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Irish Studies programs at North American universities is a growing trend. Photo by: Getty

The best Irish studies programs in North America

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Irish Studies programs at North American universities is a growing trend. Photo by: Getty

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Irish Studies programs at North American universities is a growing trend.

Today, there are dozens of programs across the U.S. and Canada, many of which provide an interdisciplinary approach to learning about a rich Celtic culture that's existed since the dawn of Western civilization.

IrishCentral has compiled a list of 10 exemplary Irish Studies programs in North America, complete with each program's philosophy and what they have to offer.

Here are our editor's picks:

NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY - Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies

Location: Notre Dame, Indiana

Program: Undergraduate Minor, Graduate Degree

About:

The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies is an interdisciplinary project devoted to teaching and research in Irish culture in all its internal and external relations. Established in 1993 under the intellectual leadership of Professor Seamus Deane, the Keough-Naughton Institute’s faculty now includes leaders in Literature, History, Film, Television and Theater and it is regularly supplemented by visiting professors, some of whom come to Notre Dame as Naughton Fellows in a reciprocal arrangement with Irish universities.

Christopher Fox, Director
Sean O’Brien, Assistant Director
Beth Bland, Senior Administrative Assistant
574-631-3555574-631-3555
irishstu@nd.edu

BOSTON COLLEGE - Center for Irish Programs

Location: Chestnut Hill, MA

Program: Undergraduate Minor, Graduate Degree

About:

The Center for Irish Programs at Boston College brings together all University Irish Initiatives. It has oversight responsibility for the Irish Studies program, the Irish Institute, the Burns Library Irish Collections, the Center for Irish Programs - Dublin, and the Irish Music Program. Boston College was founded, in part, to educate the sons of famine emigrants from Ireland who settled in Boston. The Center for Irish Programs continues this important aspect of the University's mission and heritage.

Thomas E. Hachey, Director
Rachel Bowes, Program Coordinator
617-552-3938617-552-3938
irish@bc.edu

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY - Glucksman Ireland House

Location: New York, NY

Program: Undergraduate Minor, Graduate Degree

About:

Located in the heart of New York's Greenwich Village, Glucksman Ireland House is the center for Irish Studies at New York University, with courses in history, Irish language, literature, music and politics. NYU undergraduates may pursue a minor or a B.A./M.A. in Irish and Irish-American Studies. Graduate students may earn a Masters in Irish and Irish-American Studies

For the New York community, they present a weekly public events series during the academic year, as well as a monthly traditional Irish music series.

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