Announcement Ceremony

Monday, March 18th, 2019 • 3:00 pm

The Center for Irish
Research and Teaching

Room: Memorial Health Active Learning Studio
Building: Health Professions Academic Building
Waters College of Health Professions
Armstrong Campus | Georgia Southern University | Savannah


Over many years, our community partners in and beyond Savannah and the Coastal Empire have supported the Center for Irish Research and Teaching (CIRT). Consistent and generous support from Irish cultural organizations, economic-development agencies, the Irish government’s consulate for the southeastern United States, numerous private individuals, and others has been critical in Georgia Southern University’s decision to relocate the Center’s headquarters to the Armstrong Campus in Savannah.

In addition, that support has informed the University’s decision to make a significant, long-term investment in a relationship with Ireland that will radically enhance international education at Georgia Southern. The investment will also improve access to Ireland and the European Union for businesses and industries based in Savannah and its hinterland, complementing Ireland-focused initiatives by the Savannah Economic Development Authority.

The Center for Irish Research and Teaching would be honored by your presence at the Announcement Ceremony at 3:00 pm on Monday, March 18th, 2019. Please see the official invitation below, and please invite members of your organization or network to attend as we reveal and celebrate an exciting new horizon for our University, the City of Savannah, and our region in respect to Ireland.


Click here to download a printable PDF version of the official invitation.

At the Announcement Ceremony, we will formally acknowledge the Irish cultural organizations of Savannah and Hilton Head, as well as a number of special guests arriving directly from Ireland specially for the occasion. We will also honor our stakeholders in Statesboro and Bulloch County. Although its headquarters are moving to Savannah — the most Irish city in the southeastern United States — the Center for Irish Research and Teaching remains fully committed to providing (indeed, expanding) academic and outreach programs on the Statesboro campus.


For the Announcement Ceremony at 3:00 pm on March 18, 2019, plenty of free parking is available on the Armstrong Campus. The event coincides with the first day of Spring Break, so the campus will be less busy than usual. Entry onto campus is from Abercorn Street (Highway 204).

Parking Option #1 • The Armstrong Center has a large carpark, from which a very short walk takes you to the event venue: the Health Professions Academic Building. Signage and guides will help direct you. The Armstrong Center carpark is ideal if, in addition to attending the event, you wish to tour the facility soon to be occupied by the Center for Irish Research and Teaching. That facility is next door to the Georgia Public Broadcasting studio.

Parking Option #2 • If you enter campus at the intersection of Abercorn Street and Science Drive, you will find parking places along most of Science Drive, as well as Burnett Boulevard. A short walkway (indicated by signage and guides) connects Science Drive to the event venue.


Click here to download a printable PDF version of the campus map, showing the event venue.


If you wish to insert an address into the GPS on you phone or in your vehicle, the following will get you to the Armstrong Center carpark: 11935 Abercorn St., Savannah, GA 31419.

If you have questions about the event, please email the Center for Irish Research and Teaching: