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The Center for Irish Research and Teaching


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The Center for Irish Research and Teaching


An tIonad um Thaighde agus Theagasc Éireannacha

FOunded in 1995, the center for irish research and teaching (CIRT) is a Non-funded academic and outreach unit of georgia southern university, a 28,000-student institution with campuses in savannah and statesboro, Cities on GEORGIA's coastal plain


YOU MAKE THE DIFFERENCE


Since its establishment by Georgia Southern University, the Center for Irish Research and Teaching (CIRT) has received an annual E&G (educational and general) budget allocation of ZERO from the institution. Although highly productive, generating a plethora of outcomes, the Center remains a non-funded mandate that relies on financial donations and grant-procurement to do its work on behalf of students and stakeholders. Most monetary gifts to CIRT are tax-deductible, so please consider supporting the Center's mission, vision, and enterprise.


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Spring 2017 Activities
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Spring 2017 Activities


Spring 2017 Activities


Th 16 Mar 2017

Expert • COLM TÓIBÍN
Multi-Award-Winning Irish Author • Public Intellectual

AN AFTERNOON WITH COLM TÓIBÍN
Club Gael Spring-Break Road Trip to Athens, GA

Th 16 Mar 2017 @ 3:00 pm — VENUE • The Chapel, University of Georgia, Athens — EVENT TITLE • Club Gael Members Meet Colm Tóibín (Delta Visiting Chair for Global Understanding) before Hearing His 3:30 pm Lecture, "Staying Home, Leaving Home: Ireland and America" — CG • This event was an initiative of Club Gael, the Irish Studies student organization

IMAGE • Colm Tóibín (center) and three women members of Club Gael share smiles at the University of Georgia's Chapel on Th 16 Mar 2017. CIRT Director Howard Keeley PhD (left) says, "We are most grateful to Professor Nicholas Allen, Director of UGA's Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, for his gracious invitation to our Irish Studies students." 

IMAGE • Colm Tóibín (center) and three women members of Club Gael share smiles at the University of Georgia's Chapel on Th 16 Mar 2017. CIRT Director Howard Keeley PhD (left) says, "We are most grateful to Professor Nicholas Allen, Director of UGA's Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, for his gracious invitation to our Irish Studies students." 

Tu 21 & We 22 Feb 2017

Expert • LARRY BYRNE
Economic Ambassador, County Wexford Ambassadors Program • Founder-CEO, Club Choice Ireland and Heritage Choice Ireland

FIVE-EVENT SERIES: SPORT IN IRELAND
 

WEDNESDAY

We 22 Feb @ 4:00 pm — VENUE • Student Lounge, Eidson House — EVENT TITLE • Orientation Session for Student Participants in Summer 2017 (Fourth Annual) Savannah-Ireland Inquiry Program

We 22 Feb @ 12:00 noon — VENUE • Irish Studies Suite, Carroll 2288, Statesboro Campus — EVENT TITLE • Hurling/Iománaíocht: Millenia of Coördination, Commitment, Courage — CG • This event was an initiative of Club Gael, the Irish Studies student organization


TUESDAY

Tu 21 Feb @ 7:30 pm — VENUE • Palmetto Electric Coöperative Building, Bluffton, SC — EVENT TITLE • Sport-Focused Response to Lecture, "Ireland's Counties: Thirty-Two Identities" 

Tu 21 Feb @ 12:30 pm — VENUE • Club House, Statesboro — EVENT TITLE • Showcasing Our Region Abroad: Workshop for Tormenta FC's Summer 2017 Soccer-Development Tour in Ireland

Tu 21 Feb @ 9:30 am — VENUE • Georgia Southern University Golf Course — EVENT TITLE • Collegiate Golf and Golf Tourism in Ireland 

IMAGE • As a young man, our guest, Larry Byrne, donned the purple-and-gold kit of his native county, Wexford, to play hurling at the national-championship level. On We 22 Mar 2017, before a rapt audience of Club Gael members, he recounted those seasons and also discussed current practices and trends in Ireland's native stick-and-ball sport, which — as the photograph of a Wexford-versus-Galway match perhaps implies — puts a premium on skill, speed, and stamina.

IMAGE • As a young man, our guest, Larry Byrne, donned the purple-and-gold kit of his native county, Wexford, to play hurling at the national-championship level. On We 22 Mar 2017, before a rapt audience of Club Gael members, he recounted those seasons and also discussed current practices and trends in Ireland's native stick-and-ball sport, which — as the photograph of a Wexford-versus-Galway match perhaps implies — puts a premium on skill, speed, and stamina.

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