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HIS21100 - Celtic Dawn to Celtic Tiger: A History of Ire. (Credit)*2017

History has shaped modern Irish life in ways that are many and complex. This course opens with an exploration of Irish culture and society in a new millennium. What is it about Ireland that is unique? And what is it, instead, that is part of a shared human experience that transcends borders, whether political or geographic? The course examines how millennia of history have shaped life on the island from the arrival of the first humans, through the Irish experience within the British Empire, and on to a partitioned island which is organized into two states: Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The course will also assess how Ireland has been shaped by emigration, by Famine, and by media, among other forces. Woven through the course will be an appraisal of continuity and change in political, social, economic and cultural dimensions of Irish history.

Dates Time Venue/Location Fee €
11 Sep 2017 to 27 Nov 2017 16:00 Belfield


Semester 1

Level 2

Lectures:  Mondays 16:00 - 18:00, beginning 11 September, 2017

Tutorials:  There are no tutorials for this module.


If you are taking this module for credit, please take note of the dates below:


Term dates for revision:  Saturday, 2 December - Sunday, 10 December

Term dates for exams:    Monday, 11 December - Friday, 22 December

Open Learning Fee (audit only) €350 per module

Open Learning Fee (with assessment) €500 per 5 credit module


Upgrading from audit to credit:  You may upgrade from being an audit student to a credit student up to three weeks into term.  Please note, however, that you can't change back to being an audit student - if you decide not to complete the assignments and/or sit the exams, this will appear on your academic record.


There are no concessions available for Open Learning modules.


Refunds may in some instances be available for extenuating circumstances, such as serious illness, within two weeks of the start of the module.  Requests for refunds must be submitted in writing, with supporting documents where appropriate.

Dr Mel Farrell