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People\\\'s College for Continuing Education and Training

31/32 Parnell Square West, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

The People’s College, Adult Education Association, is a voluntary body with the status of charitable organisation.

Set up 1948, to provide workers’ education, it continues to provide general adult education – languages, social political studies, literature, art appreciation and cultural activities as well as personal development and communication skills – for trade unionists, their families and the general public.

The People’s College is part of the European Workers’ Education movement which emphasises education for democracy. This involves creating a space where workers can study, reflect on and react to their continually changing society as well as develop their intellectual, social and creative potential. An integral part of the system is the active participation of the students in the decision-making process and organisational structures of the College.

The People’s College organises courses in the following areas:

  • Languages (Irish, English , French, German, Italian, and Spanish)
  • Arts, Music Creativity (Painting Art Appreciation; Music Appreciation, Creative Writing, Tin Whistle and Guitar)
  • Social Studies ( Current Affairs,History, European Union, Genealogy, Japanese Culture, Economics/Political Economy).
  • Environment/Nature Studies (Hill Walking, Wildlife)
  • Personal Development Social Skills (Communication Skills/Public Speaking, Pilates, Yoga, First Aid)
Acting Classes for Beginners – Level One (Autumn and Spring terms)

Tutor: Amy Redmond Amy is delighted to be partnering with The People’s College to deliver her own unique take on acting and public speaking. Act The Maggot – beginners acting and public speaking classes – is the brainchild of Amy Redmond who trained and worked as a professional actor in New York. Her many acting…

Acting classes for Beginners– Level 2 – Autumn Term 2023

Tutor: Amy Redmond Amy is delighted to be partnering with The People’s College to deliver her own unique take on acting and public speaking. Act The Maggot – beginners acting and public speaking classes – is the brainchild of Amy Redmond who trained and worked as a professional actor in New York. Her many acting…

Astronomy - 12 Steps to the Moon

Astronomy – “12 Steps to the Moon” Tutor: Mr. John Flannery of the Irish Astronomical Society. (John is one of the best known figures in amateur astronomy in Ireland. He has lectured, broadcast and written extensively on the topic of Astronomy. The Moon is our companion world in space and is the biggest and brightest…

Avenues into Modern and Contemporary Art (Saturday Class)
Avenues into Modern and Contemporary Art (Saturday Class) is a course run by People\\\'s College for Continuing Education and Training, Dublin. It is a Classroom Based course with a duration of 24 weeks. For more information about Avenues into Modern and Contemporary Art (Saturday Class) at People\\\'s College for Continuing Education and Training, please review the details below.
Beginners Guide to Watercolours

Tutor: Noel Hayes Date: September  26th 2023 – 8th January 2024 Day: Tuesday Mornings Time : 11am – 1.00pm Category: Personal development, The Arts Venue : The Connect Union Building, 6 Gardiner Row, Dublin 1 Cost: €130 for ten classes Book this course online now – info@peoplescollege.ie In this course students will learn how to…

Calligraphy - All levels

TUTOR:  Ms Sarah O’Dea This class will suit both beginners and intermediate level. We will cover the basic skills of letter forms and modern calligraphy scripts along with learning to use tools and materials, starting with pencil and moving onto using dip pens with ink and gouache. Learning will be through demonstration and individual guided…

Calligraphy - ALL Levels Wednesday Morning Option - FULLY BOOKED

Tutor:  Noeleen Frain/McNamee This class will suit both beginners and Intermediate/Adv level. We will be working with the oblique pen holder and pointed nib using ink, gouache and watercolour etc. The course will involve the revision of the Copperplate Script to facilitate those who are total beginners and the use of the pointed nib to…

Conversational Irish Course - FULLY BOOKED

Conversational Irish Course. Date: September 25th 2023 – January 22nd 2024 Day: Monday Time : 6.15 – 7.45pm Category: Irish Language Training, Personal development Venue : The Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square, Dublin 1 Cost: €100 for twelve classes Book this course online now, www.peoplescollege.ie Tutor:  Dr. Réamonn Ó Donnchadha, B.A, H.Dip in Ed.,(UCD), Masters…

