Irish Culture at Aquinas

Irish Culture at Aquinas

Aquinas College loves Irish culture! We’ve embraced Irish culture - offering a study away experience in Tullycross, Ireland, since the early 1970s. Aquinas is the only college in Michigan to offer an Irish Studies minor.


Outstanding Irish Studies Minor


Thatched roof cottages in Tully Cross


Years Aquinas has studied away in Ireland


AQ students and faculty have experienced Ireland

students standing by Irish poster


Students in Dr. Michelle DeRose's Literature of the Black and Green Atlantic course: Maggie Rose, Lauren Heyboer, and Alyssa Noch (pictured with Dr. Michelle DeRose).

AQ Delegation

Dr. Jennifer Dawson, Ireland faculty director 2020; Dr. Michelle DeRose, Ireland faculty director 2021 and coordinator of the Irish studies minor; Dr. Heather Kesselring-Quakenbush; and Tim Ramsay, former director of international programs visited the U.S. embassy in Dublin, Ireland.

Dr. Michelle DeRose, Ireland Faculty Director 2021 and Coordinator of the Irish Studies Minor, Dr. Heather Kesselring-Quakenbush, Associate Provost, and Tim Ramsay, Director of International Program

Community Partners