Irish Studies

Why Study Irish Studies at Elms College?

Our students have the opportunity to study in Ireland at such schools as the Innisfree College and Convention Center at St. Angela's College in Sligo, and at Diseart in Dingle, County Kerry. Students can also work with faculty to arrange alternative study abroad experiences at other Irish colleges. 

In addition to course offerings, you benefit from a close relationship with the Irish Cultural Center of Western New England (ICC). Since 1999, the ICC and Elms College have brought prominent Irish scholars, politicians, and cultural figures to campus, such as Nobel Laureate Betty Williams, Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams, and arms decommissioning monitors Rev. Alec Reid and Rev. Harold Good.

What Can You Do With an Irish Studies Minor?

Ireland's culture and literature occupy a unique place in western civilization. The interdisciplinary Irish studies minor explores many facets of Ireland in a way that complements our other majors. The minor is useful for students pursuing a career in education, business, or any opportunity that will have them traveling abroad.

What's the Next Step?

Take a look at the curriculum for our program, contact us to learn more, or sign up for a campus visit. Ready to apply? You can do it online.


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