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List of Helpful Links to Support Learning at Home

11 May 2020

We have compiled a list of links to helpful online learning resources from libraries, archives, galleries, museums and other ogranisations across the globe. Check it out, and let us know about others to add at

Lifelong Learning


A Resource Hub by national adult learning agency to other various free online learning resources and help


Learn a language for free. Whether you're looking to learn Spanish or Klingon, Duolingo is a fun and effective tool for learning a new language.

Mooc List 

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are free online courses available for anyone to enroll. MOOCs provide an affordable and flexible way to learn new skills, advance your career and deliver quality educational experiences at scale. 


Free online courses

Future Learn

Free online courses 

 Museums and Galleries

Victoria & Albert Museum 

From Ancient Chinese Ceramics to Alexander McQueen- take an online journey through 5,000 years of human creativity. 

Irish Museum of Modern Art 

IMMA's permanent collection in an online format 

The Model, Sligo

During the current closure, the Model in Sligo are running an innovative new project online, 'Inside Out', where people of all ages can learn more about art and artists from their homes.


Discover inspiring cultural heritage from European museums, galleries, libraries, and archives 

Discovery Programme 

The Discovery Programme’s mission is to explore Ireland’s past and its cultural heritage by conducting advanced research in Irish archaeology and related disciplines and by disseminating its findings widely to the global community. 

National Print Museum 

Online exhibition to promote a greater understanding of the historical significance and the contemporary relevance of printing in Ireland by exploring its heritage, craft, and technology. 


An online exhibition exploring the architecture of Ireland 

Bright Sparks Creative Bursts

If you are at home with children, MoLI, in partnership with children's author Sarah Webb, have created this fantastic resource to inspire writing through games and prompts. 

Chester Beatty

Visit Chester Beatty online for a wealth of art, activities and fun thing for you and children too


New York Metropolitan Opera 

The New York Metropolitan Opera has Free streams. Each night at 19:30 pm EST (23:30 GMT) an opera will be shown and will be available for 20 hours. 

Royal Opera House 

The Royal Opera House, London, will also broadcast a number of performances for free


Books, Libraries, Archives




Borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks free from your library using BorrowBox.

Library of Congress

Online resources from the Library of Congress, the United States' oldest federal cultural institution, serving as the research arm of Congress.

National Archives

The National Archives hold and secure the preservation of records of the Irish State and are available online.

Royal Irish Academy

Irish Script on Screen is a project which was initiated by the School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, in 1999. The aim of the project is to make Irish manuscripts available on the web for the purposes of information and research.

Royal Irish Academy
Irish History Online

Irish History Online is the national bibliography of Irish history. It is part of a European network of national historical bibliographies from fourteen countries. Irish History Online is an authoritative listing (in progress) of what has been written about Irish history from earliest times to the present


Bookshare Ireland is the largest accessible digital library in the country, available for all people with sight loss and print disabilities 

Libraries Ireland 

Membership of all public libraries is free for everyone. You can join at any age and use all of the library services. 

Press Reader 

You can read newspapers by accessing PressReader through your browser or by downloading the PressReader app for apple or android devices. 

History Ireland

History Ireland’s online archive gives free access to all but the last 6 issues and contains most of the last 27 years of articles. 


Online access to material from the National Folklore Collection

YouTube Channels



National Theatre UK

Every Thursday at 7pm, the best British theatre, free to stream for a week. Starting from 2 April.

Opera North

A series of videos from Opera North. You can also watch Wagner's Ring Cycle

Occupational Therapy Resources

A YouTube Resource developed by UCD ALL Occupational Therapists in collaboration with occupational therapists in TCD and TUDublin. Videos on minding your mental health and developing routines are now available on their YouTube and are fully captioned.

TED Talks

The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less)


A channel where curiosity lives, inspiration strikes and wonders never cease. This is the place for awe-inspiring stories and powerful documentaries.


Virtual Tours

(Online) Venue


J Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Explore the Getty Museum, LA online

Guggenheim, Bilbao

Explore the Guggenheim, Bilbao online

National Gallery of Ireland

Explore the wonders of the National Gallery of Ireland's collection, and take a leisurely stroll around their beautiful galleries from the comfort of your own home in the first in a series of virtual tours.

National Museum of Ireland

Virtual tours of National Museum of Ireland - Natural History, including two balconies that are usually closed to the public

Marsh's Library

Marsh's Library have a collection of 9 digital exhibitions, the most recent is a series of marginalia and doodles written into books in the 16th and 17th centuries. Others include the rarest books in the world, books stolen from the library, and rare Jewish books in the collection. (Click on the "Digital" tab to view all)

National Library of Ireland

The NLI have a number of digital exhibitions on a variety of topics, incuding YeatsWWI, and the Dublin Lockout

Google Arts & Culture

A great resource for any art fan, with limited access to art with over 2,500 museums. There you'll find comprehensive tours of popular destinations like the Uffizi Gallery in Florence and London's Tate Modern 

Louvre, Paris

Visit the museum's exhibition rooms and galleries and contemplate the façades of the Louvre

Street Art: Virtual Walking Tours

From New York to Buenos Aires; jump on a (virtual) guided tour, hit the streets, and hear the stories behind the art.

The Vatican

Virtual tours of the Vatican, including the Pio Clementino Museum


The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam are bringing art to living rooms across the world with a range of online initiatives, including virtual tours and talks.




National Gallery of Ireland

The National Gallery of Ireland have podcasts available through their website, including a new series produced to accompany their exhibition 'Moment in Time'.


An internet radio station for Irish literature, RadioMoLI presents commissioned writing, discussion, interviews, radio plays, documentary and more in a 24/7 digital broadcast.

This American Life

This American Life is a weekly public radio program and podcast. Each week they choose a theme and put together different kinds of stories on that theme.

Hugh Lane Gallery: Curator's Choice

A series of podcasts from the Hugh Lane Gallery, exploring its wonderful collection.

13 Minutes to the Moon

BBC podcast series of stories from Nasa's missions to the moon.


Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists

Strength and balance exercises to help older adults during Covid-19 cocooning phase

The Sanctuary 

Free online meditation sessions via Zoom three times per week. 

Alto Odyssey 

Computer games, they are also a form of meditative relaxation, some of the best within the ‘endless runner’ genre.  



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