St. Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick’s Day, 17th March, is celebrated annually in the Department of Anglo-Irish Literature (currently The Department of English and American Studies), hosting a series of lectures and presentations promoting Irish literature and culture and the beauty of the Celtic myth.  For about 15 years now the event has been an occasion to discuss a variety of Ireland-related topics, including the history of Ireland, politics, literature, film, music and dance as well as Irish cuisine.

Saint Patrick’s Day brings together BA, MA, doctoral students, and faculty members who prepare papers and presentations related to the Irish themes. Combining education and entertainment, the event is popular with secondary school audiences from Lublin and the Lublin area.


On March 16, 2023, the most incredible St. Patrick's Day event took place at the Department of English and American Studies. It was a truly unforgettable experience filled with excitement, energy, and enthusiasm. The room was decorated with vibrant green decorations, and we could feel the festive spirit in the air.

The highlights of the event were undoubtedly the fantastic presentations about Irish legends, customs, and music. We were completely captivated by the fascinating stories and history of Ireland, and the presenters did an amazing job of bringing the culture to life. The high school students from High School no. 5 and High School no. 30 in Lublin were the real stars of the show, and their short sketch about the story of the Leprechaun had us in stitches!

Another highlight was the live Irish music. We were treated to an incredible concert featuring some of the greatest hits from U2, the Cranberries, and Ed Sheeran's Galway Girl. The performers were absolutely amazing, and the energy in the room was electric. If only there was more room, we would all start dancing!

The high school students who were born in Ireland and the US shared their personal experiences of St Patrick's Day in both countries, which was absolutely fascinating. We were also treated to some beautiful Irish poetry - in Irish, no less! It was truly a moving experience that left us with a deep appreciation for Irish culture and heritage.

We left the event feeling uplifted, energized, and inspired. It was an incredible celebration of St Patrick's Day that truly brought people together. We can't wait to keep this tradition alive and meet again next year for even more exciting festivities! 

Before we meet again next year, here is our photo album to remember this year's event and some great music from the High School Jam: Galway Girl, With or without you, Zombie and Sunday Bloody Sunday. Let's also enjoy some poetry in Irish.   





On 17th March 2022, the Department of English and American Studies at UMCS, in collaboration with the English Students’ Association team and with American Corner Lublin, celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with a series of lectures and presentations. The meeting began with a captivating lecture by Professor Irmina Wawrzyczek (UMCS), devoted to diverse aspects of cultural tourism on the Emerald Isle. There were fourteen multimedia presentations, prepared by the students and lecturers of the Department of English and American Studies, dealing with Irish history and culture, including literature and film. This year’s meeting continues a long tradition of celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at the Department. Although due to the current pandemic regulations St. Patrick’s Day was held online, its joyful spirit could be felt by the speakers and the audience alike.