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Welcome to TCD History

The Department offers evening & short courses, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in History. Committed to the pursuit of excellence in both research and teaching, students of all backgrounds and levels are welcome into a challenging but friendly environment in which experienced and committed teachers and supervisors will enrich your experience of studying the past.

For further enquires, you can visit in rooms 3118/3143 on the third level of the Arts Building (nearest access: Nassau Street Gate), Mondays to Fridays, from 10.30am to 12.30pm and again from 2.30pm to 4.30pm, or contact the department directly.


  • Find out more about what studying History at Trinity means. This video contains perspectives from current students, academics and alumni and shows how studying History at Trinity College Dublin really brings it to life.

  • Detail from an illustration by George Cruikshank with the caption, “Battle of Rofs, “Come on Boys, her mouth’s stopt.”
  • Ireland in Rebellion, 1782-1916

    This is a free 14 week online course about the making of modern Ireland looking at the period 1782 to 1916 and beyond. Beginning with the winning of legislative independence, and exploring the competing forces of constitutional nationalism and radicalism, it looks at the forces which led to the creation of the independent Irish state.
    The course is presented by Professor Patrick Geoghegan
    Course Handbook (PDF, 145kb)

News & Events

AwardsLouis Cullen, Professor Emeritus of History at Trinity College Dublin, has been awarded a gold medal by the Royal Irish Academy. The medals are given to individuals who have made a demonstrable and internationally recognised, outstanding scholarly contribution in their fields.

powerThe School of English and The School of Histories and Humanities in conjunction with the Library, Trinity College Dublin present
The Reformation at 500

The Long Room, The Library, Trinity College Dublin
February 1-28, 2017
Curated by Dr Graeme Murdock and Dr Mark Sweetnam

Thomas SmithThe Fifth Crusade in Context
The Crusading Movement in the Early Thirteenth Century

Edited by Dr Thomas Smith, Assistant Professor in Medieval History
Further Details

Last updated 3 February 2017 History (Email).