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Adventures Online: Discover Dublin in Depth

Join us for a bit of “craic” — or good fun — as we explore the unique charms and history of Dublin during an online learning adventure, live from Ireland!
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Online Program

Adventures Online: Discover Dublin in Depth

Join us for a bit of “craic” — or good fun — as we explore the unique charms and history of Dublin during an online learning adventure, live from Ireland!
Length
5 days
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499
Program No. 24302 RJ
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If you love a good story and a strong Irish coffee, there’s no better place to explore than Ireland’s capital city of Dublin. Experience the very best of Dublin without leaving the comfort of your own home during this online learning adventure, live from Ireland. With historians and local experts, trace Dublin’s history from the days of Vikings to modern day. Get a look at the city’s art scene and National Gallery, learn about its literary legacy and enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at Dublin’s Abbey Theatre. Enjoy a wee bit of craic – good fun – as you and your fellow Road Scholars learn how to make your own Irish coffee at home, join an acclaimed seanchai (storyteller) and beer expert for a look into the traditions of the Irish pub and tap your toes during a presentation of Irish music and singing.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Join a leading historian for a look into Revolutionary Dublin to uncover the events of this time in Irish history and learn about the roles of women in the 1916 Rising.
  • Delight in live performances of traditional storytelling and Irish music and enjoy a demonstration that teaches you how to make your own homemade Irish coffee.
  • Meet a curator from the National Gallery of Ireland to learn about the museum’s collection and get insight into the unique relationship between the gallery and the playwright George Bernard Shaw.
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Aidan Carrig
Aidan Carrig has been a Road Scholar group leader and instructor for five years. His educational background includes a B.A. in Media Studies and History and an M.A. in European History from Maynooth University and a post-graduate diploma in Irish Archaeology. He has long been involved in local history projects, serves on the board of directors of the Castleblakeney Heritage Centre, and is chairperson of his local community development association. He has tutored undergraduate history and has also worked in community radio and television production.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Dominic Bryan View biography
Dominic Bryan is a professor of Anthropology at Queen’s University in Belfast. Dr. Bryan’s research focuses on Irish history, public ritual, nationalism and group identity. Dr. Bryan is also co-chair of the Commission on Flags, Identity, Culture and tradition.
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Leeann Lane View biography
Leeann Lane earned a B.A. and M.A. in history from University College-Cork and a Ph.D. in Irish studies from Boston College. She is Head of the School of Humanities and Irish Studies at Mater Dei Institute, Dublin City University. Dr. Lane was nominated by the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland to the Expert Advisory Group on Commemorations. Her primary area of research is modern Irish history with a specialization in 19th- and 20th-century gender and women's history as well as the Irish revolutionary period.
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Helena Byrne View biography
Helena Byrne combines her love of Irish folklore and passion for the performing arts. She performs regularly as a seanchaí (storyteller) for groups of all ages. Helena interweaves tales of the “Other Folk” and traditional Irish songs, with wonderful insights into Irish life in times past. Helena also works in theatre as an actor and director, and founded the Break-Away Project Performance Company in 2012.
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Lionel Pilkington View biography
Lionel Pilkington is a Professor of English at the National University of Ireland-Galway. He has a Master’s degree in English from University College Cork and a Ph.D. in Drama from the University of Toronto. He is the author of “Theatre and the State in 20th Century Ireland: Cultivating the People” (London and New York: Routledge, 2001) and “Theatre & Ireland” (London: Palgrave, 2010) as well as numerous essays on Irish cultural and theatre history. Non-academic interests include Irish wildlife, gardening, and archaeology.
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Leah Benson View biography
Leah Benson, educated in University College Dublin, has nearly 20 years’ experience as a professional archivist in the museum and cultural sector. She is Archivist for the National Gallery of Ireland, working to ensure that archives throughout the Gallery are preserved, protected, and accessible. With a particular interest in Irish and Italian art, she lectures at the Gallery and at national and international conferences and events. She has served as Chairperson of the Society of Archivists Ireland and as Chairperson of the Irish legislation sub-committee.
