The Irish Itinerary


For Further information please contact us:



Phone: 0032-16-310-433



The Leuven Centre for Irish Studies (LCIS), officially launched on the 22nd of March 2010, is a multi- and interdisciplinary research centre of the Humanities and Social Sciences of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. It is the result of close cooperation between the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and the Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe.



Our Aims and Objectives


The Centre has three objectives: first, to stimulate cooperation between researchers from Irish universities and from the Association of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven; second, to conduct research in the traditional fields of Irish Studies as well as in research areas related to the Irish context; and finally, to promote cultural events in cooperation with the Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe.


Three research areas can be distinguished within the Leuven Centre for Irish Studies:


1) Literature, History, Theology, Philosophy and Fine Arts


2) Peace and Transformative Growth


3) Economics, Business, Law, Innovation and Valorization


In these activities the Centre also supports the European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies (EFACIS).

The Leuven Centre for Irish Studies is located in the historic Irish College in Leuven.

We welcome you to visit our research centre, to contact us for cooperation in research and to attend our academic events.


Faces of the Irish Itinerary

Circuit List 2013

  • Sweden- Norway
  • France - Belgium - the Netherlands
  • Czech Republic - Austria - Hungary
  • Italy - Spain - Portugal
  • United Kingdom


Centre List


  • Stockholm - Gothenburg - Dalarna - Agder
  • Paris - Rennes - Lille - Leuven - Nijmegen
  • Prague - Vienna - Pécs - Debrecen
  • Trieste - A Coruña - Braga
  • Aberdeen - Liverpool - London