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Are you a student interested in Study Abroad? Learn about our Ireland Study Abroad opportunities with a virtual information session, THURSDAY OCT 26 @ 3pm. The info session will be led by program managers from the Center for Celtic Studies and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Center for International Education.
Join with the link on our Study Abroad web page: https://uwm.edu/celtic-studies/certificate-program/study-abroad/
We are devastated to hear of the passing of a dear friend of UWM Celtic Studies, Dineen Grow. She was influential in developing Irish language learning and activities in Madison, and often taught at Irish Language Weekends here in Milwaukee and throughout the midwest. She will be greatly missed by the many, many people who had come to know her through her spectacular and dedicated work with the Irish language.
View Dineen Grow's obituary, contribute to their memorial, see their funeral service details, and more.
All language levels (including complete beginner) are welcome to the weekly Irish Language Table. Play
Our Fall Semester Kick-off Céilí was ar fheabhas!! Lán le daoine, ceol, agus craic! Lots of friends, music, fun, and of course- dancing! Thanks to Ceol Cairde for providing a concert and our excellent céilí music, Milwaukee Scottish Country Dancers for their dances and enthusiasm, Conchobhar Mac Giolla Bhríde for being our céilí caller, and CCS Director Andrew Kincaid our emcee. Maith sibh! See you at next fall's céilí, the last Wednesday of September, 2024.
It's a great time for Fall 2024 incoming freshmen to apply for scholarships! Students can complete the application in the Panther Scholarship Portal and find additional scholarship opportunities for their major. For more information: https://go.uwm.edu/47BQfPG
Happy first day of Fall 2023!
CCS is delighted to welcome Conchobhar Mac Giolla Bhríde to our UWM home, as our 2023-24 Fulbright/IIE FLTA. Conchobhar will be teaching all four semesters of Irish Gaelic as well as loaning his musical talents to us throughout the year. Fáilte go Milwaukee, a Chonchobhar!
We are very excited to kick off the year at CCS! Be on the lookout for upcoming fall events and opportunities.
CCS is seeking volunteers to help promote our courses and certificate program at the Wisconsin Highland Games, taking place Labor Day weekend at the Waukesha Expo Center. Rideshare can be arranged! If you would like to volunteer or would like to learn more, please email Tessa at [email protected]. Hope to see you there!
It's not too late to register for classes! See our fall course list here: https://uwm.edu/celtic-studies/certificate-program/upcoming-courses-offered/
On the website, you can also see what it takes to earn a Celtic Studies certificate at UWM by clicking 'Certificate Requirements' on the side bar.
Upcoming Courses Offered Summer 2023 CELTIC CoursesCourse CodeCourse Title and Section Details Summer 2023: Upcoming Courses in ProgramNo courses listed for this term. Fall 2023 CELTIC CoursesCourse CodeCourse Title and Section DetailsCELTIC 103First Semester Irish Gaelic CELTIC 133Celtic Crossings:...
Congratulations to our 2023 Celtic Studies Certificate graduates!
With a dinner at the County Clare Inn and a stellar performance by Áthas (alumni of Celtic Studies!), CCS celebrated the 2023 graduates of the Celtic Studies Certificate on Friday, May 5. After dinner, graduates were awarded their certificate and graduation cord. They were joined by the faculty boa...
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Cailín and Margaret will be giving a talk this afternoon as part of the UWM Women's & Gender Studies Spring 2023 Lunch & Learn Series. The title of the talk is "Women's Roles in Language Revitalization" and will involve a multi-continental discussion of Irish and Ojibwemowin (Ojibwe language) revitalization. Join via Teams at the link or QR code, or in person TODAY in Curtin Hall 535B.
The spring Lunch and Learn series schedule is available! Hope to see you there!
Tá Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia beagnach thart… what can you do keep progressing with the language?
We are delighted to have Jack Rider-McGovern from Lowell, Mass. volunteering with us at the moment — as part of his Thomas J. Watson Fellowship programme — and he has compiled this handy list of resources you can use to take the next steps learning Irish. Míle buíochas Jack!
Download 👉 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pIje8iT93Vi1iV8BsGPGqE_ReBG86win/view?usp=share_link
Interested in exploring all things international? Join Global Student Alliance. The first meeting is on March 28th at 7PM on zoom. Scan the QR code for more information.
Oideas Gael has been UWM Center for Celtic Studies destination for our annual July 3-week study abroad program since 2002. This Irish Independent article is a nice representation of the international appeal of Oideas Gael in Donegal but there is nothing like being there for yourself!
An Irish language course for adults in Co Donegal has welcomed hundreds of students through its doors over the years, including Mary McAleese and Leo Varadkar.
Just a few photos from Tionól Gaeilge 2023 (thanks, Dan!) and more to come.
Tionól Gaeilge 2023 is quickly approaching... March 3-5 (next weekend!) in Milwaukee. Registration is still open! More info and registration link here: https://uwm.edu/celtic-studies/tionol-gaeilge-2023-irish-language-immersion-weekend/
The Irish Cultural and Heritage Center is a premier venue in downtown Milwaukee for Irish activities, concerts, cultural events and more.
Ag Déanamh Crossóga Bhríde - Making St. Brigid's Crosses. You can make a St. Brigid's cross (traditionally made from rushes) from pipecleaners. Here's how!
