Who we are and what we do
he Friends of Irish Studies in the West is a 501c3 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.