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


William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies at University of St. Thomas: The William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies @ University of St. Thomas offers a variety of undergrad courses. These general areas range from Irish history and politics, to Irish studies and theology, all the way to Irish language and literature.

Phone: 800-856-8565800-856-8565 Email:

UW Milwaukee Celtic Studies: The UW-Milwaukee Center for Celtic Studies provides interdisciplinary, international educational opportunities for UWM students. Our program includes on-campus instruction by UWM and visiting international faculty, as well as study-abroad options in Ireland, Great Britain, and Europe. We provide a wide range of course and research topics relating to cultures-both historical and modern—that share Celtic influence: the early Continental Celts and the Breton, Cornish, Galician, Irish, Manx, Scots, and Welsh peoples. Students can concentrate their studies on the Celtic languages, both spoken and written, or they may choose to investigate the broader themes of the Celtic world, such as art, archaeology, literature, history, folklore, music and myth.

Phone: 414-229-6520414-229-6520  Email:

University of Wisconsin-Madison Celtic Studies: A six-week Irish Studies summer program is to introduce students to Ireland's history, literature, society and archaeology through a 10-day Orientation in Dublin, Galway, and on the Aran Islands, and five weeks of courses at the National University of Ireland, Galway Summer School in Irish Studies.

Phone: 608-263-3935608-263-3935 Email:

Villanova University Irish Studies Program: Villanova offers both undergraduate and graduate study options. The undergraduate program is Irish Studies, while the graduate program is a MLA concentration in Irish Studies. Villanova also offers 2 types of study abroad summer options. The first is through the Villanova education department which is made available through scholarship. The second study abroad option is through the William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies, which is a 3 week program that entails studying the peace and conflict in both Ireland and Northern Ireland.