Ward Irish Music Archives to Host Conference: “Archiving Irish America”

The Ward Irish Music Archives, housed in the CelticMKE Center in Wauwatosa, will host Archiving Irish America: Music, Dance, and Culture April 11-14, 2024. The conference will feature keynote speakers Liz Carroll and Jean Butler. Guest registration begins on January… Read More

Tionól Gaeilge (Irish Language Immersion Weekend) 2024

Friday, March 1 2024 - Sunday, March 3 2024 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

CelticMKE Center, Wauwatosa

County Clare Inn, Milwaukee

Tionól Gaeilge 2024 Flyer with Date, Location, and QR code


View the full weekend schedule


Scenes from Tionól Gaeilge,  March 3-5, 2023


Information for Students

Tionól Gaeilge classes take place at the beautiful CelticMKE Center in Wauwatosa. Friday and Saturday evening activities take place in the Joyce Room at the County Clare Inn on the East Side. Rideshare is a useful option for students. The event is always free for UWM students, no matter if you are in Irish classes on campus or not.

If you are interested in Study Abroad, this is a great opportunity to learn some Irish before visiting a Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking region) in Ireland! It will prepare you for culture and language classes on the study abroad trip and put you in a competitive position for certain funding assistance.

Teachers are experienced, skilled, and FUN at every level!

Meet other learners at all skill levels. Last year’s event was attended by 56 guests from all levels of language skill, including many total beginners, and from all over the country. Come and find out about other opportunities to continue learning and practicing your Irish throughout the year in Milwaukee, Madison, Chicago, the Twin Cities, and coast-to-coast.


Douglas Hyde Lecture

The Douglas Hyde Lecture is an annual talk on an aspect of Irish language and its influence in history, economics, politics, diasporas, and anything else you can think of, hosted by the Center for Celtic Studies. It takes place as part of the Tionól Gaeilge weekend each year. This year’s speaker will be Chicago-based Vice Consul of Ireland Pádraig Manning. The talk will take place in hybrid format via Zoom at 12:30p CST on Saturday, March 2.

Join the Zoom call here: https://wisconsin-edu.zoom.us/j/98589146890


Why Irish?

Learn more about how to learn Irish at UWM, and about its educational, professional, and personal benefits!


Tionól Gaeilge: Irish Immersion Weekend and the annual Douglas Hyde Lecture are generously sponsored by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media in Ireland.

Celts on Campus 2024

Thursday, February 8 2024 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

UWM Student Union Concourse

Join the Center for Celtic Studies in celebrating Celtic culture. “Celts on Campus” will feature local organizations demonstrating music, dance, and sports originating from Celtic Nations. Other local organizations will share student scholarship opportunities. Learn more about the history and modern livelihood of Celtic culture in Milwaukee and in classes at UWM.

Organizations in attendance:
Milwaukee Scottish Country Dancers
Milwaukee Irish Dancers
Miltown Gaels GAA (Gaelic Football club)
Milwaukee Hurling Club
Milwaukee Currach Club (Rowing)
Shamrock Club of Wisconsin
Conradh na Gaeilge Milwaukee
Scottish Highland Games

and more!

Celtic Studies Semester-End Social Gathering

Friday, December 22 2023 8:30 pm

County Clare Irish Restaurant and Pub
1234 N Astor St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202

UWM students are invited to join CS faculty and staff at the County Clare Restaurant & Pub for an informal gathering on Friday, December 22nd. Socialize with other CS students and listen to some traditional Irish music. We have tables reserved for our students starting at 8:30 pm and the music session begins at 9. This is a time to meet fellow students, celebrate a hard-earned semester break, and visit one of Milwaukee’s local Irish music sessions.

Please note their food service closes at 8:30. If you are interested in eating dinner at the County Clare before this, you will have to make your own arrangements before our reservation.

Please RSVP here: https://forms.office.com/r/3ULhMc3ffS
(RSVP not necessary to attend, but will help us determine if we need to amend the reservation)

Hope to see you there!