The Irish Cottage: Culture, Design, and Controversy


This course will focus on the type of Irish cottage initially built and continuously used during the 1860s to 1960s in rural Ireland; a period of great change politically, socially, and culturally. The distinct design characteristics of these cottages, the materials used, and the realities of cottage life will be explored. The Irish cottage will be presented not just as a symbol of impoverished times but as important evidence of the culture and identity of Ireland. Through exploring various aspects of the Irish cottage, we will experience a revealing look into the minds and beliefs of our Irish ancestors.

3 Hybrid sessions: Wednesdays 6:30-7:45 pm. October 4 – 18.
Course Fee: $75
Otto Paier  (

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