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History & The Arts

The origins of the wars of the three kingdoms

From Catholic rebellion to Civil War, what happened during the latter years of the reign of Charles I that caused people to take up arms against their fellow citizens? This free course, The origins of the wars of the three kingdoms, looks at the background of the wars between England, Scotland and Ireland and how the king's actions led to the ...

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12 hrs
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OpenLearn Ireland

Southwest Donegal: uniqueness and interdependence in 2015

In Southwest Donegal, we see both the local uniqueness and different interdependencies and interconnections with other places.

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OpenLearn Ireland

The dilemma of tourism and the Irish language, 1983

Father James McDyer discusses the dilemma of the Glencolmcille holiday village between development, language and culture and the threat of depopulation. Tourism is important for economic development but what impact does it have on local culture and the Irish language?

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A new layer: Culture, the Irish language and identity in 2015 video icon

OpenLearn Ireland

A new layer: Culture, the Irish language and identity in 2015

We revisit the Glencolmcille folk village in 2015 to see whether the dilemma of development and the local language and culture has been resolved.

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OpenLearn Ireland

Culture and the manufacturing industry, 1983

In 1983, the fight to retain a unique Irish speaking culture meant that jobs had to be created locally in manufacturing and tourism so that Irish speakers no longer had to emigrate, but industrialisation also threatened the survival of the Irish language.

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OpenLearn Ireland

The realities of rural life in the 1950s-1980s

The period of the 1950s to 1980s was the beginning of modernisation in community life and farming and the development of manufacturing industry in the West of Ireland.

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OpenLearn Ireland

The rural dimension – after rundale

How did the rural areas of Western Ireland change after the rundale system was replaced?

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OpenLearn Ireland

Culture and regional distinctiveness

Culture and how language identifies that culture are key to understanding what makes a region unique.

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OpenLearn Ireland

A changing uniqueness – The changing ‘place’ of the West

The population of Western Ireland declined dramatically between 1891 and 1961. How do you think this affected Ireland as a whole?

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History & The Arts

What was the Easter Rising?

How close did the Easter Rising come to achieving the aims of its leaders?

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OpenLearn Ireland

Synthesis as a way of understanding the changing uniqueness of rural Ireland

What is synthesis? Discover how this way of thinking helps us to understand more about the way in which places retain their uniqueness within wider systems of interdependence.

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Derry Air: the new local history

After anthropologist and Emeritus Professor of the OU, Ruth Finnegan, OBE, FBA took a trip to her birthplace she reflected afresh about the sources scholars use and the importance of memory, imagination and sounds, the feeling of a place.

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