Ireland: Prehistory to Present


Foundation Course of Irish History

Expand your knowledge of Irish history with an accessible yet comprehensive survey course. This online class explores the land and people of Ireland across time from 10,000 years BCE to today’s Global Ireland and into the future. We stand at a point in Irish history where hope for a single island nation has been provoked by Brexit looming and the vagaries of British governance. As a Foundation class, this will support further studies in all other aspects of Irish culture, history and language. No previous knowledge of Irish history or culture is necessary.

9 Sessions: Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. January 26-March 23: 1/26; 2/2; 2/9; 2/16; 2/23; 3/2; 3/9; 3/16; 3/23.

Course Text: The Course of Irish History, 5th Edition, by Patrick Kiely, T.W. Moody (editor), F.X. Martin (editor) and Dermot Keogh (editor). Roberts Rinehart Publishing, 2012.

Payment: $180

  • Online payment is strongly preferred. It automatically notifies the instructor and the director of the Irish College of your registration.
  • By check, make it out to ‘Celtic Junction Arts Center’ and mail to Irish College, Celtic Junction Arts Center, 836 Prior Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55104.  If you pay by check, please send an email to the instructor, Frederic Stenborg at and copy education@celticjunction.orgWithout an email, we won’t know to expect you or how to communicate with you.