The History of Ireland

Tuesdays, 10-11:30 a.m.
North Tucson
Class size
30 students

This course provides an overview of Irish history from prehistoric times until Brexit. We will proceed chronologically because this is the only way to make sense of the fascinating history of Éire which is heroic and tragic in equal measure. The course will explore the different influences on Ireland and its people – from Christian missionaries to English settlers. Starting with prehistoric Ireland, we will move on to the medieval period and the Norman conquest. Next, we will discuss early modern Ireland (1600-1800) which was probably the period of greatest upheaval in the history of the island. The consequences of the early modern period were felt all throughout the nineteenth century which saw Catholic emancipation, famine, and the Home Rule movement. This ultimately led to the Two Irelands of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and the current Brexit complications.

Please note that there is no class session on Tuesday, April 23.

Course Details

Syllabus.pdf199.41 KB


How to Register

Starting Monday, February 18, 2019, at 10 a.m. you can register online through the University of Arizona Foundation. You will need to enter your contact information and credit card details. Upon registration completion, you will receive a confirmation email.


Registration for SBS's The History of Ireland is currently full.

Please add your name to our waitlist and we will contact you in numerical order if additional seats become available. Thank you!

Refund policy

Refunds are available and need to be requested BEFORE the second class meeting. To drop a class, please contact Kerstin Miller at 520-621-5111 or A $25 administrative fee will apply.

Please be aware that unregistered guests are not able to attend class meetings. Registered students may bring a guest one time without charge. Please contact Kerstin Miller at before the date you would like to bring a guest.


Location Details
St. Philip’s In the Hills Episcopal Church, Room 9