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People’s College for Continuing Education and Training

31/32 Parnell Square, 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)
Herbal Medicine (Introduction Evening Course)
Herbal Medicine (Introduction Course). Tutor: Bernie Mc Cormick, BSc (Hons) Herbal Medicine, Diploma in Applied Chemistry. Date: Oct 13, 2020 - Jan 26, 2021 Day: Tuesday Time : 6.30 - 8.00pm Category: Health and Fitness,…
Herbal Medicine - Introduction - Morning class
Tutor: Bernie Mc Cormick, BSc (Hons) Herbal Medicine, Diploma in Applied Chemistry. Date: Oct 14, 2020 - Jan 27, 2021 Day: Wednesday Time : 11.00am - 12.30pm Category: Health and Fitness, Stress Management Venue :…
Avenues into Modern and Contemporary Art (Saturday Class)
ART APPRECIATION (Term commences Saturday 3 October 2020 – Saturday 17 April 2021 (excluding Bank Holiday weekends/Christmas holidays) Avenues into Modern & Contemporary Art Course is co-ordinated by Jessica O’Donnell Date: Oct 03, 2020 -…
UPCYCLE, RECYCLE & REPURPOSE WORKSHOPS FOR THE FUTURE WE LIVE IN.
This is a brand new course for the college. Niki Collier, our newest arts and crafts tutor will be delivering this new course and hope you all enjoy the journey. Date: Oct 14, 2020 -…
Astronomy - Elementary Course
Astronomy - Elementary Course. This course will introduce you to the following topics: Mapping the Skies Constellations Practical observing Telescopes and equipment Right ascension and declination Earths orbit Measuring astronomical distances The Sun and the…
Dancing (Ballroom, Latin, Salsa, Jive)
Dancing Course (Ballroom, Latin, Salsa, Jive). Dance classes at the Peoples College. Dont just watch strictly, come on down and learn the steps. Due to Covid 19, social distancing will be important so it is…
Calligraphy - All levels
This class will focus on learning new scripts along with experimentation of new writing tools and materials. Learning will be through demonstration and individual guided practice. Students will be encouraged and assisted to create personalised…
Calligraphy - ALL Levels Wednesday Option
Tutor: Ms Grainne Carr This course is suitable for anyone interested in learning calligraphy. No experience is necessary and complete beginners are welcome. Date: Oct 14, 2020 - Jan 27, 2021 Day: Wednesday Time :…
Ontology (Reality Check) Course
Lecturer: Ben Somers, 3rd Dan Ninjutsu Instructor, Tai Chi Instructor, Ontology Instructor Date: Oct 12, 2020 - Jan 25, 2021 Day: Monday Time : 6.30 - 8.00 pm Category: Mental Health, Personal development Venue : To be confirmed in office on…
Creative Writing Course (Morning class)
Creative Writing Course. Continuation of autumn course, also suitable for new members. This workshop is for those who want to discover and develop their creative writing skills by exploring the imagination, overcoming fear, developing a…
Creative Writing Evening Class
Tanya Farrelly is the author of three books: a short story collection When Black Dogs Sing, winner of the Kate O’ Brien Award 2017, as well as two novels: The Girl Behind the Lens and…
Creative Writing Morning Class
Susan is the author of three novels, two short story collections, a book of non-fiction and several stage and radio plays. The workshop is aimed at people who want to write but don’t quite know…
Creative Writing, Introduction (Evening Class)
Creative Writing, Introduction (Evening Class). There will be two terms of twelve weeks each and participants can sign up to both or to either the first or second part. The first term will cover the…
PEOPLE’S COLLEGE - LETTERS CLUB with Grainne Carr
Tutor: Grainne Carr brings this new exciting class to the college. Date: Oct 14, 2020 - Jan 27, 2021 Day: Wednesday Time : 1.30pm - 3.00pm Category: Personal development Venue : To be confirmed in…
Computers - Digital Skills Level 1
Computers - Digital Skills Level 1. This course will teach you how to use your own computer/laptop/Smartphone. No more asking someone else to do something for you. You will achieve the basic computer skills needed…
Computers - Digital Skills Level 2 - Wednesday Eve
Computers - Digital Skills Level 2 - Wednesday Eve. This course will cover the following topics: Recap on basic computer skills Transfer files from phone to PC Learn about new apps to assist with daily…
Drama Group Course
Drama Group Course. With having fun in a creative and supportive environment high on the agenda there may be a few places remaining for anyone who feels there's not enough drama in their lives. Date:…
English Literature Appreciation
Tutor: Stephen O’Kane BA (Hons), DipM This course aims to guide students through some classics of English Literature. Date: Oct 12, 2020 - Jan 25, 2021 Day: Monday Time : 6.15pm- 7.45pm Category: The Arts…
Introducing James Joyce ‘ULYSSES' Spring Term
