Irish Culture

If you are learning English or are already proficient in English and would like to learn about Irish history, and language, Irish arts and many more, this course is for you.

Learn about dance, music, art and literature, and experience some live participatory sessions.

Here are a few of the lecture topics:

  • Bridget of Kildare
  • Early Christian Ireland
  • Mountains, rivers and lakes
  • Irish Birds
  • Emigration to the Americas
  • Folk cures and healing in Ireland
  • Sean-nós singing
  • Mythology: the Fenian Cycle
  • Extraordinary Irish Women; Alice Kyteler (first woman to be condemned for witchcraft); Bridget Cleary; Biddy Early (Bean Feasa- traditional healer)
  • Wild Food Foraging
  • The GAA
  • Tom Crean
  • Under the Hawthorn Tree
  • Renaissance Cork
  • The Land League
  • Traditional Irish Dance, Rebel Songs

This course will introduce you to some people and places you might meet or see one day when you visit the Emerald Isle.

Level: CEFR B2 minimum

Each block will cover different topics

on Irish Culture

Course Date 2020

Class time & days


Block 1

  • 2 October
  • 9 October
  • 16 October
  • 23 October 




Block 2

  • 30 October
  • 6 November
  • 13 November
  • 20 November 




Block 3

  • 27 November
  • 4 December
  • 11 December 
  • 18 December 






How To Apply

Open for applications click here

A computer, tablet or smartphone with audio and video. Reliable internet connection. You will need to be able to access MS Teams, Zoom or Canvas for your classes (dependent on course applied for)



Language Centre

Lárionad Teanga

G 36, O'Rahilly Building,University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

External Accreditation