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Making and Meaning in Irish Art

The lecture-only module is designed as an introduction to Irish visual culture dating from pre-history to the end of the twentieth century. Lectures will include the identification of key works form Irish art and architecture, addressing fine, applied and popular art forms. Throughout the module, Irish visual culture will be discussed within its artistic, social and cultural contexts and will be cognisant of its place within a broader European perspective.


Academic staff from the Department of History of Art

How to apply

The closing date for online and postal applications in Friday 16th September for the September term and Friday 13th January for the January term. You may register and pay by credit/laser card online at after 16th August or you can download an application form and send it with a cheque/money order made payable to Trinity College Dublin number 1 account to: Dr Patricia Stapleton, Evening and Short Courses administrator, School of Histories and Humanities, Room 3141, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Dublin 2. Applications may be made in person in Room 3141, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin between 16th and 27th August from 2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. or by appointment.


EUR 150 for the full year or EUR 85 per term/ Concession: EUR 75 for the full year or EUR 45 per term. The concession rate is available to second and third level students and people whose primary source of income is social welfare, health board or a government-sponsored employment scheme.

Time and place

This is a daytime course. Please check our website: after 16 August for update or text 'INFO' to 087 2572016.


This lecture-only module comprises one lecture per week over two twelve-week terms commencing Monday 26 September 2016, and recommencing Monday 16 January 2017. There is a one week break in each term (7 - 11 November 2016 and 27 February – 3 March 2017) when no lectures will take place.