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  • Gala Celebrates Ireland with Special Tribute to William J. Flynn
    Gala Celebrates Ireland with Special Tribute to William J. Flynn

    Over 300 friends of the William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies attended the annual Irish Gala on Nov. 4 at the Houstonian Hotel for a Gala raising more than $270,000 for student scholarships.

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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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  • 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 2017 Irish Studies Courses
The Flynn Center for Irish Studies is offering scholarships of $750 to the first 10 students who sign up and qualify for scholarships for each of the following spring 2017 courses. A student may be eligible for more than one scholarship (if one signs up for more than one).

Before completing the application, review the qualifications for students who are interested in applying.

 
Irish Gaelic Literature in Translation
Taught by Prof. Jonathan O'Neill (from Ireland)
(cross-listed with Irish Studies and English as a Special Topics course)
(Th 5:30 – 8:15 p.m.)
IRST 4393-N (2249) 
ENGL 4393- (2248)
 
Elementary Irish I
(language and culture)
Taught by Prof. Jonathan O'Neill
(MW 1:40  to 2:55 p.m.)
IRST 1331-A (2740)
 
Elementary Irish II
(language and culture) 
Taught by Prof. Jonathan O'Neill
(TTh 2:10 to 3:25 p.m.)
IRST 1332-A (2741)
 
History of Ireland Since 1600
Taught by Dr. Lee Williames
(cross-listed with Irish Studies and History as a Special Topics course)
(M 5:30 -8:15 p.m.)
IRST 3365-N (3093)
HIST 3365-N (2663)
MLIRS 5365-N (3029)
MLHIS 5365-N (2265)
 
 

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News at the Center
Gala Celebrates Ireland with Special Tribute to William J. Flynn
Over 300 friends of the University of St. Thomas William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies attended the annual Irish Gala on Nov. 4 at The Houstonian Hotel for a Gala “Celebrating Ireland through its People.” The Gala paid special tribute to William J. Flynn, the Center’s namesake, for his tireless commitment to the peace process in Ireland. 

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.

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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