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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 All 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 dollars 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 its mission, vision, and enterprise. To contribute, contact Sue Bunning, the University Foundation officer whose portfolio includes the Center. Her direct work phone number is 912-478-2435, and her email is Alternatively, contact the CIRT director: Le buíochas / With thanks — Team Ireland at Georgia Southern.


Spring 2017 Activities
Highlights of what we did and who we served


Th 16 Mar 2017

An Afternoon with Colm Tóibín
Club Gael Spring-Break Road Trip to Athens, GA

Multi-Award-Winning Author

Th 16 Mar 2017 @ 2:45 pm • Venue: The Chapel, University of Georgia, Athens • Event Title: Club Gael members meet Colm Tóibín, the Delta Airlines Visiting Chair for Global Understanding at the University of Georgia • Follow-On Event: VIP seating at Tóibín's 3:30 pm lecture, "Staying Home, Leaving Home: Ireland and America" • This event was an initiative of Club Gael, the Irish Studies student organization sponsored by the Center for Irish Research and Teaching

In the center of the image is Colm Tóibín; the three women are some of the Club Gael members who traveled to Athens for the event; and the man on the viewer's left is CIRT caretaker director Éimhín Ó Cadhla.  


Tu 21 & We 22 Feb 2017

Five-Event Series —
Sport in Ireland


Clash of the Ash

A variety of events over two days, with a special focus on hurling and golf


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