NEW IRISH HISTORY COURSE STARTS IN SEPTEMBER
The Irish Center of Pittsburg is linking up with Irish historian, Sean
Murphy, to introduce our members to live online weekly Irish history courses
that will begin in September. The courses will be presented using Zoom. If
you are unfamiliar with Zoom, no problem. Sean will contact you directly and
assist you to get connected.
He presents two courses. The first is a chronological general history of
Ireland from ancient times to the present day. Every major event is covered.
The course is divided into four week modules. Students can enroll on a
rolling basis for those parts of Irish history they are most interested in
or have the time to participate in. The events that will be covered in 2020
are: The Arrival of Christianity and the Role of Saint Patrick, The Island
of Saints and Scholars, The Viking Invasions, and The Norman Conquest.
The second course is a general history of each of the thirty two counties in
Ireland. This covers the major events from ancient times to the present day.
A profile of the major clans and of the most famous individuals from the
county will be featured. Segments will also focus on historic sites, the
origin of the county name, picturesque landscapes, and the music and dance
associated with that county. This course will be particularly useful to
those interested in their Irish heritage, seeking to understand their
ancestral home, and the reasons their ancestors left. The county featured in
the September course is Tipperary. The remainder of 2020 will cover the
counties of Armagh, Meath, and Mayo.
The courses will be presented on Zoom using PowerPoint. Each student will
receive an electronic copy of each presentation. The classes are one and a
half hour long to allow adequate time for questions and answers.
To contact Sean directly for information or to enroll in his course(s) send
an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Irish Centre of Pittsburgh