in Ireland, O’Neill joins the Center from the University of Limerick. His extensive teaching background includes coursework in beginner, intermediate and advanced Irish Language as well as course instruction on Irish literature and culture. 

Visiting Study Abroad Student from Northern Ireland Earns Scholarship
Visiting University of St. Thomas student Adam McCoy, originally from Northern Ireland, was awarded a $5,500 scholarship by the British American Foundation of Texas during an awards dinner in April. Through the study abroad program Study USA, McCoy studied business at UST for the 2015-2016 academic year, with support from the William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies.

University of St. Thomas Irish Gala Raises $450,000
The University of St. Thomas William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies raised more than $450,000 at the annual Irish Gala on Nov. 6 at The Houstonian Hotel. The event honored the Most Rev. Brendan J. Cahill ’85, bishop of the Diocese of Victoria and UST alumnus.

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.

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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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