Creative Stitching - Contemporary Embriordery

Tutor:  Carmen Garcia – Textile Artist In this Creative Stitching course participants will explore creative expression through stitching. Experience is not necessary. We will practice some basic stitches and will explore ideas and techniques such as appliqué, using paint and mixed media, stitching from photographs, using text etc Participants will be encouraged to push boundaries…

Creative Writing - Thursday Afternoon Class Option

Tanya Farrelly is the author of four books. Her debut short fiction collection When Black Dogs Sing (Arlen House, 2016) was longlisted for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize and named winner of the Kate O’ Brien Award 2017. Two novels: The Girl Behind the Lens and When Your Eyes Close were published by Harper…

Creative Writing Course (Thursday Morning class)
Creative Writing Course (Thursday Morning class) is a course run by People\\\'s College for Continuing Education and Training, Dublin. It is a Classroom Based course with a duration of 12 weeks. For more information about Creative Writing Course (Thursday Morning class) at People\\\'s College for Continuing Education and Training, please review the details below.
Creative Writing Evening Class

Tanya Farrelly is the author of four books. Her debut short fiction collection When Black Dogs Sing (Arlen House, 2016) was longlisted for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize and named winner of the Kate O’ Brien Award 2017. Two novels: The Girl Behind the Lens and When Your Eyes Close were published by Harper…

Drama Group Course

Drama Group Course. Not enough drama in your life? Then why not contact the People’s College Drama Group led by author & playwright, Tom O’Brien. New members are always welcome. Joining the group means you are definitely in our next show which will be presented in late November 2023. The group now has thirteen productions…

Drawing and Sketching Class

Tutor:  Noel Hayes Drawing and Sketching is not just for artists, it can be a path to a healthier life. Drawing is a great asset for better memory, reducing stress, increasing creativity, planning and improving observation skills and focus. This course is suitable for all levels, and is a great foundation to the arts. For…

Energy and Vitality in Movement

Lecturer: Ben Somers, 3rd Dan Ninjutsu Instructor, Tai Chi Instructor, Ontology Instructor. Date: 28th September 2023 – Jan 25th 2024 Day: Thursday Mornings Time : 11.00 – 12.30pm Category: Health & Safety, Health and Fitness, Personal development Venue : To be confirmed on start date Cost: €130 for twelve classes Lecturer: Ben Somers, 3rd Dan…

English Literature Appreciation
English Literature Appreciation is a course run by People\\\'s College for Continuing Education and Training, Dublin. It is a Classroom Based course with a duration of 12 weeks. For more information about English Literature Appreciation at People\\\'s College for Continuing Education and Training, please review the details below.
Feltmaking - Beginners/Intermediate

Date: September 25th, 2023 – Jan 22, 2023 Day: Monday Afternoons Time : 1.30pm – 3.30pm Category: The Arts Venue : To be confirmed in office on start date Cost: €175 Tutor: Carmen Garcia – Textile Artist Carmen García is a textile artist and member of the Design and Craft Council of Ireland.   After…

French Beginners Course

French Beginners Course. This course is designed for people with NO previous knowledge of French. It will start from the very beginning. Date: September 26th 2023 – Jan 23rd 2024 Day: Tuesdays Time : 6.15pm – 7.45pm Category: Languages Venue : Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square, Dublin 1 Cost: €100 for twelve classes This course…

French For Improvers Course

French For Improvers Course. This course is aimed at those who have a little knowledge of French – who have completed a beginners course and are and are familiar with the Present Tense and simple vocabulary. No books necessary as materials provided Date: September 2023 – Jan 23rd, 2024 Day: Tuesday Time : 8.00pm –…

French Intermediate I - (Post Improvers) Course

French Intermediate I Course. If you have a good knowledge of the French language and wish to learn more about French culture, then this is the right course for you! Throughout the weeks, various language and cultural aspects will be discussed which will enable you not only to develop your understanding of contemporary France but…

