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.

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Irish Studies News


Irish Studies Program to Host Annual Lecture; Reflect on Dublin Lockout

Irish Studies Program to Host Annual Lecture; Reflect on Dublin Lockout


The St. John Fisher College Irish Studies Program and the Rochester chapter of the Irish-American Cultural Institute (IACI) will co-sponsor the annual Bob Kelly Memorial on Thursday, October 24, to mark the centennial of an event known as the Dublin Lockout. The event takes place at 7:00 p.m. in the Golisano Gateway Midlevel. Read More


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