Heroes and heroines of Ireland at West Cork College

Posted on: 5th August, 2016

Category: Health & Lifestyle

Contributor: West Cork People

West Cork College was set up in April of 2013 by Emma Bidwell and Bernie McCarthy, both mature students and graduates of University College Cork. They wanted to bring accessible and enjoyable courses to areas that are so often overlooked by the colleges. And the last three years have been very successful in achieving that! They have helped a broad range of people discover new topics and revisit loved books and poems.

This Autumn, in celebration of 1916, there will be a course on the women of the revolution; the fighters, writers, and nurses. Bernie will be covering the sonnets of WB Yeats with her usual knowledge and flair. Emma is fulfilling a special request for a course on the history of women in Ireland since 1916, considering social and cultural differences and how things have changed. Another course on offer is Irish Myths and Legends, which tells the stories of such heroes as Fionn mac Cumhaill but also considers how these legends play into our visions of ourselves as Irish.

Finally this year West Cork College will be continuing the Parisian journey started earlier with their Belle Époque and Fin de Siècle classes, and they’ll be looking at the writings of international authors living in Paris between the wars; writers like Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce and Gertrude Stein. You don’t need to have any previous experience and there are no essays or exams.

Their approach to teaching makes all the courses informative, sociable and entertaining. Based in beautiful Killeena House near Skibbereen these classes are welcoming, entertaining and informative.  All classes are two hours long with a course lasting eight weeks, costing €95.The courses start on September 26. If you want further information on any of these courses please visit the website at www.westcorkcollege.ie, phone them on 0877547665, or email admin@westcorkcollege.ie.

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