Irish Cultural Heritage
This 20 credit certificate on Irish Cultural Heritage is available to students visiting Maynooth University for a single semester or for the whole year and to students not currently studying in the university. This programme offers an inter-disciplinary evaluation of early Irish cultural history with particular emphasis on archaeological, literary, historical and linguistic evidence. Field experiences are a core component of this study and this will include on-site investigation of key monuments such as the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Newgrange and Knowth, the Hill of Tara and the monastic settlement of Clonmacnoise. Individual modules are available to visiting students and current MU students.
The cost for the course is €1250.
Registration is now open for September 2021!
Please contact email@example.com about making an application for September 2021.
More information on the Certificate is avaiable on our
Certificate Flyer 2021
We are currently developing options for postgraduate study which will focus on the development of the academic knowledge and inter-disciplinary research skills required to engage with key facets of Irish Cultural Heritage, with particular emphasis on literature, archaeology, and history. Considerable emphasis will be placed on the practical interaction with aspects of our rich cultural heritage through field experiences, archaeological excavation, and independent study.
Mound of Hostages, Hill of Tara, 1955
We offer modules to students taking the part-time evening BA in Local Studies at Maynooth. We offer a broad range of modules in the evenings as well as summer schools as part of this programme. Most recently, we offered a largely field based Summer School on Irish Cultural Heritage which involved field experiences at the Boyne Valley, Clonmacnoise, Laraghbryan, Maynooth Castle, Monasterboice and Mellifont Abbey.
Passage tomb at Knowth, UNESCO World Heritage Site
Students exploring ruins at the Cistercian Abbey at Mellifont on the recent Summer School
Cultural Heritage of 'Royal Sites'
Students participating in a recent field seminar at the Hill of Tara with Dr Eoin Grogan
Our current module provides an interdisciplinary assessment of 'royal' sites such as the Hill of Tara, Emain Macha (Navan Fort), Cruachain and Dún Áilinne.