History of Ireland to 1800c - 1921

Ref: C2340877

Ireland was governed by Britain from the Act of Union in 1800 until the 1921 Anglo Irish Treaty. From Daniel O'Connell to Eamon de Valera individuals are an important part of the journey for self rule for Southern Ireland. The North developed in a different direction which led to them remaining part of Britain and is worthy of consideration. Events such as the potato famine, Fenian rising, founding of the Irish Land League, Home Rule movement, the Easter Rising and the start of the Civil War will be assessed. Cultural change will also be considered.

Course aim

The aim is to provide an introduction to Ireland 1800 - 1921 by looking at key events, individuals and issues during the period.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Describe key events of the period 1800 to 1921
  • Evaluate the importance of Charles Parnell
  • Assess the significance of the Easter Rising.
  • Examine the development of Irish culture at the end of the nineteenth century

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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History of Ireland to 1800c - 1921


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