French Intermediate II Course

French Intermediate II Course. This course is intended for students who have some measure of proficiency in the French language and wish now to immerse themselves into the French/Francophone culture via a passionate and enjoyable discussion of open topics and current affairs. Vocabulary, grammar, listening comprehension aids, magazine articles and lots more make up this…

Global Citizenship Education

Tutor: Karl Gough, BA in English, Media and Cultural Studies, PGDLT (further education). “Global Citizenship Education is an educational process aimed at increasing awareness and understanding of the rapidly changing, interdependent and unequal world in which we live. By challenging stereotypes and encouraging independent thinking, Global Citizenship Education helps students critically explore the root causes of…

Guitar (Intermediate) Course

Guitar (Intermediate) Course. Tutor: Darren Loughran This course caters for those who have completed the beginner’s course or those who have been playing the classical guitar for at least one year. Students taking this course must have a knowledge of how to read music or tablature for the guitar, as most of the study material…

Guitar for Beginners course

Date: Sept 25th , 2022- May 8th, 2024 Day: Wednesday Time : 6.00 – 7.00pm Category: Venue : Teachers’ Club, 36 Parnell Square, Dublin 1. Cost: €125 for 24 classes Tutor: Darren Loughran This beginner’s course is designed to cater for guitar in general. Starting with simple song accompaniments using strumming and finger-style techniques, it…

Herbal Medicine (Introduction Evening Course)

Herbal Medicine (Introduction Course). Date: September  25th, 2023 – 22nd January, 2024 Day: Monday Time : 6.00- 7.30pm Category: Health and Fitness, Stress Management Venue : Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square, Dublin 1 Cost: €130 for twelve classes Tutor: Susan O’Donoghue, BSc (Hons) Herbal Medicine Herbal Medicine is the use of plants in the prevention,…

History - Dublin in the Rare Ould Times Course

History – Dublin in the Rare Ould Times Course. Tutor: Elaine Metcalfe, Bsc. Education & Training, MA Modern Irish History, Dip. Life Coach- ing, Certified Train-the-Trainer, DTM Date: September 26 th, 2023- Jan 23rd, 2024 Day: Tuesday Time : 6.15pm – 7.45pm Category: Venue : To be confirmed in office on start date Cost: €120…

HISTORY: \\\'IRELAND, 1798 – 1998 - War, Peace and a study of the people and efforts in between\\\\\\\\\\\'.

Tutor: Elaine Metcalfe, Bsc. Education & Training, MA Modern Irish History, Dip. Life Coaching, Certified Train-the-Trainer, DTM. *THIS IS A 24 WEEK COURSE, SPLIT INTO TWO TERMS OF 12 WEEKS – AUTUMN AND SPRING. Date: September 28th, 2023 – 25th January 2024 Day: Thursday Time : 6.15pm – 7.45pm Category: History Venue : The Teachers…

INTENSIVE SPANISH FOR BEGINNERS – CEFR: A1.1 – MONDAYS & WEDNESDAY AT 11am to 12.30

This course is on twice a week.  All our Spanish courses are for 24 weeks and split between the autumn and spring term.  12 weeks each term.  Day:  Mondays and Wednesdays Start Date:  September 25th, 2023 to 22nd Jan 2024 Time:  11.00am to 12.30pm Duration: 12 weeks Cost: €180 This is a complete beginner’s course.…

Ireland and Europe: Current Affairs, Politics and the Role of the Citizen Course
Ireland and Europe: Current Affairs, Politics and the Role of the Citizen Course is a course run by People\\\'s College for Continuing Education and Training, Dublin. It is a Classroom Based course with a duration of 12 weeks. For more information about Ireland and Europe: Current Affairs, Politics and the Role of the Citizen Course at People\\\'s College for Continuing Education and Training, please review the details below.
Irish for Beginners course

