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History 1 - Aspects of Irish History

Aspects of Irish History 1

5 Credit, Single Accredited Module, Level 6 - Semester II

Why Study?: 

The aim of this module is to provide a detailed synthesis of Ireland's history from 1780 to 1891.

The module will look at developments of the period in their social, cultural and economic contexts as well as in their political context.

Programme Modules: 

  • End of the 18th century and the birth of Modern Irish Politics 1790 1798
  • The Union 1799 1801
  • The Catholic Question, 1799 1829
  • The Orange Party, 1798 1853
  • The Famine
  • The Post Famine Years
  • Fenianism
  • Home Rule Movement
  • Parnell and the Land Question
  • Conservative Policy in Ireland
  • Ulster 1853 1886

Learning Outcomes: 

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to:

  • List and describe the main phases of Irish history from 1780 to 1891.
  • Discuss a wide range of human activities: social, economic, political, cultural, technological, religious and scientific, within the wider historical narrative.
  • Apply theory critically and examine history from different perspectives.
  • Conduct a debate among his/her peers about the legacy of relevant historical periods
  • Discuss the part played by past historical experience in the definition of heritage and identity in present day Ireland.

Other Essential Information: 

Duration:                      2hrs/week, 13 weeks

Time:                            7:00pm - 9:00pm / Tuesdays– Semester II

Start date:                    Tuesday 21st January 2020



Discipline: Tourism Hospitality and Heritage

Location: Mayo

NFQ Level: 6

Category: Single Subject


Dr Fiona White

Tel:  094 9043216