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 70s. We’re the only college in Michigan to offer an Irish Studies minor, and in 2018, we added the only Michigan collegiate Irish Dance Club to offer scholarships to dance athletes.

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Outstanding Irish Studies Minor

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Thatched roof cottages in Tully Cross

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Years Aquinas has studied away in Ireland

900+

AQ students and faculty have experienced Ireland

group of 5 men at table signing something

Visitors from Tully Cross, Ireland, visit Aquinas in Fall of 2018

Pictured: Bottom Right to Bottom Left

  • Dr. Kevin Heanue, Chairman of Connemara West
  • Tim Ramsay, Director of International Programs & Services
  • Dr. Kevin Quinn, President of Aquinas College
  • Ed Kettle,  Friends of Connemara
  • Hon. Brian O'Brien, Consul General of Ireland Midwestern US. 

Irish Dance Team

Pictured: Top Left Clockwise

Neil Harold, Danielle Porter, Jacob Faxlanger, Bridget Baehl, Margaret Rose, Madalyn Warren, and Anna Rose

students wearing AQ Irish tshirts

Community Partners

Events

  • Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 4-5:30 pm: Irish Dance Workshop in the Irish Dance room, lower St. Joseph Hall. Faculty, staff and students all welcome.
  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 12-2pm: Irish Presentation and Dance Showcase in the Wege Loutit Room
  • Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 4-5:30 pm: Irish Dance Workshop in the Irish Dance room, lower St. Joseph Hall. Faculty, staff and students all welcome.
  • Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 4-5:30 pm: Irish Dance Workshop in the Irish Dance room, lower St. Joseph Hall. Faculty, staff and students all welcome.
  • Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 12-1 pm: The Black and Green Atlantic  Presentation by AQ Irish Studies students in the Wege Ballroom
  • Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 4-5:30 pm: Irish Dance Workshop in the Irish Dance room, lower St. Joseph Hall. Faculty, staff and students all welcome.
  • Saturday, March 9, 2019: Ireland Study Away Reunion at Quinn & Tuites from 3pm-7pm. Information will be made available soon   http://www.quinnandtuites.com/
  • Saturday, March 16, 2019: Grand Rapids St. Patrick's Parade 
  • March 17-22, 2019: Aquinas College Celebration of St. Patrick
  • March 17, 2019- St. Patrick's Day and 35th annual Irish Jig- more information 
  • Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 4-5:30 pm: Irish Dance Workshop in the Irish Dance room, lower St. Joseph Hall. Faculty, staff and students all welcome.