Date: September 25th, 2023 – Jan 22nd, 2024 Day: Monday Time : 8.00pm – 9.30pm Category: Irish Language Training, Personal development Venue : The Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square, Dublin 1 Cost: €100 for twelve classes Book this course online now – www.peoplescollege.ie Tutor:  Dr. Réamonn Ó Donnchadha, B.A, H.Dip in Ed.,(UCD), Masters in Ed.,…

Italian for Beginners Course
Italian for Beginners Course is a course run by People\\\'s College for Continuing Education and Training, Dublin. It is a Classroom Based course with a duration of 12 weeks. For more information about Italian for Beginners Course at People\\\'s College for Continuing Education and Training, please review the details below.
ITALIAN INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED – Level B1/B2

Tutor: Ms Debora Danti, Native Italian Tutor, The Italian B1 level course is an ‘intermediate’ level and means that the students are proficient enough in the Italian language and they have the ability to communicate and understand the essence of topics usually experienced in work, school, travel, and recreational scenarios. The students should be able…

ITALIAN – ELEMENTARY/IMPROVERS – Level A1/A2

Date: Sept 26th, 2023 – Jan 23rd, 2024 Day: Tuesday Time : 6.00pm – 7.30pm Category: Languages Venue : The Teachers Club Cost: €100 for twelve classes Book this course online now Tutor: Debora Danti – Native Italian, MA in foreign languages and literatures – Italian linguistics specialisation. Elementary ability to communicate in Italian language…

Millinery Course

  Date: Sept 25th 2023 –  13th Nov 2023 Day: Monday Time : 4.00pm – 6.00pm Category: Personal development Venue : To be confirmed in office on start date Cost: €130 for Six classes Tutor:  Carmen Garcia – Textile Artist Millinery is the craft of creating beautiful headpieces. This is a Millinery course for complete…

Mindfulness, Meditation, Relaxation for Beginners, Improver\'s

Mindfulness, Meditation, Relaxation for Beginners and A 24 week course in guided relaxation and mindfulness meditation for health and well-being. Date: Sept, 5th 2023 – March 12th, 2024 Day: Tuesday Time : 7.00pm – 8.00pm Category: Health and Fitness, Mental Health, Stress Management Venue : Teachers’ Club 36 Parnell square,Dublin 1 Cost: €140 for 24…

Music Appreciation - Beginners Course
Music Appreciation - Beginners Course is a course run by People\\\'s College for Continuing Education and Training, Dublin. It is a Classroom Based course with a duration of 24 weeks. For more information about Music Appreciation - Beginners Course at People\\\'s College for Continuing Education and Training, please review the details below.
Music Appreciation Course - A Guide to Listening

Music Appreciation Course – A Guide to Listening. The Course will look in detail at the great masterpieces of classical music. Emphasis is laid on understanding, leading to a deeper appreciation and enjoyment. Date: Sept 28th 2023 – May 9th, 2024 Day: Thursday Time : 7.45pm – 8.45pm Category: Venue : To be confirmed in…

Ontology (Reality Check) Course

Lecturer: Ben Somers, 3rd Dan Ninjutsu Instructor, Tai Chi Instructor, Ontology Instructor Date: September 25th, 2023 – Jan 22nd 2024 Day: Monday Time : 6.30 – 8.00 pm Category: Mental Health, Personal development Venue : To be confirmed in office on start date Cost: €130 for twelve classes Why do we suffer from Fear, Worry, Stress, Anger, Depression, Guilt, Grief, Craving,…

Painting for All

This 10 week painting course is for beginners and improvers to build confidence and skill Tutor: Elizabeth Archbold, MFA in Painting Date: September 25th, 2023 – Jan – 22nd 2024 Day: Monday Time : 6.00pm – 8.00pm Category: Venue : Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square, Dublin 1 Cost: €130 for ten classes “Painting for All”…

