Irish Studies Centre

Founded in 1986, the Irish Studies Centre was the first of its kind in Britain. Its main purpose is the promotion of Irish Studies through teaching, research, archiving and community liaison. Our primary research focus is on migration and diaspora and, in particular, the Irish in Britain. We aim to increase the understanding and appreciation of the Irish contribution to all aspects of economic, cultural, political and social life in this country. 

Key activities include the curation and development of the Archive of the Irish in Britain, liaising with Irish community organisations in Britain, providing international links with Irish academics, researchers and politicians and the running of a number of annual events, including: the Irish Writers in London Summer School, the Irish in Britain Seminar Series and public lectures and debates.

The Irish Studies Centre celebrates its 30th anniversary in autumn 2016.

Dr Tony Murray
Director, Irish Studies Centre
London Metropolitan University 
166 – 220 Holloway Road 
N7 8DB
Tel 020 7133 2593 

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