Irish History

Medieval Irish History, currently on Zoom

Our tutor David Burke is a native of Galway and holds a PhD in History from the University of Durham, having previously completed Masters and Undergraduate degrees at NUI Galway. He has taught history in various roles at the University of Durham.

His Medieval and early Modern Irish History programme for 2021 offers two separate courses running on Thursdays at 4.30 and 5.30pm.

1. An Introduction to Irish History The Age of Invasion 12th to 17th centuries

2. A History of Medieval Ireland Thematic Focus, Texts and Translations


No prior knowledge of Ireland or Irish history at any level is required. The aim is to explore the history and culture of Ireland from the 5th to the 17th Centuries, and to place Ireland in wider European and global contexts.

The courses are designed around materials which can be found for free online such that no textbooks are necessary.

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