Gain an understanding of who we are as a people, and why we are the way we are.


We will trace the course of Irish history during the period of direct rule from London in the ‘long’ 19th century (1800-1923).  Conducted over an ten-week period it will encompass the main themes and events during the slow struggle for the return of some semblance of sovereignty and, ultimately, the attainment of political independence. In the first part of each session a general overview of a particular theme (Land, Home Rule) or a chronological period (1800-23) will be provided. This will then be followed by the close analysis of case studies and texts or documents.

Course Overview

What can you expect from this course?  Choose from among the following.  Homicide.  Adultery.  Mass murder.  Betrayal. Bankruptcy and ruin (mostly of the 19th century variety).  Inflated egos.  Some self-sacrifice and nobility but lots of corruption, deceit, incompetence, and a fair quota of violence as well.  Ireland under the Union wasn’t really a whole lot different from Ireland today.

You should also get a sense of who we are as a people, and why we are the way we are. We’ll be looking at Ireland from the perspective of the farmer, the shopkeeper, the housewife, the bailiff, the suffragette, as well as the politician and the policeman. From the bottom up as well as the top down.  You will get as many opportunities as you need to stop the train, get off, and take a look around. You will be encouraged to inquire ‘what if?’ and then answer your own question. Studying our history is important and it’s useful. But above all it must be fun.

Assessment

A pass grade on the written assignment will be required for awarding of the Diploma.

Course Content


Week 1 – In the Shadow of the Union

Week 2 – An Emancipated People?

Week 3 – Repeal

Week 4 – Famine 1819-1846

Week 5 – Famine and Rebellion

Week 6 – Fenianism and Irish political violence

Week 7 – Land and Politics

Week 8 – Home Rule and Parnellism

Week 9 – Constitutional Nationalism and slightly Constitutional Unionism

Week 10 – Endgame

Lecturer

...

Dr Myles Dungan

Myles Dungan is a broadcaster and journalist with more than forty years experience of working in Irish radio and TV, as a presenter and programme maker. He has, since 1980, presented Five Seven Live, Rattlebag, Today with Myles Dungan, The History Show and Prime Time on RTE Radio and TV. In 2012 he received a PhD in History from Trinity College, Dublin and has taught at undergraduate level and as an adjunct lecturer in the University of California, Berkeley, Trinity College, Dublin, University College, Dublin, the Dublin Institute of Technology as well as City Colleges.

He is the author of more than a dozen books on Irish and American History, including Irish Voices from the Great War and Conspiracy: Irish Political Trials. He is the recipient of two Fulbright Awards to the University of California, Berkeley as a researcher (2007) and a teacher (2011). He is also the recipient of numerous awards for his radio work, including a Jacob’s Award in 1988 for the 13-part radio documentary series, Vietnam. He is the programme director of the annual Hinterland Festival.

Why City Colleges

  • Courses for students who are passionate about their subject, delivered by leaders in their field.
  • Live lectures which are also streamed live on Moodle and recorded for review
  • City centre location in South Great George’s Street, convenient for bus, LUAS, DART
  • Southside Dublin, Ireland location
  • Study rooms and library in our City Centre location in Dublin, Ireland
  • Limited class size
  • Parking

Diploma in Irish History

Online Anytime – Enrol Now and Start Anytime

  • Placeholder

    Diploma in Irish History Online Anytime

    695.00

    Online Anytime Diploma in Irish History

    Enrol

Enrol Now

Select your Courses

Select the desired options and click the enrol button below when finished

Diploma in Irish History (Classroom)

Classroom Diploma in Irish History

tuesday

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Dr Myles Dungan

€995

Diploma in Irish History (Online)

Online Diploma in Irish History

tuesday

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Dr Myles Dungan

€895


MENU