Why do we make St. Brigid's Crosses on Lá Fhéile Bríde (St. Brigid's Day - February 1 - the first day of spring)? Find out the story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1qY0huxkLs&ab_channel=IrelandCalling
Interested in learning to speak Irish (Gaeilge)?
UWM Center for Celtic Studies annual Tionól Gaeilge (March 3-5 @ CelticMKE Center) is now OPEN FOR REGISTRATION. Full program available at the link below.
Scan the QR Code or click the link for more information and to sign up today!
Please join us for the Tionól Gaeilge 2023 event on March 3-5, 2023 in the CelticMKE Center, Wauwatosa, WI. Join this annual event that includes Irish language instruction, cultural activities, and craic.
The holiday spirit continues on Sunday, December 11th at 3:00pm with the reading of James Joyce’s famous short story The Dead. Set at a Christmas party in the home of the writer’s aunts, the story famously captures the hospitality of a Dublin Christmas in times past. Read by Milwaukee Irish Arts, this event is taking place in the Joyce Room at the County Clare on 1234 N Astor St. Celebrate the holiday season with a bit of Celtic flair!😀
Happy St. Andrew's Day! Also known as ‘the Feast of Saint Andrew’, St Andrew’s Day is a national holiday celebrated in Scotland, primarily with feasts, parades, and cèilidhs (traditional dancing). 🏴
It's a time to celebrate Scottish culture whilst commemorating Scotland's patron saint, St. Andrew (recognized as a patron saint back in 1320). It is also seen as marking the start of a season of Scottish winter festivals, which include St Andrew’s Day, Hogmanay and Burns Night. https://tinyurl.com/5etem2cv
On Wednesday, legislation which would make the Irish Language an official language of Northern Ireland passed through its final reading in the House of Commons. The historic legislation is a movement toward representation of Irish language and identity in the North. It will also allow the use of Irish in courts and see the appointment of Irish and Ulster Scots/Ulster British commissioners. Read more about the legislation, the long campaign for equal language rights, and what it means to Northern Ireland and beyond (BBC and Belfast Media linked below):
Wednesday saw Irish language legislation pass its third and final reading in the House of Commons. The legislation will allow for the official status of the Irish language in the North.
We are only a few days away from Samhain 2022 @ UWM!
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Associate Professor Andrew Kincaid, a member of the Celtic Studies faculty, receives a “Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award” this week at the annual UWM Awards ceremony. The award recognizes excellence in teaching at UWM.
Andrew, who teaches in the English department, offers a regular class on the Irish short story for our Celtic Studies students. This class explores the formal and thematic history of the short story genre in Ireland. Ireland has filled the canon with short story writers, from Oscar Wilde and James Joyce to Enda O’Brien, William Trevor, and Sally Rooney. Andrew enjoys teaching this class because of the key questions at the heart of it. What is a short story? Has Ireland produced so many famous short story writers on account of its oral storytelling traditions, or because of its ruptured and fragmented history?
Beyond the questions that drive his short story class, Andrew enjoys researching and teaching aspects of Irish culture because of the important issues that the country raises for a student. Such themes include partition, colonialism, emigration, language loss and renewal, globalization, and ecology.
To study Ireland, Andrew believes, is to learn not only about that country, but also about modern culture more broadly. One finds Ireland in the world, and the world in Ireland. Congratulations, Andrew!
Celtic Studies staff, students and sabbaticants ran and walked the Panther Prowl 5K as a rookie team - Gaeilgeoirí Gasta - on Saturday morning. Ba í Cailín an ball na foirne is gasta ann. Comhghairdeas! We'll see you back in the race next year!
Join CCS next Wednesday, Sept 28 for the 2022 Fall Semester Kick-Off Céilí! UWM Greene Hall @6:30 PM. This event is free and open to the public. See you there!
Sínigh suas agus bí ag rith mar chuid de na 'Gaeilgeoirí Gasta'. Bígí linn!
'Gaeilgeoirí Gasta' is the Center for Celtic Studies team at the 2022 UWM Panther Prowl 5K. Sign up now to be part of this fun and active way to support UWM scholarships! Follow this link to sign up as part of the Celtic Studies team: runsignup.com/celticstudies 🐾🏃♂️🚶♂️
Fáilte ar ais! Fall 2022 semester begins this week and we welcome all students back to campus! 🥳
Welcome Celtic Studies 2022-2023 FLTA - Irish Language Instructor, Cailín Nic an tSionnaigh. Fáilte go Milwaukee!
Some highlights (posted by Oideas Gael) from the 2022 Summer Study Abroad program for UWM Celtic Studies Students!🥰
THIS WEEKEND: Find UWM Center for Celtic Studies in the Irish Language Workshop Tent Fri - Sun @ Milwaukee Irish Fest
Full Digital Schedule here: https://irishfest.com/Festival/Schedule2022
Feicfidh muid ann sibh!
Dear friends of Celtic Studies,
Tomorrow at 4 PM at Greene Hall, UWM's Celtic Studies program will he holding a small ceremony to present certificates to our recent graduates. We would love it if you could attend. We will have snacks, and Leaky Bellows will provide traditional music.
Apologies for the late announcement, but the end of the semester has been hectic for us all. Socializing with you tomorrow would be wonderful. You're all most welcome.
When: Monday, May 16, 2022. 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Where: Greene Hall UWM (3347 N. Downer Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53211)
Who: All recipients of the UWM Celtic Studies Certificate from 2020, 2021, and 2022 and their families and friends.
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