Positive Psychology - Advanced Course for Real Life Situations SPRING TERM

Tutor: Elaine Metcalfe, Bsc. Education & Training, MA Modern Irish History, Dip. Life Coach- ing, Certified Train-the-Trainer, DTM. Date: Feb 14th, 2024 – May 8th, 2024 Day: Wednesday Time : 6.15pm – 7.45pm Category: Health and Fitness, Personal development, Professional development, Stress Management, Working with Groups, Youth & Community Venue : The Teachers Club, 36…

Positive Psychology Beginners: Putting the Science of Happiness into your life
Positive Psychology Beginners: Putting the Science of Happiness into your life is a course run by People\\\'s College for Continuing Education and Training, Dublin. It is a Classroom Based course with a duration of 12 weeks. For more information about Positive Psychology Beginners: Putting the Science of Happiness into your life at People\\\'s College for Continuing Education and Training, please review the details below.
Public Speaking/Presentation Skills Course

Public Speaking/Presentation Skills Course. Tutor: Colm Mc Glade B.Ed; DTM (Distinguished Toastmaster Award) Date: Feb 16th, 2023 – May 18th, 2023 Day: Thursday Time : 6.30pm – 8.00pm Category: Personal development, Preparation for Work, Professional development Venue : To be confirmed in office on start date Cost: €110 for twelve classes Many people feel uncomfortable…

Qigong (Beginners/Improvers)
Qigong (Beginners/Improvers) is a course run by People\\\'s College for Continuing Education and Training, Dublin. It is a Classroom Based course with a duration of 24 weeks. For more information about Qigong (Beginners/Improvers) at People\\\'s College for Continuing Education and Training, please review the details below.
Spanish 1 Beginners (A1.1) CEFR

Spanish 1 Beginners (A1.1) Course. This course is aimed at students who want to start learning the language. This course will be using “Edmodo”, an online platform to enhance learning. This course is a 24 week course divided into two terms of 12 weeks each. Date: Sept 25th, 2023 – Jan 22nd, 2024 Day: Monday…

Spanish 2 - Post Beginners (A1.2)

This course is not complete beginners. Students should have done some Spanish before. We will be using “Edmodo”, an online platform to enhance learning. The course consists of 24 weeks divided into two terms of 12 weeks each. Date: Sept 25th, 2023 – Jan 22, 2024 Day: Monday Time : 7.35pm – 9.05pm Category: Personal…

Spanish 3 - Level A2.1 Course (Pre-basic Spanish)

Spanish 3 – Level A2.1 Course. Students should have previous knowledge in Spanish. This course will be using “Edmodo”, an online platform to enhance learning. This course consists of 24 weeks divided into two terms of 12 weeks each. Date: Sept 27th, 2023 – Jan 24, 2024 Day: Wednesday Time : 6.00 – 7.30 pm…

Spanish 4 - Basic (A2.2)

Students should have done beginners course already. This Spanish course will be using “Edmodo”, an online platform to enhance learning. This course consists of 24 weeks divided into two terms of 12 weeks each. Date: Sept 27th, 2023 – Jan 24, 2024 Day: Wednesday Time : 7.35pm – 9.05pm Category: Languages, Personal development Venue :…

Spanish 5 - Pre-Intermediate Spanish - Level - B1.1

Date: September 25th 2023 – Jan  23rd, 2024 Day: Tuesday Time : 11.00 – 12.30pm Category: Languages, Personal development Venue : The Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square, Dublin 1 Cost: €100.00 for 12 classes Tutor – Marta Sans Fernandez Students should know the past tenses. This Spanish course will be using an online platform to…

Spanish 6 - Upper Intermediate - Level B2.2.1

Students should know the subjunctive tense. This course will be using “Edmodo”, an online platform to enhance learning. This Spanish course consists of 24 weeks divided into two terms of 12 weeks each. Date: Sept 28th, 2023 – Jan 25th, 2024 Day: Thursday Time : 6.00pm – 7.30pm Category: Languages, Personal development Venue : To be confirmed in…

Tin Whistle classes (Intermediate)