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Aidan Carrig View biography
Aidan Carrig has been a Road Scholar group leader and instructor for five years. His educational background includes a B.A. in Media Studies and History and an M.A. in European History from Maynooth University and a post-graduate diploma in Irish Archaeology. He has long been involved in local history projects, serves on the board of directors of the Castleblakeney Heritage Centre, and is chairperson of his local community development association. He has tutored undergraduate history and has also worked in community radio and television production.
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Tara Finn studied at University College Dublin and has a Master’s in Education from Trinity College Dublin where she majored in music. She teaches the tin whistle, flute, uilleann pipes, concertina, grupa cheoil, and ceili band in Dublin, with many of her students participating and winning titles in fleadheanna (competitions). Tara performs regularly in sessions and gigs around Dublin and Sligo.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Ireland: The Emerald Isle and Its People
by Mark Morris and Anthony Cassidy
A Traveller's History of Ireland
by Peter Neville
From the Celts to the Norman invasions and modern-day Ireland, this short history is highly recommended for those who would like a brief overview of the Emerald Isle through the centuries.
Dublin 4
by Meave Binchy
Ulysses
by James Joyce
The Barrytown Trilogy
by Roddy Doyle
Ireland, A Concise History
by Conor Cruise O'Brien
With its lively even-handed tone and hundreds of well-integrated photographs and illustrations, this book conveys the essence of Irish history and the Irish experience.
At Swim, Two Birds
by Flann O’Brien
Ireland in the 20th Century
by Tim Pat Coogan
Ireland entered the twentieth century savaged by poverty and memories of the famine but inspired by the Celtic Dawn, a remarkable cultural renaissance led by Yeats, Synge and Lady Gregory. She left it in the era of the Celtic Tiger, with unparalleled prosperity and a new, confident, outward-looking view of herself and the world - although this prosperity and self-confidence is now giving way to uncertainty. In the intervening hundred years, Ireland has experienced more 'history' than almost any other country: beginning under the British crown, she was racked by revolution, the Anglo-Irish war, partition and civil conflict. Led by towering figures such as Michael Collins and De Valera, she has suffered terrible hardships and disputes but has nevertheless provided brilliant cultural and literary examples and is now a country of importance in the wider international community, providing leadership in a variety of moral and development issues. In this readable and authoritative study, Ireland's bestselling popular historian tells the extraordinary story of how contemporary Ireland came into existence. Covering both South and North and dealing with social and cultural history as well as political, this will surely become a definitive single-volume account of the making of modern Ireland.
Dubliners
by James Joyce
Dublin: A Cultural History
by Siobhan Kilfeather
A Concise History of Ireland
by Marie O'Brien and Conor Cruise
Troubles
by J.G. Farrell
Set on the eve of the Irish Rebellion, this first novel in Farrell's remarkable series illuminates the British Empire's decline in Ireland to hilarious, haunting effect. Winner of the Lost Man Booker Prize.
Ireland and the Irish
by John Ardagh
Impressionistic portrait of the two Irelands, based on interviews with leaders and ordinary people from every walk of life, includes their insights and the author's own observations and analysis. Anatomy of the country, this book is a most useful guide for the visitor wanting a complete picture of modern Irish life and the prevailing social and economic trends.
Luck and the Irish: A Brief History of Change, 1970-2000
by Roy Foster
From 1970, things were changing in Ireland; the Celtic Tiger had finally woken, and the rules for everything from gender roles and religion to international relations were being entirely rewritten. Luck and the Irish examines how the country has weathered these last thirty years of change, and what these changes may mean in the long run. R. F. Foster also looks at how characters as diverse as Gerry Adams, Mary Robinson, Charles Haughey and Bob Geldof have contributed to Ireland's altered psyche, and uncovers some of the scandals, corruption and marketing masterminds that have transformed Ireland and its luck.
Ireland in Mind: An Anthology
by Alice Leccese Powers
Editor Powers presents three centuries of fiction, poetry, and essays on the Emerald Isle by a stellar cast of mostly Irish, English, and American writers. What is portrayed is not the stereotypical Ireland of facile travel writing but an altogether deeper and profounder place.





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