Irish Gaelic


Since 1997, the University of St. Thomas has been teaching Irish Gaelic, the ancient and modern language of Ireland.  This is the only university in the region where students can take Irish Gaelic for three semesters to meet their foreign language requirement.  Many of our students have gone on to undergraduate and graduate programs at universities in Ireland.

Typically students take the first two semesters of Irish Gaelic at St. Thomas and then take the third semester as a summer course in an Irish Gaelic-speaking community on the west coast of Ireland.  For more details, check out

In recent years third and fourth semester courses have been available on campus thanks to generous grants from the Irish government.


Contact Information

If you have specific questions or would like further information, please contact:

Department of Modern and Classical Languages
Third Floor O'Shaughnessy Education Center 
2115 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105 

MCL Department Phone: (651) 962-5150