These Tin Whistle classes will cover more advanced techniques in ornamentation and style. They would suit people who already possess a basic knowledge of the tin whistle. Date: 28 th Sept, 2023 – May 9th, 2024 Day: Thursday Time : 7.15pm – 8.15pm Category: Venue : Teachers’ Club, 36 Parnell Square, Dublin 1. Cost: €125…

Tin Whistle for Beginners Course

Tin Whistle for Beginners Course. These classes are designed for beginners and will cover all aspects of traditional Irish music. The tin whistle is the generation “D” whistle. Date: Sept 28th, 2023 – May 9th, 2024 Day: Thursday Time : 6.15pm – 7.15pm Category: Venue : Teachers’ Club, 36 Parnell Square, Dublin 1 Cost: €125…

Ukulele Beginners Course

Ukulele Beginners Course at Peoples College Lecturer: Darren Loughran Date: Sept 28th, 2023 – May 9th, 2024 Day: Thursday Time : 6.00pm – 7.00pm Category: Venue : Teachers Club,36 Parnell Square Cost: €125.00 for 24 classes The Ukulele for Beginners has a new term commencing on the 12th October. It will be a fun course…

Ukulele Intermediate Course
Ukulele Intermediate Course is a course run by People\\\'s College for Continuing Education and Training, Dublin. It is a Practical course with a duration of 24 weeks. For more information about Ukulele Intermediate Course at People\\\'s College for Continuing Education and Training, please review the details below.
Watercolours - Beginners/Improvers

Tutor: Noel Hayes In this course students will learn how to use watercolours paints and how to handle brushes and materials. We will explore the basic methods and techniques used in watercolour painting. The class is aimed to assist students create their own individual artworks in a unique and personal way. This term will include…

Watercolours Intermediate course

Watercolours Intermediate course at the Peoples College.   Date: Sept 25th 2023 – Jan 22nd 2024 Day: Monday Time : 11am – 1.00pm Category: Personal development, The Arts Venue : The Connect Union Building, 6 Gardiner Row, Dublin 1 Cost: €130 for ten classes

Yoga (Hatha)for Beginners & Improvers - Tues Mornings

Yoga (Hatha) for Beginners and Improvers – Tues Mornings. Tutor: Tony Walsh – Dip. Chinese Herbal Medicine. Cert Nanjing. ACHI, Dip. TCM Acupunc- ture. AFPA, Cert Medical Qigong. Shulan College of Chinese Medicine UK, Cert Qigong Teachers’ Association UK. Date: Sept 5th 2023 – May 07, 2024 Day: Tuesday Time : 11.45 – 12.45pm Category:…

Yoga, (Hatha) Beginners & Improvers Course - Tuesday Evenings

Yoga for Beginners  Course – Tuesday Evenings. Tutor: Tony Walsh – Dip. Chinese Herbal Medicine. Cert Nanjing. ACHI, Dip. TCM Acupunc- ture. AFPA, Cert Medical Qigong. Shulan College of Chinese Medicine UK, Cert Qigong Teachers’ Association UK. Date: Sept 5th, 2023 – March 12th, 2024 Day: Tuesday Time : 6.00 – 7.00 pm Category: Venue : To be…

Positive Psychology - Advanced Course for Real Life Situations SPRING TERM

Tutor: Elaine Metcalfe, Bsc. Education & Training, MA Modern Irish History, Dip. Life Coach- ing, Certified Train-the-Trainer, DTM. Date: Feb 14th, 2024 – May 8th, 2024 Day: Wednesday Time : 6.15pm – 7.45pm Category: Health and Fitness, Personal development, Professional development, Stress Management, Working with Groups, Youth & Community Venue : The Teachers Club, 36…

Positive Psychology Beginners: Putting the Science of Happiness into your life
Positive Psychology Beginners: Putting the Science of Happiness into your life is a course run by People\\\'s College for Continuing Education and Training, Dublin. It is a Classroom Based course with a duration of 12 weeks. For more information about Positive Psychology Beginners: Putting the Science of Happiness into your life at People\\\'s College for Continuing Education and Training, please review the details below.

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