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Short Courses

The Loyola Institute invites people who have a curiosity about theology and the big issues of life to attend our short courses. There are no exams and participants do not have any course work. All are welcome.

PJ Farrell

P J Farrell on attending Loyola Institute short courses:

“I am a retired person, having worked for over 30 years in a profession. We live in a wonderful mystery. I now have more time to explore it, within the Catholic tradition, with Loyola Institute in Trinity College. Loyola has, through its deeply knowledgeable and widely experienced people like Dr. Con Casey and the Director, Dr. Fáinche Ryan, opened up to me the meaning of this mystery. I am no academic but feel welcomed and supported by people who teach and speak from a lived experience that make matters of God contagious. That’s Loyola’s vocation.”

Short Course Brochure 2017-18

Our lectures are on varied themes and provide an enriching opportunity to explore important themes and today’s critical issues. These include:

  • The Making of Catholic Theology
  • The Book of Kells: A Theological Reading
  •  Jewish Origins and the Hebrew Bible
  • Ethics and Society in Catholic Traditions

(You can download our short courses brochure for 2017/2018 by clicking here.

Class Details (Draft 2017-18 Timetable)

All classes take place during the day. For exact times of particular modules please see our Draft Timetable or contact the Loyola Institute, contact details below.

Term Dates:

Michaelmas term (Autumn): Monday 25th September – Friday 15th December 2017.
Hilary term (Spring): Monday 15th January – Friday 6th April 2018.
Note, no lectures during reading weeks: 6th – 10th November 2017 and 26th February – 2nd March 2018.

Class Location:

All classes take place on the Trinity College Dublin campus, either here at the Loyola Institute in the ISE/Loyola Building or in lecture theatres nearby.

Cost and Application form

The cost per module is €150.
(A concession rate of €100 is available to second and third level students, unemployed persons, and those in receipt of a social welfare pension.)

To register please completed application form and send along with a cheque or money order made payable to: Trinity College number 1 account, for the attention of Executive Officer, Loyola Institute, Confederal School of Religions, Peace Studies and Theology, ISE/Loyola Building, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2.

Further Information

Executive Officer of the Loyola Institute, will be happy to answer any questions or queries you might have by e-mail: or by telephone (01) 8964790. .