Meet Joyce’s everyman Leopold Bloom and his racy, earthy wife Molly, along with a host of other Dubliner's brought to vivid life. Date: Feb 01, 2021 - May 12, 2021 Day: Monday Time : 6.00pm…
GET MONEY FIT
NEW – “GET MONEY FIT” – 5 week course Tutor: Mark Herman, qualified life coach and trainer Date: Oct 17, 2020 - Nov 14, 2021 Day: Saturday Time : 11.00am - 1.15pm Category: Economics, Preparation…
Energy and Vitality in Movement
Lecturer: Ben Somers, 3rd Dan Ninjutsu Instructor, Tai Chi Instructor, Ontology Instructor. Date: Oct 14, 2020 - Jan 27, 2021 Day: Wednesday Time : 11.00 - 12.30pm Category: Health & Safety, Health and Fitness, Personal…
Flower Arranging Classes
Tutor: Sinead Doyle In this course each participant will learn everything needed to produce beautiful floral creations for every occasion and season. Date: Oct 12, 2020 - Jan 25, 2021 Day: Monday Time : 6.00pm…
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: Oct 14, 2020 - Jan 27, 2021 Day: Wednesday Time : 6.30pm…
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…
French Intermediate I Course
French Intermediate I Course. This course is designed for people who have completed the People’s College Elementary course or those who have acquired basic spoken French. Date: Oct 15, 2020 - Jan 28, 2021 Day:…
French Intermediate II Course
French Intermediate II Course. This course is designed for people who have completed the People’s College Intermediate I course or those who have a good knowledge of the various past tenses, future and conditional tenses.…
Guitar (Intermediate) Course
Guitar (Intermediate) Course. This course caters for those who have completed the beginner’s course or those who have been playing classical guitar for at least one year. Students taking this course must have knowledge of…
Guitar for Beginners course
Date: Oct 15, 2020 - May 06, 2021 Day: Thursday Time : 7.15pm - 8.15pm Category: Venue : Teachers’ Club, 36 Parnell Square, Dublin 1. Cost: €125 for 24 classes Tutor: Alan Grundy, M.A. (Mus),…
HISTORY - EXPLORING JAMES JOYCE’S DUBLINER'S AND A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN
Tutor: Dr Conor Farnan Date: Oct 14, 2020 - Jan 12, 2021 Day: Wednesday Time : 6.00pm - 8.00pm Category: History and Politics, Personal development, The Arts Venue : To be confirmed in office on…
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:…
Life Coaching using Positive Psychology - Autumn Evening Option
Tutor: Elaine Metcalfe, Bsc. Education & Training, MA Modern Irish History, Dip. Life Coach- ing, Certified Train-the-Trainer, DTM. Date: Oct 15, 2020 - Jan 28, 2021 Day: Thursday Time : 6.00pm - 7.30pm Category: Health…
Conversational Irish Course
Conversational Irish Course. This is a 24 week course divided into two terms of 12 weeks each - it will continue in February 2021. Date: Oct 12, 2020 - Jan 25, 2021 Day: Monday Time…
Irish for Beginners course
This is a 24 week course divided into two terms of 12 weeks each - it will continue in February 2021. Date: Oct 12, 2020 - Jan 25, 2021 Day: Monday Time : 8.00pm -…
Conversational Italian Course
Conversational Italian Course. This course is designed as a continuation of our beginners 2 course or similar, with an emphasis on conversation skills. Date: Oct 13, 2020 - Jan 26, 2021 Day: Tuesday Time :…
Italian for Beginners Course
This Italian for Beginners Course is designed for real beginners with no previous knowledge of Italian. This course is designed for real beginners with no previous knowledge of Italian. At the end of the course…
Italian Intermediate course
  This course is intended for students who have acquired a good level of understanding and who wish to further their knowledge of Italian language and cultureDate: Oct 13, 2020 - Jan 26, 2021 Day:…
Feltmaking - Beginners/Intermediate - Tuesday Evening Option
Niki Collier is an award winning visual artist who works in the area of constructed textiles and mixed media. She also produces limited edition collections which are sold through artisan galleries throughout the world Date:…
Feltmaking course (Beginners & Intermediate)
Niki Collier is an award winning visual artist who works in the area of constructed textiles and mixed media. She also produces limited edition collections which are sold through artisan galleries throughout the world. Date:…
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: Oct 13, 2020 - Jan 26, 2021…
History Of Medicine
Tutor: Bernie Mc Cormick, BSc (Hons) Herbal Medicine, Diploma in Applied Chemistry. Date: Oct 15, 2020 - Jan 28, 2021 Day: Thursday Time : 11.00am - 12.30pm Category: Health and Fitness, Stress Management Venue :…
Mindfulness, Meditation, Relaxation for Beginners, Improver's and Practitioners
