Irish and Irish American Studies
at the College of Charleston Sept/Oct 2015
Our First Minor!
Take a look at our slate of Spring 2016 courses.
Will Davis traveling in Connemara during his semester in Belfast
"During my time in Northern Ireland, I gleaned so much. Through my studies and watching how people live their day-to-day lives, I gained a deeper understanding of identity, the nature of conflict, the good that can come out of evil and how a people can overcome their past. Queen's University Belfast is a stellar institution; my lecturers were all experts in their fields and yet highly approachable. Belfast City itself has such a contemporary atmosphere but with the soul of a small village in the countryside. The island of Ireland is one of the most beautiful landscapes I've seen with it's rugged coastal cliffs, its gentle, heather-crowned hills and magically green foliage everywhere you look. I part of me is still back there, and even now I would hop on the next direct flight there if I could."
Friday, Oct. 2nd, 7:30pm
Silcox Gymnasium, corner of George and Meeting Streets
Tigh na Coille
Scottish Games and Highland Gathering
Irish Films in Charleston this Fall (click on the posters)
Spring 2016 Events
- lecture/film series commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising
- 2nd Annual Celtic Music Night at the Music Hall
- Irish comedian Brendan Grace on 5 March 2016
Summer 2015 Study Abroad
A dolman in the foreground and Queen Maeve's cairn in the background atop Knocknarea, in Sligo
Denis Bergin talking with CofC students at his house, Ballyshane cottage, near Shannon Harbour, County Offaly
Dun Aengus, an iron-age fort, on the edge of Europe, the west coast of Inishmore in the Aran Islands
The Sports Page
Mathew Garrison reports on the promising up-coming Fall season (we hope to rope Mathew into teaching a course on Sport in Ireland in the near future).
The Holy City sports its own hurling club, an official member of the Gaelic Athletic Association (County North America). Visit their website for more details.
The Pub & Music Scene (in no particular order)
The Celtic band, Castle Crossing, is playing TONIGHT, 11 September.
The pub on Sullivan's Island hosts regular Irish events, including the Ancient Order of Hibernian's Half-Way to St. Patrick's Day this Sunday, 20 September, at 4pm.
The Johns Island whiskey and cocktail bar is hosting Good Foot Celtic Band on 19 September, 8:30.
The West Ashley restaurant often hosts trad sessions. Keep your eyes out for announcements.
Two locations--one in North Charleston's Park Circle and one in Summerville--are the best place in town to watch soccer. I'm sorry I'm posting this too late to announce Ireland's match against Georgia (the country, not the state) last week. Ireland won, 1-0.
You can almost always find Irish music at Tommy Condon's just off the Market in downtown Charleston. Steve Carol and the Bograts are playing tonight. Check out their full calendar of music. They've got a half-way to St. Patrick's Day celebration on Thursday, 17 September.
Check out their calendar. Finbar McCarthy Irish Music Show starts at 5pm on Sunday, 13 September.
OK, the King Street bar is best known for its jazz, but it's owned by an genuine Irishman.
Joe Kelly, English
Mark Long, Political Science
Moore Quinn, Anthropology
Trish Ward, English
Stephen White, Charleston Historical Society