Online Courses & Virtual Tours

Dig deep into the stories from Ireland’s archaeology, history, folklore and natural heritage with Tuatha’s series of online courses and virtual tours, designed and delivered by experts.

Expand your knowledge of Ireland’s rich past with a course from Tuatha. Or focus in on a particular event, landscape or period with our TimeTours. Explore our catalogue of past webinars featuring experts discussing different aspects of Irish heritage.

All our courses and virtual tours are developed and delivered by award-winning archaeologists, historians and academics, excited to share their experience. You can always have the confidence that the content Tuatha shares is based on the most recent research and discoveries in Irish research.


Our courses, talks and tours are suitable for people who want to really dig deeper into the stories of Ireland, whether a beginner or a enthusiast. We’ll help you to explore Ireland at your own pace, no matter wh
ere you are in the world.

Poulnabrone Dolmen stands in The Burren, County Clare on the Wild Atlantic Way

Courses

Learn about Irish archaeology, history and heritage. Designed by the experts and delivered in easy, bite-sized lessons.

Damian Shiels on Vinegar Hill Wexford

TimeTours

Expert-led virtual tours letting you take a deep dive into some of the stories which have shaped Ireland.

Lesley Kehoe on the Blasket Islands

Events

A monthly online lecture series helping to give us an insight into Ireland’s heritage, featuring leading academics, researchers and more.

Course Focus:
An Introduction to Irish Archaeology

Our Introduction to Irish Archaeology course gives an overview of the key periods, artefacts, events and sites that have helped to shape our understanding of Ireland’s past. It is broken into a chronological series of easy bite-size lessons, each focusing on a key period. It’s perfect for dipping into at your own pace.

We begin with the Mesolithic and examine the evidence left behind from the island’s earliest inhabitants before moving on to the iconic megalithic tombs of the Neolithic. We examine the shifting cultures of the Bronze and Iron Ages, and consider whether the coming of Christianity to Ireland truly did welcome a golden era of ‘Saints & Scholars’. Next, we look at Viking Ireland, from the raiding to trading, and the founding of the island’s first towns and cities. The 12th century saw further political and social upheaval with the arrival of the Anglo-Normans, and we will look at the gothic architecture, the changing landscapes, and innovative agricultural practices of this and later Medieval periods. Finally, we arrive to Tudor Ireland and the age of plantation, armada, revolution and tragedy.

Written and presented by Neil Jackman, co-founder of Abarta Heritage and author of two acclaimed guidebooks Ireland’s Ancient East (2016) and The Wild Atlantic Way (2018). He has formerly lectured in Public Archaeology at University College Dublin School of Archaeology, and has excavated sites all around Ireland.

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A polished stone axe from Neolithic Ireland

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