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Short-course - Hilary Term 2023

Book of Kells: The Book of Kells, one of the greatest treasures of Trinity College, is perhaps the most renowned illustrated manuscript of the early medieval period. This module, benefiting from several recent scholarly contributions, will enable the students to learn both the theology and the iconography of this wonderful manuscript. The module will also introduce the students to the world in which this manuscript was created, and to some other aspects of insular art. The module is designed to be accessible to students coming from all disciplines who have an interest in the Ireland of the early medieval world.

Lecturer: Prof. Fáinche Ryan

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

Fee: The fee 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.

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  • This course is suitable for all who have a curiosity about theology and the big issues of life, as well as those who may be considering undertaking further studies in theology. This is daytime courses and comprise two-hour lecture once a week (Mondays at 2 pm) for an eleven-week term starting 23rd January 2021. The classes take place on the Trinity College Dublin campus, School of Religion, Theology, and Peace Studies, ISE/Loyola Building or in lecture theatres nearby.

    These are non-assessed courses and do not have any course work or examinations.

    Further Information

    Contact the Undergraduate School Executive officer, who will be happy to answer any questions or queries you might have by e-mail: or by telephone (01) 8964790.