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Free online course on Irish history – great opportunity to learn about your ancestors

Anyone interested in improving their knowledge of Irish history has been given a golden opportunity by

They are offering a free online course about the lives of Irish people during one of the most significant periods in the country’s history.

‘Irish Lives in War and Revolution: Exploring Ireland’s History 1912-1923’ will explore the lives of Irish civilians from all walks of life and see how the numerous conflicts during the period affected them and their families.

New free online course in Irish history from Trinity College

The course is now accepting registrations form people to declare their interest in taking part.

It lasts six weeks and students are advised they should spend roughly five hours per week reading through the historical source materials, engaging with each other, and completing the relative tasks.

The eleven years covered in the course saw numerous conflicts in Ireland. The Dublin Lockout, Easter Rising, War of Independence and Civil War are all covered. There were also thousands of Irish soldiers fighting in the First World War during.

The Future Learn course will not only cover the major figures involved in these key events. It will also delve deeper into the Irish communities, and investigate how these events affected the lives of civilians.

Parents worried about their sons and daughters in a country bubbling up with revolution. Families torn apart by political differences, and of course the mourning of loved ones lost on the battlefield.

The course is a fantastic opportunity for people interested in understanding their own Irish heritage. Many people from the early 20th century went on to emigrate from Ireland to countries all around the world. This course could help their relatives understand the decisions they made to leave Ireland.

Many people with Irish genealogy have taken steps to research their family tree in the past few years, since the emergence of the internet.

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Online courses are incredibly flexible and allow students to learn at their own pace and in their own time. The duration is not too daunting at just six weeks and the course tutors recommend only a five hour per week commitment. And of course, it is totally free.

Visit to register your interest in the course.


52 thoughts on “Free online course on Irish history – great opportunity to learn about your ancestors

  1. Joyce Logan-Wilson

    I would be very interested in this course

    01/08/2015 at 10:31 pm
  2. William Brazill

    a welcome opportunity

    01/08/2015 at 9:31 pm
  3. Maureen Kelledy-Murraay

    Would be interested in taking this course.

    01/08/2015 at 8:56 pm
  4. Maureen Collins Auterio

    would love to take part in this course.

    01/08/2015 at 7:30 pm
  5. Mary Sullivan

    I am interested in this class.

    01/08/2015 at 5:15 am
  6. Mary nolan

    I would love to know more about Irish history.please let me know what I have to do to enroll and when does it start.

    28/07/2015 at 8:03 am
  7. Mary Birt

    I would be interested in taking this free course

    27/07/2015 at 12:30 pm
  8. Rosemary O'Hanrahan

    Look forward to refreshing my Irish History

    27/07/2015 at 7:51 am
  9. Betty Gadd

    i would like to take the course Free Irish History from Trinity college Dublin on line. I am trying to find my ancestors on my mothers side who may have came from Ireland.
    Please let me know how and when to sign up.
    Thank you

    27/07/2015 at 7:17 am
  10. Michele

    Is the history course ready for signing up or still taking names of those interesed? Comments have confused me. I signed up expressing interest and don’t want to miss registering. Thank You

    27/07/2015 at 12:11 am
  11. Denise o sullivan

    Would love to do this course x

    26/07/2015 at 10:02 pm
  12. Patricia White

    Yes please, I believe I have already signed up for this, can you confirm?

    22/07/2015 at 5:23 pm
  13. Kathleen

    I signed up for the last class but didn’t finish it. (I have all the downloads)

    Can I re-apply to take the class?

    Thank you

    19/07/2015 at 10:32 pm
  14. Aine Shiell

    Would love to join

    19/07/2015 at 9:39 pm
  15. rosaleen

    I am really interested in this course how do I apply?

    Thank you

    19/07/2015 at 9:36 pm
  16. Micheal O'Floinn

    Sounds wonderful. I’d like to check it out.

    19/07/2015 at 8:18 pm
  17. Samantha Byrne

    I loved history in school. I would be in my element doing this course

    19/07/2015 at 6:27 pm
  18. Rhona walsh

    i would like to enroll for this course

    19/07/2015 at 5:10 pm
  19. Josephine Williamson

    I would love to do this

    19/07/2015 at 5:08 pm
  20. Kelly Smith Mare

    I am so excited to have this opportunity!

