Welcome to the Department of Classics

Discover the history, literature, languages and culture of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds, from the fall of Troy to the rise of Byzantium. 

Please contact Dr David Woods (e-mail:, the Head of the Department of Classics, for any further information about its activities.  




Teaching in 2023-2024 Academic Year

Teaching in 2023-2024 Academic Year

Classical Association of Ireland

The  Department encourages all students, past and present, to become members of the Classical Association of Ireland which can be done online at the website of the national organization.  Membership includes subscription to the journal Classics Ireland.  It also encourages all to participate in the activities of the local Cork branch of the CAI normally held once a month in the Cork Education Centre, almost directly across the Western Road from the College gates (see below for details of these activities).


CAI Cork Programme of Events

Spring Programme 2018


Monday, February 5th, 2018, 7.30pm: "We are our brains: How Mamertus invented the Rogations, or did he?"

Dr Joop van Waarden  This lecture is provided courtesy of Department of Classics, UCC

Monday, March 5th, 2018, 7.30pm: " Women in Classics: some landmark achievements from the renaissance to the 20th Century".

Carmel McCallum-Barry, President of the Classical Association

Monday, April 9th, 2018, 7.30pm: "Fun with Achilles: Late Roman perspectives on the life of a Greek hero"

Dr Stephan Faust, Department of Classics, UCC

Monday, May 14th, 2018, 7.30pm: Members' Papers, an eclectic mix of short papers from branch members

Lectures take place in the Cork Education Centre, Western Road, Cork and begin at 7.30pm with a tea break at 8.15pm, and resume until 9.30pm. Parking on site, and new members always welcome.


Classical Association of Ireland

Department of Classics


O'Rahilly Building, University College Cork, Western Road, Cork, Ireland