Irish Studies

In March of 2012, with the support of the Rochester-Waterford Sister Cities Golf Tournament Committee, St. John Fisher College established a new interdisciplinary Irish Studies Program in the School of Arts and Sciences that has begun offering students the opportunity to explore the literary, social, political, religious, and cultural traditions of Ireland’s past and present.

Program Benefits

  • Strengthen the ties between St. John Fisher College and the City of Waterford, Ireland (Rochester’s Sister City) as well as other cities in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
  • Expand students' knowledge of Ireland from a multidisciplinary perspective.
  • Promote the history and culture of Ireland, both of the past and present.
  • Foster scholarship in the field of Irish Studies.

Great Famine Monument

Irish Studies News


Lavery Library Host to “The Irish and the American Civil War” Exhibit, Opening Ceremony March 15


In commemoration of the American Civil War’s sesquicentennial and the ending of the War in April of 1865, Lavery Library and the College’s Irish Studies Program will honor the service of the Irish through an exhibit, “The Irish in the American Civil War,” now on display at the Library. An opening ceremony event will take place on Sunday, March 15, from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m., and it is free and open to the public. Read More


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