About Friends of Irish Studies

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 the University of Montana 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.