New local
history course

Louth’s County Museum in Dundalk is offering a course in Local History which will lead to a National University of Ireland (NUI) Certificate in Local History.

Louth’s County Museum in Dundalk is offering a course in Local History which will lead to a National University of Ireland (NUI) Certificate in Local History.

The 100 hour course will commence on Tuesday, October 1st and will continue on a weekly, three hour class basis with a number of associated field trips also involved.

Those interested in taking part in the course should hold an interest in local/family history together with an indication of capacity for the course.

“The ultimate aim is for each student to produce a 10,000 word original piece of historic research to academic standards”, said course leader and published historian Donal Hall.

“It is an extremely interesting stand-alone course but is also a valuable asset if people are interested in taking their studies further.

What I want is to let students explore certain aspects of local history to see if this history defined a country.”

Speaking on the announcement of the Museum’s facilitation of the course, curator Brian Walsh said:

“There is an amazing and growing interest in where we have all come from, whether it has to do with family, or the town or county we are from, the industries that made our home and the people in it the place it is.

“This Certificate in Local History will help prevent enthusiasts from becoming overwhelmed in their research and offer them really useful tools to work with.”

For further information please contact Brian Walsh at 042 9327056 or e-mail info@dundalkmuseum.ie