This module deals with what has traditionally been known as Ireland’s 'Golden Age'. Having begun with a brief introduction to prehistoric Ireland, it covers in more detail the period from the arrival of Christianity in the fifth century to the eve of the first Viking attacks at the end of the eighth.
The focus is wide-ranging, from early Irish politics and the emergence of a high-kingship to St Patrick and the impact of Christianisation, from Brehon law and the bonds of society to the study of landscape and settlement and early Irish farming, and from Hiberno-Latin and Gaelic literature to the visual art that culminated in the creation of the greatest masterpiece of the Golden Age, the Book of Kells.
Date, Time and Place
This lecture-only module comprises of one lecture per week over one term commencing in September 2023.
Please check the School of Histories and Humanities website for updates on this course at: www.histories-humanities.tcd.ie/shortcourses/
€85 full rate, €60 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: www.histories-humanities.tcd.ie/shortcourses
You may apply online or by telephone as follows:
Online: Register and pay by credit/debit card online after enrolments open at: www.histories-humanities.tcd.ie/shortcourses
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.
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