Who we are and what we do

Kell_The Friends of Irish Studies in the West is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community organization established to unite those of Irish heritage and those with a love of Ireland to achieve the following goals:


  • Raise the funding necessary to grow and sustain the Irish Studies program at the University of Montana

  • Provide the community with public access to the visiting speakers, scholars, dancers and musicians who come to UM as part of the program

  • Sponsor evening classes for students and adults, immersion weeks, festivals, trips to Ireland, and other cultural events within the community and surrounding area.


Remember, Deadline to sign up for either of these events is April 18th!

Click here to download the Form for Southern Tour

Click here to download the Form for Northern Tour

Ultimate Ireland Tour 2014 Poster


 Click on the picture below to go to the official event page





To see a list of all events, click on the Events tab on the top of the page