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Understanding Dublin: Past, Place and People

This weekly series of lectures will explore the rich, cultural heritage of Dublin from its origins as a medieval city to its emergence as a modern European Capital. Each week the lecturers, all experts in their fields, will explore the city’s unique past, examine the magnificence of its art and architecture, discuss its profusion of literature and talk about some of the exceptional people who have made the city what it is today. There will be an opportunity for discussion after each lecture and a small list of recommended reading will be circulated for each session.


€180 for the course or €100 per term *Concession €90 for the course or €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

DAY-TIME COURSE: Time and venue to be confirmed, please check our website after 16 August 2016 for update or text ‘INFO’ followed by your name and address to 087 257 2016.


This lecture-only module comprises one lectures per week over two eight-week terms commencing Monday 3 October 2016 and Monday 30 January 2017. There is a one week break (7 - 11 November 2016) when no lectures will take place.