Irish Culture

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

Learn about dance, music, art and literature, and experience some live participatory sessions.  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-C2 minimum. You have the option to take this course for 12, 8 or 4 weeks. 

Term Two



 *may be subject to change

Course Date 2021

Class Time & Day


Block 1

  • Oliver Cromwell in Ireland
  • Biodiversity: Sealife of Irish Waters 
  • Home Rule, the First Dáil & Irish Independence  
  • Extraordinary Women in Irish history   
  • 14 January
  • 21 January
  • 28 January
  • 4 February



12 weeks €225

Block 2

  • Celtic Mythology: The Children of Lir & Deirdre of the Sorrows 
  • Springtimein Cork: flora and fauna 
  • Newgrange: Ireland’s Megalithic Wonder 
  • Strongbow, Aoife & the Norman Invasion of Ireland 
  • 11 February
  • 18 February
  • 25 February
  • 4 March 



8 weeks €150

Block 3

  • William Butler Yeats and the Irish Literary Revival
  • Irish Ballads & Music Collectors of the 19th Century
  • Irish Biodiversity: Garden Birds 
  • Grace O'Malley, The Pirate Queen
  • 11 March
  • 18 March
  • 25 March
  • 1 Aprill



4 weeks €75



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