Irish Studies

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5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield CT 06825

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reidg@sacredheart.edu

 Irish Studies Teach in Dingle Ireland
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her Spring Semester 2013 trip to Dingle

‌The Center for Irish Cultural Studies promotes the study, understanding, and appreciation of Irish and Celtic culture, history, and language through a variety of academic programs, public lectures, music concerts and other performing arts programs, and study abroad at the SHU campus in Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland.

The minor in Irish Studies at Sacred Heart University is designed to offer students an opportunity for an in-depth study in one of the most multi-disciplinary studies available in undergraduate programs, including Irish and Celtic culture, history, language, literature, music, politics, religion and society. A distinctive feature of the program is study at SHU’s campus in Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland, and an emphasis on patterns of socio-cultural and political change in contemporary Ireland and the place of Ireland in the modern world.

In addition to offering a minor in Irish Studies, Sacred Heart University also offers undergraduate study abroad experiences, both full semester and two-week sessions.

 

SHU in Dingle

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Sacred Heart University operates its program in Ireland through a partnership with the Díseart Centre of Irish Spirituality and Culture, located in Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland (one of Ireland’s officially-designated "Gaeltacht," or Irish-speaking, districts). Through this partnership SHU in Dingle offers short-term and semester programs of study. Course offerings include anthropology, archaeology, history, Gaelic language, literature, media studies, music, geology, and religious studies.‌‌

 

 Latest News

Professor and Two Students Travel to Ireland for Internet of Things Conference

March 30, 2017

FAIRFIELD, Conn.—A professor and two students from Sacred Heart University recently traveled to Dingle, Ireland, to participate in a weekend-long event focused on the Internet of Things, a network of linked devices, machines, buildings and other items that collect and exchange information.

College of Arts & Sciences Hosts Inaugural Faculty Showcase

February 14, 2017

FAIRFIELD, Conn.—The University Commons area and adjacent classrooms at Sacred Heart University were a hive of activity Feb. 8 as SHU’s College of Arts & Sciences hosted its inaugural CASCon event. The conference showcased the work of 55 faculty members from multiple disciplines. They formed 15 panels to provide presentations that emphasized the interdisciplinary nature of faculty scholarship and reaffirmed the College’s commitment to faculty scholarship and undergraduate research.

Áille na hÁille - A Terrible Beauty

September 21, 2016

Fairfield, Conn. - The Gaelic American Club of Fairfield and the Center for Irish Cultural Studies at Sacred Heart University will host Áille na hÁille (A Terrible Beauty): A Suite in Honor of the Heroes of 1916 at the Edgerton Center for Performing Arts on Oct.29 at 8 p.m. For ticket information, call the Edgerton box office at 203-371-7908 or visit edgertoncenter.org.