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Short-course - Hilary Term 2023

Book of Kells:The Book of Kells, one of the greatest treasures of Trinity College Dublin, is perhaps the most renowned illustrated manuscript of the early medieval period. In studying this module, the students will learn the theology and the iconography of this wonderful manuscript.

The module will also introduce 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 in College who have an interest in the Ireland of the early medieval world. This course is also available for auditing by those who are not students of Trinity College. It is suitable for all who have a curiosity about theology, about the early Irish Church, as well as those who may be considering undertaking further studies in theology.

This is a daytime course and comprises of a two-hour lecture once a week (Mondays at 2 pm) for an eleven-week term starting 23rd January 2023. There is no assessment for those who attend as auditors. The classes take place on the Trinity College Dublin campus, School of Religion, Theology, and Peace Studies, ISE-LI Building, Room G16.

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

Further Information

There are further offerings from the School of Religion, Theology, and Peace Studies for Extramural Students which can be reviewed via the following link. Please note that these are non-assessed courses and do not have any course work or examinations.

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.