Heritage courses St Angela's College, Sligo

Thursday, 18 April, 2019
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As a College of the National University of Ireland, St. Angela’s is a dynamic, fast-growing educational institution, fully responsive to regional, national and international needs. Founded by the Ursuline Order in 1952, St Angela's is building on over 400 years of education tradition. As part of that tradition, the Centre for Lifelong Learning provides a diverse range of educational courses, skills training and international programmes. Among the CLL’s courses are the Diploma in Arts (Folklore and Heritage of the North West) and the Master in Arts (Historical and Heritage Studies of the North West). 

As a College of the National University of Ireland, St. Angela’s is a dynamic, fast-growing educational institution, fully responsive to regional, national and international needs. We offer university learning in a unique college environment, providing students with an excellent quality of education, small class sizes, and state-of-the-art facilities and resources within a strong community setting. We provide services and supports which aim to respond to the needs of each individual while enriching the student experience in terms of academic, social and cultural development. Our campus is located on the shores of Lough Gill one of the most scenic and tranquil locations imaginable, yet we are only a few minutes from bustling Sligo town.

About the Centre for Lifelong Learning 

People come from many walks of life and cultures to learn at the CLL. Students range in age from early school leavers to senior citizens. Some come to improve their skills, others to attain an accredited education award, and to progress their award to degree and masters levels. For adult learners, we have created a mix of learning options; evening classes, Saturdays and holiday times. We are dedicated to doing our best for our students and take great pride and pleasure in their achievements. In a supportive environment, the CLL offers not only challenging teaching but also social opportunities through field trips and excursions.

Among the CLL’s courses are the Diploma in Arts (Folklore and Heritage of the North West) and the Master in Arts (Historical and Heritage Studies of the North West). 

The Diploma in Folklore and Heritage will introduce participants to a wide range of historical evidence on the North West. Students will develop the skills and confidence to trace their family history, learn about lore, life and mythology in the region, and be immersed in themes of local history and archaeology. Students will be exposed to a range of innovative teaching and learning strategies, including fieldwork and site vists, all of which is delivered by experts in the subject areas. The course comprises of 6 modules - 3 per year. There is no written examination as all modules are assessed either by assignment or project. The modules are:

  • Introduction to Local History

  • Folklore and Folklife 

  • Pre-Famine & Famine Times in the North West

  • Family and Genealogy

  • Myths & Legends of the North West

  • Archaeology of the North West 

See above attachment for brochure on Diploma in Folklore and Heritage

For more information, please visit http://www.cll.ie/course/index.php?courseid=88

The MA in Historical and Heritage Studies will focus on the lives of ordinary people in the past and the heritage we have inherited. It incorporates history, heritage, landscape and agriculture studies, museum studies and folklore to help students better understand both the past and the present and the continuum between the two. It will broaden and deepen students’ intellectual and scholarly experience, and build their academic skills and confidence. Innovative teaching and learning strategies, including fieldwork and site visits, will observe the principles of adult learning and the lifelong learning process. The modules are:

  • Concepts, Sources and Methods in Historical Studies

  • Local History

  • The Irish Land 

  • Ireland in the 20th Century

  • Preserving the Past

  • Students also have the opportunity to conduct a significant piece of original research.

See above attachment for Brochure on Diploma in Folklore and Heritage

For more information, please visit http://www.cll.ie/course/index.php?courseid=91

Dr John O'CallaghanDr John O'Callaghan is the Programme Director for both the Diploma in Folklore and Heritage Studies and the MA in Historical and Heritage Studies in the Centre for Lifelong Learning, St Angela's College, Sligo. John would be delighted to discuss these courses with interested parties. John latest book, The Irish Revolution, 1912-23: Limerick, was published by Four Courts Press in 2018. He was a contributor to the best-selling Atlas of the Irish Revolution and featured in the recent RTÉ documentary series on the Irish Revolution.

Email jocallaghan@stangelas.nuigalway.ie

Telephone 071 9135628

John’s publications include:

The Irish Revolution, 1912-23: Limerick (Four Courts Press, 2018)

‘The War of Independence in Limerick – A Case Study’ in John Crowley, William J. Smyth and Mike Murphy (eds), The Atlas of the Irish Revolution (Cork University Press, 2017)

‘The War of Independence in Munster – A Military Overview’ in John Crowley, William J. Smyth and Mike Murphy (eds), The Atlas of the Irish Revolution (Cork University Press, 2017)

Con Colbert (O’Brien Press, 2015)

Plassey’s Gaels: A History of the GAA at the National Institute of Higher Education, National College of Physical Education, Thomond College of Education, and University of Limerick, 1972-2012 (Collins Press, 2013)

Narratives of the Occluded Irish Diaspora: Subversive Voices (Peter Lang, 2012) [co-editor with M. Ó hAodha]

The Battle for Kilmallock (Mercier Press, 2011)

Revolutionary Limerick: The Republican Campaign for Independence in Limerick, 1913-21 (Irish Academic Press, 2010)

Teaching Irish Independence: History in Irish Schools, 1922-72 (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009)

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