The definitive list of Irish Studies programs – United States and Canada


University of Massachusetts Boston, Irish Studies Concentration/Minor: The Irish Studies Concentration/Minor is an interdisciplinary program designed to provide you with the opportunity to study Irish and Irish-American culture, primarily by experiencing the imaginative power of Irish literature. In addition to the Irish studies concentration/minor, University of Massachusetts Boston has implemented a new aspect of the concentration/minor. This new addition is a summer course that culminates with an 11-day trip to Ireland.

Phone: 617-287-6700617-287-6700 Email:

University of Missouri-St. Louis - Irish Studies and Smurfit-Stone Endowed Professorship in Irish Studies: The Irish Studies Program at the University of Missouri-St. Louis was founded in 2000 as a result of a gift from the Smurfit-Stone Corporation that created the Smurfit-Stone Corporation Professorship in Irish Studies. The program comprises monthly lectures on Ireland and Irish America, concerts, and a summer study abroad program at NUI-Galway. Classes in Irish and Irish American Literature, Irish History, and Irish Music are offered. The program is part of International Studies at the University of Missouri-St. Louis

Phone: 314-516-5589314-516-5589 Email: walle@msx.umsl.ed

University of Montana Missoula - Irish Studies: The Irish Studies program at The University of Montana is an inter-disciplinary and inter-collegiate collaboration between the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Visual and Performing Arts. This collaboration supports a minor that provides students with access to instruction, study and research in the fields of language, history, literature, film, drama, music and dance as well as the opportunity to participate in the preservation and promotion of the Irish language and culture. A programmatic focus on the central role of the Irish language and Gaelic heritage in Ireland’s history and culture and on the role of the Irish American diaspora in the western settlement of North America makes this a unique course of study among Irish Studies programs in America. Foundational to expanding our knowledge and understanding of the Irish experience in the west is the Gathering, an oral history project designed to collect the history, lore and traditions of the Montana Irish.

Phone: 406-243-6973406-243-6973 Email: