• Students Study Abroad in Ireland, Northern Ireland
    Students Study Abroad in Ireland, Northern Ireland

    In summer 2013, 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
    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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  • New Flynn Center
    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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  • 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
    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.

    A Celtic Christmas with Danny O’Flaherty
    Irish balladeer Danny O’Flaherty shares his heritage through music, song, dance and storytelling at his annual Celtic Christmas Concert. The concert will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at the University of St. Thomas Jones Hall, 3910 Yoakum Blvd. 

    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...

    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. 

    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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