Irish Family History: Intermediate Level



You must have completed the introduction module (Introduction to Irish Family History) to enroll in this course.

Building on the theoretical foundations of the first year, participants move into experiential learning with the option of project work. We explore the Irish diaspora in all its aspects (military, mercantile, civilian, political, criminal exiles and convicts, adventurers, orphans, and more), assessing where they went and what sources survive (in both Irish and overseas archives).

In term two we will turn a spotlight on demographic groups that are more challenging to trace: finding women in the sources; researching Irish Travellers before 1950; and children in care from the 1840s to 1952. There will be a continuing emphasis on the appropriate methodology to use in family and social history, for a successful research outcome.

This course does not include access to a computer. Participants must have access to their own computers at home for follow-up clinics and individual research.

Date, Time and Place

This module comprises of one lecture per week for eight weeks, spread across two terms (16 lectures in total). The course commences in September 2024, pauses over the Christmas and New Year period, and resumes in January 2025. There is also a one-week break in each term (October and March) when no lectures take place.

Classes will run on Tuesdays between 6pm-7pm. This course is taught in-person on the Trinity campus and will also be livestreamed. Lectures will not be recorded.

Please check the School of Histories and Humanities website for updates on this course at:

Course Fees

One term: €150 full rate, €90 concession rate.

Two terms: €275 full rate, €150 concession rate.

The concession rate is available to all those retired, over 65s, and those on a government pension / payment plan and the unwaged, including second- and third-level students.


Please check our website in August for updates on enrolment and term dates at:

You may apply online or by telephone as follows:

Online: Register and pay by credit/debit card online after enrolments open at:

By telephone: Text ‘APPLY FOR COURSE’ to +353 (0)87 2572015 and you will receive a call back confirming your registration. The phone will be busy during the application period so responses may be delayed. Please do not call to enroll for this course.

Get in Touch

Telephone Number

+353 (0)1 8968589 or TEXT 087 257 2015