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Spring 2018

Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 11:00am - 1:00pm

Celts on Campus
UWM Union Concourse

Stop in to campus on Tuesday, March 13 from 11:00am to 1:00pm for a bit of Celtic craic. Enjoy some Irish soda bread, sugar cookies, Celtic trivia, and we'll attempt to find an Irish version of your name!

Beglan Academy of Irish dance will stage a performance from 12:00pm - 12:30pm.

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Saint Patrick's Day Parade
Downtown Milwaukee

If you're downtown Saturday, March 10, look out for the CCS students toward the end of the Saint Patrick's day parade. Feel free to walk a block or two of the route with us, we'd love the company!

Saturday, March 3, 2018, 1:00pm

"The Development of Dance in Ireland: A National, Local and Transnational Story"
Celtic Milwaukee Center, 1532 N Wauwatosa Ave

Join us for a Douglas Hyde Lecture presentation and demonstration by Danielle Enblom on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 1:00pm at the Celtic Milwaukee Center in Wauwatosa.

Free and open to the public
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Friday-Sunday, March 2-4, 2018
Irish Language Immersion Weekend (Deireadh Seachtaine Gaeilge)
Celtic Milwaukee Center, 1532 N Wauwatosa Ave.

Join this annual event that includes Irish language instruction, cultural activities, and craic. Open to all, from the absolute beginner to the cainteoir líofa (fluent).

Free for pre-registered UWM students!
Tuition Fees: $75 for March 2-4 OR $50 for Saturday only

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Welcome to the CCS Spring 2018 semester.

We hope you can join us again in our courses and/or at some of the events.
Stop by at the Study Abroad Fair (Union Concourse): Wednesday, January 24, 9:00-2:00pm.
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Save time on your schedule to for our Irish Language Immersion weekend, March 2-4. More details on this later. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Fall 2017

Sunday, December 10, 2017, 3:00pm
Save the Date for James Joyce’s The Dead
County Clare, 1234 N Astor St

The holiday spirit continues on Sunday, December 10th at 3:00pm with the reading of James Joyce’s famous short story The Dead. Set at a Christmas party in the home of the writer’s aunts, the story famously captures the hospitality of a Dublin Christmas in times past. Read by Milwaukee Irish Arts, this event is taking place at the County Clare on 1234 N Astor St. Celebrate the holiday season with a bit of Celtic flair! This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, December 7, 2017, 7:30pm
‘Man of Aran’ with Live Musical Score
County Clare, 1234 N Astor St

Join CCS and Milwaukee Irish Arts Thursday, December 7th at 7:30pm at the County Clare in the Joyce Room for a screening of the classic film ‘Man of Aran’. Noted Irish Traditional musicians will accompany the film with a live score. This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7:00-8:30pm
Jim Rogers, University of St. Thomas
Edith S. Hefter Center, 3217 N. Lake Drive

Join us November 16 at 7:00 pm to hear James Rogers talk about his new book Irish American Autobiography: Divided Hearts. Jim Rogers is the director of the Center for Irish Studies at University of St Thomas in St Paul, Minnesota and has published widely on Irish American literature.

This most recent book is an engaging attempt to make sense of what “Irishness” means for those who have a foot in both Ireland and America­­–that personal dividedness which is at the root of the book’s subtitle

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 6:00-9:00pm
Samhain Celebration
Edith S. Hefter Center, 3217 N. Lake Drive

A Celtic Halloween celebration with live music, traditional refreshments, games, movie shorts and a presentation by Marguerite Helmers. Costumes encouraged and all are welcome.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 6:00–8:30pm
Fall Semester Kick-Off Céilí
Enjoy live music and folk dancing lessons by Ceol Cairde and the Scottish Dancers.
Refreshments will be served.
All are welcome. Bring a friend.
Greene Hall, UWM Campus
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Spring 2017

Friday, May 5, 2017, 6:30pm
2017 Certificate Awards Ceremony
Joshua Driscoll, PhD Student, Anthropology, UW-Milwaukee
"Alcohol in the Celtic Iron Age"
Edith S. Hefter Center, 3217 N. Lake Drive, Milwaukee

Music Provided by Áthas at 6:30pm. Light Refreshmant will be served. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 7:00pm
Dr. Brian Kennedy, Director, Toledo Art Museum
An Irish Caravaggio: The Discovery of 'The Taking of Christ'

Edith S. Hefter Center, 3217 N. Lake Drive, Milwaukee

Join us Tuesday evening, April 11, for an illustrated talk on an art history topic appropriate for Easter week: the discovery in Dublin of Caravaggio's 'The Taking of Christ'. This fascinating Irish story will be presented by Dr. Brian Kennedy, Director of the Toledo Art Museum, who was personally involved in the discovery of the extraordinary painting. This event is free and open to the public, so spread the word and bring a friend.

Sponsored by the William F. Vilas Trust and the Center for Celtic Studies

Saturday, March 4, 2017, 1:00
Douglas Hyde Memorial Lecture
Dr. Bridget English
'Wild Melancholy': Wake and Death Rituals in Irish Literature and Culture

Milwaukee Irish Fest Center, 1532 N. Wauwatosa Ave., Milwaukee

March 3-5, 2017
Deireadh Seachtaine Gaeile/Irish Language Emersion Weekend
Milwaukee Irish Fest Center, 1532 N. 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!

Free to UWM students
Weekend Tuition $75
Saturday only $50

Pre-registration required. Please Register Online

For more information email: or call 414-229-6520.

Monday, February 27, 2017
Brian O'Brien, Consul General of Ireland to Chicago will visit us on campus Monday, February 27.

Friday, February 24, 2017
Gaeltacht Summer Awards deadline February 24. Irish language students should contact Bairbre Ní Chiardha for more details.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Great Books Roundtable
Fourth Floor, Special Collections, Golda Meir Library, UWM Campus

Great Books Roundtable discuss Brian Friels's 1992 adaptation of Ivan Turgenev's 1855 play A month in the Country.

The Great Books Roundtable Discussions are sponsored by UWM's Certificate Program in the Study of the Liberal Arts through Great Books, and are hosted by the Special Collections Department at UWM's Golda Meir Library.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Saint Briget's Day, visit the Study Abroad Fair in the Union
UWM Union

Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 2:00 - 4:00pm
Open House
Merrill Hall G42 UWM Campuse

Meet and mingle with fellow students, learn about the Certificate in Celtic Studies, upcoming events, and study abroad opportunities.

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.