Irish Studies

The D’Arcy McGee Chair of Irish Studies was established at Saint Mary’s University by Dr. Cyril J. Byrne in the spring of 1986 to form a focal point for the study of all aspects of Irish and Irish-Canadian culture, particularly:

  • language
  • literature
  • history
  • political science
  • folklore

Saint Mary’s is the first University in Canada where you can complete an undergraduate degree in Irish Studies.