The center for Irish Research & Teaching
An tIonad um Thaighde agus Theagasc Éireannaigh
Georgia southern university
The Flagship Irish Studies Program in the University System of Georgia
America's Third-Largest University System
PO BOX 8023 (CARROLL SUITE 2288), STATESBORO, GA 30460, USA
7 Jan 2016: CIRT on guest list for US launch of the Irish State's 1916 Rising Centenary Program (at NYC Consulate) • 14 Dec 2015: CIRT receives $15,000 to establish the Helen Ryan Collins Memorial Scholarship in Irish Studies • 18 Nov 2015: The Irish Consul General for the Southeastern US officially announces CIRT's receipt of a $35,000 competitive grant from the Irish Government's diaspora unit to advance the Wexford-Savannah Axis research project.
We provide three exciting summer options. (1) During Summer Term A: a pair of competitive-entry, research-intensive undergraduate courses for 6 credit hours. (2) During Summer Term B: a menu of lower- & upper-division undergraduate courses, from which you choose 7 credit hours. (3) Several multi-week graduate fellowships for thesis research.
Ireland ranks high among earth's "most global" countries. It's the EMEA headquarters for pharmaceutical powerhouse Pfizer and such IT super-corporations as Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, and Intel. US Foreign Direct Investment in Ireland exceeds the amount dedicated to China. Thus, the Minor in Irish Studies constitutes a smart, internationalizing educational choice.
ÉIRÍ amach na casca 1916
CIRT is honored to both participate in and originate events that mark, assess, and respond to the centenary of the Easter Rising, which raged in central Dublin for a week, beginning on 24 April 1916. The rebels proclaimed Poblacht na hÉireann (the Irish Republic), changing Ireland utterly, as poet W.B. Yeats famously remarked. Historian Dorothy Mcardle opined in 1937 that the Rising "united...the passion for freedom and social justice" with "the ideal of a civilization inherently Irish."
Rigor, scruple, and imagination characterize our events portfolio. On campus, in Savannah, and across the Coastal Empire, our offerings attract thousands of students and other stakeholders annually. We've welcomed such luminaries as Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney and historian of Ireland's Great Hunger Christine Kinealy...and the list goes on!
Both undergraduate and graduate students participate in CIRT's signature Wexford-Savannah Axis research project, conducting primary-source inquiries at the Georgia Historical Society (1839), the Wexford County Archive, the National Archives of Ireland, and other venues. They discover, synthesize, and present findings that are changing the Ireland-US emigration story.