    19/07/2015 at 4:57 pm
  21. Jennifer davis

    I would like to participate

    18/07/2015 at 1:22 pm
  22. Cathy

    Sounds interesting

    18/07/2015 at 10:29 am
  23. Lydia Gillen

    I wish to take part in this six week history course

    18/07/2015 at 10:04 am
  24. Kathleen zaser

    I would love to learn more about irish history

    18/07/2015 at 5:42 am
  25. Pat Varey

    Would absolutely love to be part of this

    18/07/2015 at 4:57 am
  26. Marea Lanham

    I am interested in doing the course. My ancestors had all left Ireland before this period but it interests me greatly. I would love to know more about it.

    18/07/2015 at 3:15 am
  27. karen allen

    Love to learn about my Irish Heritage!

    18/07/2015 at 3:04 am
  28. Sharon Tyndall

    Lately I have wanted to know more about our history and this looks like a fantastic opportunity to learn more about it.

    18/07/2015 at 2:39 am
  29. I would be very interested in learning about my Irish ancestry in a formal setting.

    18/07/2015 at 12:13 am
  30. Jenny Daugherty

    Have been to Ireland twice in the past 9 years. It felt as though I had come home. I would love to take the Irish History class online.

    17/07/2015 at 9:06 pm
  31. Padraig McGovern

    I would love to take this course, deeply interested in learning more about this period in Irish History and maybe unlearn some of the Half-truths and urban myths thought in my school.

    17/07/2015 at 8:58 pm
  32. Lucia Ashe

    I woud love to take this course, left dublin over 20 years ago , now living in America

    17/07/2015 at 5:55 pm
  33. Fairlie Gordon

    I would like to take part in this course

    17/07/2015 at 1:39 pm
  34. Felise

    Interested in doing your course. Thanks

    17/07/2015 at 11:11 am
  35. brenda Falconer

    I would be very interested in doing this course thank you.

    17/07/2015 at 10:47 am
  36. Love to do this course

    17/07/2015 at 10:42 am
  37. Thel Pryce

    I should like to apply for enrollment in this amazing programme. Thank you.

    17/07/2015 at 2:57 am
  38. marie ogrady

    just returned from awesome trip to Dublin & Gallway..was inspired to dig deeper into all things Irish and this course seems made to order.

    17/07/2015 at 2:55 am
  39. Heather Lapierre

    I would love to take this course. So much I don’t know and it is so hard to trace my ancestors beyond the mid 1800’s.

    17/07/2015 at 2:47 am
  40. Donna Marcolini

    Married Italian Irish by birth I would love to take this course

    17/07/2015 at 1:53 am
  41. Carol Vercoe

    Love to do the Free Irish history course.

    17/07/2015 at 1:42 am
  42. jack

    love Irish history my grandparentscame from Cavan & fermanah

    17/07/2015 at 12:36 am
  43. Michael Kelly

    Yea im interested.

    16/07/2015 at 11:15 pm
  44. Ann Doyle

    looking forward to starting

    16/07/2015 at 10:14 pm
  45. Orla Woods

    Would love to do it are assignments involved

    16/07/2015 at 7:56 pm
  46. S.F. Murphy

    I would love to take this course, I signed up for the last one but due to a sudden situation, I was unable to participate. Please let me know when it starts.

    16/07/2015 at 7:38 pm
  47. heiranne kernan

    I would so love this. I am disabled now, very bored.and very little income. A dream come true for me.

    16/07/2015 at 1:59 pm
  48. C smith

    Would love to do it. Thanks.

    16/07/2015 at 12:49 pm
  49. I’m interested in Irish history and this is a great opportunity to learn more.

    16/07/2015 at 8:39 am
  50. Scott McNulty

    have M.A. From Providence College….U.S. major…European minor.

    16/07/2015 at 3:58 am
  51. Anna McCarthy

    I am interested in doing this course could you advise me when it will be starting.
    Are there any exams involved, I am in my fifties & never done anything like this before.

    15/07/2015 at 4:55 pm
  52. Irvin A. Osborne

    I would love to take this free coure on Irish history.

    15/07/2015 at 4:48 pm

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