The Institute of Irish Studies celebrated its 50th birthday in March 2015.  It was the first of its kind to be established in the world.  Today it is one of the leading centres for research-led teaching in Irish Studies and is an internationally renowned centre of interdisciplinary Irish scholarship.

In the five decades since the Institute's first Director, Professor Estyn Evans, aimed to 'build a gateway to Irish Studies', the Institute has provided a home for researchers and students alike, making an enormous contribution to the interdisciplinary field. We now have over 60 faculty research associates working in Irish topics across multiple disciplines.

Our activities include:

We also disseminate information on Irish Studies related projects, events and conferences both at QUB and globally. Follow our Facebook feed (right) to keep up to date with what's happening in Irish Studies. We also welcome visiting researchers in Irish Studies from other institutions - contact the Director for more information.

Institute of Irish Studies
Queen's University Belfast
6-8 Fitzwilliam Street
Belfast BT71NN
Northern Ireland
Email: irish.studies@qub.ac.uk