Trinity College Dublin (TCD) has begun a free online history course to explain the Easter Rising and its origins. The 14 week course, which is available on YouTube and iTunes, is aimed at both the general public and teachers and students. It is hosted by Professor Patrick Geoghegan and involves experts within the college on the various formative events of Irish history.
The first week features a lecture on the 1641 rebellion, a largely-forgotten event which soured relations between Catholics and Protestants in Ireland for centuries.
Each week will feature a different theme around Ireland’s struggle for independence.
Source: The Irish Times