Detailed Information

HIS10320 - Union to Bailout: Imagining Modern Ire, 1800 on (Audit) 2016

This course takes students through two centuries of modern Irish history, examining key events, themes and milestones from the Act of Union between Britain and Ireland in 1800 to the collapse of the Irish economy in the early twenty-first century. It covers political, social, economic and cultural dimensions of Irish history during tumultuous times, the experience of Anglo-Irish relations, Catholic emancipation, famine, the evolution of Irish nationalism and unionism, the land war, the revolutionary upheavals of the early twentieth century, the impact of partition, the quest for sovereignty in the Free State, the experience of life in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, and continuity and change in the latter part of the twentieth century.

Dates Schedule Time Venue/Location Fee €
25 Jan 2017 to 26 Apr 2017 Sessions: 12
Lectures: Wednesdays 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Tutorials to be selected
14:00 Belfield


Semester 2
Level 1

Lectures:  Wednesdays 2:00 - 3:00 pm beginning January 25

Tutorials: To be selected



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


Term dates for study/revision:  

Monday 13 March to Saturday 25 March, 2017

Saturday 29 April to Saturday 6 May, 2017


Term dates for exams:                 

Monday 8 May to Saturday 20 May, 2017

Open Learning Fee (audit only) €325 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 Susannah Riordan