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Local Events of Interest

Fall 2016

Friday, November 18, 2016, 7:00pm
The Chuck Ward Memorial Lecture
Dr. Alison Donnelly, Geography, UW-Milwaukee
"Climate Change and the Irish Landscape"
Michael Joyce Room, County Clare Irish Inn
1234 N. Astor St, Milwaukee

Sponsored by the Center for Celtic Studies and MKE Celtic

Monday, October 31, 2016, 6:00-9:00pm
Samhain - Taaseong Celebration
Edith S. Hefter Center, 3217 N. Lake Drive

A Celtic/Anishinaabe Halloween celebration with music, traditional refreshments, games, scary stories, and singing from the Celtic and Anishinaabe traditions. Costumes encouraged and all are welcome.

Sponsored by the Center for Celtic Studies, Electa Quinney Institute for American Indian Education, and UWM Year of the Humanities

Friday, September 30, 2016, 5:30pm
Opening - Tracing the Táin
Featuring the Art of Coreé Coppinger
Sept 30 - November 11, 2016
Irish Cultural and Heritage Center of Wisconsin, 2133 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee,WI

Presented by the Center for Celtic Studies at the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center of Wisconsin, 2133 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee,WI.

Coreé Coppinger, an international award winning photographer/artist, Irish language/history student, creates an impressionistic/abstract portrayal of the battles, the magic and events revolving around Cúchulainn, the hero, in the epic tale, the Táin, An Táin Bó Cuailnge, (The Cattle Raid of Cooley), in Ulster cycle of Irish Mythology.

Bí linn-join us for the craic!

Wendesday, September 28, 2016, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Fall Semester Kick-off Céílí
Greene Hall, UW-Milwaukee Campus

Performances by Ceol Caírde, Julie Clark, and Scottish Dancers, Refeshments served.

Thursday, September 8, 2016, 9:00am - 2:0pm
Study Abroad in Fair
Union Concourse, UW-Milwaukee Campus

Study Abroad Fair at the Union Concourse, Thursday, September 8th, from 9-2. Program leaders and financial aid representatives will be available to answer any questions you might have on the semester-long Spring 2017 Colmcille program.

Wendesday, September 7, 2016, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
CCS Open Day
Merrill Hall, G42, UW-Milwaukee Campus

Come and learn about our courses in the Irish Language, the Certificate in Celtic Studies, Study Abroad in Ireland opportunities and some of our upcoming events.

Spring 2016

Friday, May 6, 2016, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Center for Celtic Studies Certificate Ceremony
Dr. Mary Trotter, English, UW-Madison
"Constance Markievicz's 'Nationalist Drag': Making a Space for Women in Ireland's Theatrical and Political Stages"

Music will be provided by Áthas, and light refreshments will be served.

Hefter Center, 3271 N. Lake Drive
Free and Open to the Public

Thursday, April 7, 2016
Nina S. McConigley
Hefter Center, 3271 N. Lake Drive, Milwaukee

Born in Singapore and raised in Wyoming, Nina McConigley has won multiple literary awards and has authored works such as Cowboys and East Indians and Owen Wister Considered. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Houston and an MA in English from the University of Wyoming where she currently teaches writing.

March 4-6, 2016
Deireadh Seachtaine Gaeile/Irish Language Weekend
Milwaukee Irish Fest Center, 1532 Wauwatosa Ave., Milwaukee

Fáilte and welcome back to the Spring Semester. What better way to dive back in than immersing yourself in Gaeilge? The Center for Celtic Studies' Irish Language Weekend is just around the corner at the beginning of March, and it is a wonderful opportunity to connect with other students and speakers of Irish. Lessons are available for everyone from complete beginners to advanced learners in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. The Siopa Gaeilge will also be present and filled with Irish language books and media. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

Weekend Tuition $75
Saturday only $50
Free to UWM students
Pre-registration required. For more information email: or call 414-229-6520.

Please Register Online