A couple of months ago, I blogged about the start of a new and free online lecture series produced by Trinity College Dublin to explore 'Ireland in Rebellion 1782-1916' and the forces which led to the creation of the independent Irish state. The end of the 14-week series is now in sight.
I know a few people who've been following the weekly video uploads of four mini-lectures plus an interview, and all say they've learnt a lot and thoroughly enjoyed the course so far. Their positive comments and enthusiasm had me scurrying back to the original announcement from TCD where I was delighted to find that videos of the first eleven weeks of the lecture series can be watched or downloaded (free) at leisure on Trinity's YouTube channel.
The imminent Christmas break will be a great opportunity to get stuck into the series... that's my plan, anyway. Call me a couch potato, it'll be my seasonal indulgence.
The introductory lecture can be viewed below: