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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
  • Fenianism
  • Home Rule Movement
  • Land Question

Learning Outcomes: 

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

  • Outline 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.
  • Debate the legacy of relevant historical periods
  • Understand 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:                   January 2021 (Date to be advised)


How to Apply

Application for the course is made direct to the Institute.  Please click here to download an application form.


GMIT is planning for blended delivery to be a possibility for Semester II in this 2020-2021 academic year.  Lifelong learning programmes are planned with "remote delivery" of classes, and this will be done within existing blended programme delivery models and times. This will also allow for some level of classroom delivery if Covid-19 restrictions allow later the academic year. 

GMIT will continue to adhere to Government guidelines to ensure the safety of students, staff and the wider community.



Discipline: Tourism Hospitality and Heritage

Location: Mayo

NFQ Level: 6

Category: Single Subject


Dr Fiona White

Tel:  094 9043216