A new online course called Exploring Irish Identity has been designed and created by Hibernia College in association with The Gathering.
Known as a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), the course will present a broad overview of how history, geography and culture have interacted to create divergent, and sometimes contradictory, ideas of what it means to be Irish. It is the first MOOC on the theme of Irish identity and was launched last week by Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
In a series of weekly themes, it will explore Irish history, literature and poetry, theatre and film, language, art, sport and landscape, and includes contributions from prominent Irish academics and cultural icons. The course will be free of charge to anyone, anywhere, with an Internet connection, and starts on Monday 27 May 2013.
You can watch an introductory video and register for more information at HiberniaCollege.