Irish Culture at Aquinas

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Aquinas College loves Irish culture! We’ve embraced Irish culture - offering a study away experience in Tullycross Ireland since the early 70s. We’re the only college in Michigan to offer an Irish Studies minor, and in 2018, we added the only Michigan collegiate Irish Dance Club to offer scholarships to dance athletes.

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Outstanding Irish Studies Minor

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Thatched roof cottages in Tully Cross

45

Years Aquinas has studied away in Ireland

900+

AQ students and faculty have experienced Ireland

2019 Ireland Tully Cross Reunion and Dominican Pilgrimage Planning Questionnaire

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Visitors from Tully Cross, Ireland, visit Aquinas in Fall of 2018

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  • Dr. Kevin Heanue, Chairman of Connemara West
  • Tim Ramsay, Director of International Programs & Services
  • Dr. Kevin Quinn, President of Aquinas College
  • Ed Kettle,  Friends of Connemara
  • Hon. Brian O'Brien, Consul General of Ireland Midwestern US. 

Community Partners

Events

  • Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 4-5:30 pm: Irish Dance Workshop in the Irish Dance room, lower St. Joseph Hall. Faculty, staff and students all welcome.
  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 12-2pm: Irish Presentation and Dance Showcase in the Wege Loutit Room
  • Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 4-5:30 pm: Irish Dance Workshop in the Irish Dance room, lower St. Joseph Hall. Faculty, staff and students all welcome.
  • Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 4-5:30 pm: Irish Dance Workshop in the Irish Dance room, lower St. Joseph Hall. Faculty, staff and students all welcome.
  • Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 12-1 pm: Black Irish Presentation in the Wege Ballroom
  • Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 4-5:30 pm: Irish Dance Workshop in the Irish Dance room, lower St. Joseph Hall. Faculty, staff and students all welcome.
  • Saturday, March 9, 2019: Ireland Study Away Reunion at Quinn & Tuites http://www.quinnandtuites.com/
  • Saturday, March 16, 2019: 36th Annual Irish Jig
  • March 18-22, 2019: Irish week at Aquinas
  • March 17, 2019- St. Patrick's Day and 35th annual Irish Jig- more information 
  • Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 4-5:30 pm: Irish Dance Workshop in the Irish Dance room, lower St. Joseph Hall. Faculty, staff and students all welcome.