Welcome to Ireland in History and Memory! This Powerpoint is intended to help students prepare for their study abroad experience in County Donegal:

Study Abroad

This yearlong program comprises a study of Ireland through its history and many modes of expression: songs, poetry, Gaelic language, stories, film, drama, and literature. In focusing on history pre-Christian and early Christian nature-based spirituality and expressive culture during fall quarter, we will set the stage for understanding Irish reactions to colonialism, the Famine, and the social upheavals taking place at the turn of the 20th century. Winter quarter includes Ireland and Irish America in the 20th and early 21st centuries, including the partition, the European Union, and the multi-layered struggles for identity by the Irish at home and in the United States.

In spring quarter we will live in the village of Gleann Cholm Cille in Donegal for a month; students will have the option of traveling around Ireland on their own in the weeks beforehand. By examining Ireland through the lenses of liminality, orality and literacy, philosophies involving cycles and seasons, language and cultural identity, and genders and generations, we will gain a holistic picture of the facets of experience in Ireland.

Meeting Times


  • 9:30 – 11:30  Sem II, B1105
  • 12:30-2:30 Sem II, B1105


  • 9:30 – 11:30 Sem II, B3107 (GC) and B3109 (SW)
  • 12:30 – 2:30 Sem II, B3105


  • 9:30 – 11:30 Sem II, B3105
  • 11:30 – 1 (short day!) Com 320


  • 9:30 – 11:30 Sem II, B1105
  • 12:30 – 2:30 Sem II, B1105

The first day of winter quarter is January 9 at 9:30 am, B1105.