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


Quinnipiac University: Quinnipiac offers a very specific Irish study program. Ireland's Great Hunger Institute is a scholarly resource for the study of the Great Hunger, which is also known as An Gorta Mór. Through a strategic program of lectures, conferences, course offerings and publications, the institute fosters a deeper understanding of this tragedy and its causes and consequences. The Quinnipiac School of Law also operates a summer program at Trinity College in Dublin. Law students, from Quinnipiac and other ABA law schools, have the opportunity to live and study on the Trinity campus.

Phone: 203-582-4564203-582-4564

Regis University, Irish Studies Online Certificate Program: Regis University’s Irish studies Online is the first program of its kind in the world, it is an interdisciplinary introduction to Irish Studies, developed by the Centre for Irish Studies, NUI, Galway in partnership with Regis University in Denver. The purpose of the program is to provide a basic introduction to Irish life and culture through the disciplines of archaeology, history, literature in English and in Irish (presented in translation), political science and sociology, traditional Irish music and dance. The courses provide an overview of Irish history from the pagan Celtic world and the coming of Christianity, through to the cataclysmic famines of the 1840s, the establishment of an independent state in 1922 and Ireland’s integration into the European community which has been ongoing since the 1970s. Students can also obtain a Diploma in Irish Studies from NUI, Galway by successfully completing any 3 of the online courses and an Irish Studies Summer School at NUI, Galway in Ireland.

Phone: 353-091-492887 Email:

Sacred Heart University - Irish Studies Minor: SHU in Dingle is a unique and experiential approach to the study of Irish and Celtic culture, history, language and spirituality based in Dingle in the heart of Ireland's West Kerry Gaeltacht region.

Phone: 203-371-7765203-371-7765 Email:

Saint Mary's University - Irish Studies: Offers a 4 year Irish studies emergent program along with major, minor, and double concentration options. Courses consist of language, literature and history. Every summer study abroad scholarships are made available to a handful of students through The Ireland Canada University Foundation. The short-term program offers intensive study abroad programs in January and May of each calendar year, while the semester program offers study-abroad programs in both the fall and spring semesters. Both curriculums focus on Irish and Celtic history, culture, language, arts and humanities.