Ireland The Troubles - Some Events

Ref: C2338791

The Troubles will be discussed within the History of Ireland after partition. Long term and short term causes will be examined. Key events like the Civil Rights demonstrations and Bloody Sunday will be considered. The role of individuals such as Bernadette Devlin will be under the spotlight. Political and non political; solutions and methods will be discussed. The Good Friday Agreement and what this meant for Northern Ireland, Ireland and the United Kingdom will be evaluated.

Course aim

The aim is to provide a brief introduction to 'The Troubles' in Northern Ireland which occurred c1968 to 1998 by looking at some key events and issues.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Understand 'The Troubles'.
  • Evaluate the methods used to raise awareness of civil rights issues
  • Assess the role of key individuals during the period 1968 - 1998.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

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Ireland The Troubles - Some Events


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