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March 22, 2023
Luck of the Irish: Renovating and relocating the Irish Studies Program at Sacred Heart University

Every March 17th on St. Patrick’s Day, the entire world has the opportunity to celebrate the fun and festivities of the Irish culture. This March, Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT., also decided they needed to renovate and relocate their renowned and growing Irish Studies Program.

The program is an integral part of the University’s academic offerings focusing on the understanding and appreciation of Irish and Celtic culture, history, and language while providing students with a balance of study and experience. Because of the importance, a seamless transition to new space with minimal disruption was a necessity so the university reached out to the team at Meyer.

Meyer reworked what was formerly known as the “Resource Management Room” on the lower level of the Matura Library to allow for the space to house a collection of Irish archives. These irreplaceable documents and artifacts were provided to the program by the members of the Connecticut Irish American Historical Society, Irish Ethnic Heritage Center, and Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT.

The Meyer crews built and installed new shelving units, relocated all the materials, and helped organize and restructure the location. Both the professors and students now feel as though they have been touched with a bit of Irish luck now that they have an energetic and engaging new learning space.