Diploma in Irish History with Myles Dungan

All Day Event: Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:00 am
City Colleges' offers a Diploma in Irish History course with Myles Dungan. The next course will start on 31 January 2013, and lectures will take place once per week, on Thursday evenings, from 6.30 to 9.30 pm over 10 weeks. This course is also offered online.

In this course students will get a sense of who we are as a people, and why we are the way we are. We’ll be looking at Ireland from the perspective of the farmer, the shopkeeper, the housewife, the bailiff, the suffragette, as well as the politician and the policeman. From the bottom up as well as the top down. Students will be encouraged to inquire ‘what if?’. Studying our history is important and it’s useful. But above all it must be fun.

The topics covered are:
Week 1 – In the Shadow of the Union
Week 2 - An Emancipated People?
Week 3 - Repeal
Week 4 - Famine 1819-1846
Week 5 - Famine and Rebellion
Week 6 - Fenianism and Irish political violence
Week 7 - Land and Politics
Week 8 - Home Rule and Parnellism
Week 9 - Constitutional Nationalism and slightly Constitutional Unionism
Week 10 – Endgame

To view clip of Myles Dungan with a brief outline of the course, the link is:

Course Lecturer:
Dr Myles Dungan, a frontline RTE presenter, has hosted current affairs, arts and sports programmes on both radio and television for more than two decades. A Fulbright scholar, educated at UCD and the University of California, Berkeley, he is the author of 11 books, including works on the Irish in America, the Great War, the Irish Crown jewels and golf. He is the author of two plays and the presenter of The History Show on RTE Radio 1. One of his best-known works, How The Irish Won The West, has been re-published in America.He has also toured, in the company of Celtic Tenor Matthew Gilsenan, a musical theatre show, The Fighting Irish, telling the story of the many thousands of Irishmen who’ve fought in American armies.

The full course information is available through: ... es-dungan/

If you would like to receive more information on the course please contact City Colleges on +353 1 4160034 or

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