Mindfulness, Meditation, Relaxation for Beginners, Improver's and Practitioners. A 24 week course in guided relaxation and mindfulness meditation for health and well-being. Date: Oct 13, 2020 - May 07, 2021 Day: Tuesday Time : 7.15pm…
Millinery Course
Niki Collier is an award winning visual artist who works in the area of constructed textiles and mixed media. She also produces limited edition collections which are sold through artisan galleries throughout the world Date:…
Mindfulness, Meditation, Relaxation for Beginners, Improver's and Practitioners
Mindfulness, Meditation, Relaxation for Beginners, Improver's and Practitioners. A 24 week course in guided relaxation and mindfulness meditation for health and well-being. Date: Oct 13, 2020 - May 07, 2021 Day: Tuesday Time : 7.15pm…
Music Appreciation - Beginners Course
Music Appreciation - Beginners Course. An easy introduction to pieces of popular classical music and the instruments of the orchestra. The course will outline the development of classical music from plainchant to the late 20th…
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: Oct…
Tin Whistle (Intermediate)
These 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: Oct 15, 2020 - May 06, 2021 Day: Thursday…
Ukulele Beginners Course
Ukulele Beginners Course at Peoples College Lecturer: Alan Grundy, M.A.(Mus), Hon.V.C.M., F.T.C.L., L.R.S.M., A.L.C.M. Date: Oct 15, 2020 - May 06, 2021 Day: Thursday Time : 6.00pm – 7.00pm Category: Venue : Teachers Club,36 Parnell…
Ukulele Intermediate Course
Lecturer: Alan Grundy, M.A.(Mus), Hon.V.C.M., F.T.C.L., L.R.S.M., A.L.C.M. Date: Oct 16, 2020 - May 07, 2021 Day: Friday Time : 6.30pm – 7.30pm Category: Mental Health, Stress Management, The Arts Venue : To be confirmed…
Painting for All
This 12 week painting course is for beginners and improvers to build confidence and skill Tutor: Elizabeth Archbold Date: Oct 12, 2020 - Jan 25, 2021 Day: Monday Time : 6.30pm - 8.00pm Category: Venue…
GET MONEY FIT
NEW – “GET MONEY FIT” – 5 week course Tutor: Mark Herman, qualified life coach and trainer Date: Oct 17, 2020 - Nov 14, 2021 Day: Saturday Time : 11.00am - 1.15pm Category: Economics, Preparation…
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. Tutor: Odran Reid, BA (Mod), H.Dip Ed, MSc Spatial Planning, MIED, SIMCV Date: Oct 12, 2020 - Jan 25, 2021 Day: Monday…
Public Speaking/Presentation Skills Course
Public Speaking/Presentation Skills Course. Tutor: Colm Mc Glade B.Ed; DTM (Distinguished Toastmaster Award) Date: Oct 15, 2020 - Jan 28, 2021 Day: Thursday Time : 6.30pm - 8.00pm Category: Personal development, Preparation for Work, Professional…
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 04, 2021 - May 06, 2021 Day: Thursday Time : 6.15pm - 7.45pm Category: Health…
Positive Psychology Beginners: Putting the Science of Happiness into your life
Tutor: Elaine Metcalfe, Bsc. Education & Training, MA Modern Irish History, Dip. Life Coach- ing, Certified Train-the-Trainer, DTM. Date: Oct 14, 2020 - Jan 27, 2021 Day: Wednesday Time : 6.15 - 7.45 p.m Category:…
Life Coaching using Positive Psychology - Morning Option
Tutor: Elaine Metcalfe, Bsc. Education & Training, MA Modern Irish History, Dip. Life Coach- ing, Certified Train-the-Trainer, DTM. Date: Oct 15, 2020 - Jan 28, 2021 Day: Thursday Time : 11.00pm - 12.30pm Category: Health…
Qigong (Improvers/Practitioners)
Qigong course run by People's College. 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…
Qigong - Beginners, Improvers
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: Oct 13, 2020 -…
Self Defence for Men and Women
No need for strain!! Learn how to deal with an aggressor with ease and confidence! Our classes are taught very slowly and very gently. It's very effective! For men and women of all ages, shapes,…
A Basic Introduction and Guide to Sociology
Facilitator: Thomas Moore: B.A. Honours (Mod.) Sociology and Social Policy, T.C.D.; Higher Diploma in Further Education, N.U.I. Maynooth. Date: Oct 15, 2020 - Jan 28, 2021 Day: Thursday Time : 6.15pm - 7.45pm Category: Personal…
Spanish 1 Beginners (A1.1) Course
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…
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…
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…
Spanish 4 - Basic (A2.2)
Students should have done beginners course already. 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: Oct…
Spanish 5 - Pre-Intermediate Spanish - Level A2.2 - B1.1
Students should know the past tenses. 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: Oct 13,…
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. The course consists of 24 weeks divided into two terms of 12 weeks each. Date: Oct 15, 2020…
Tin Whistle (Intermediate)
These 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: Oct 15, 2020 - May 06, 2021 Day: Thursday…
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: Oct 15, 2020 - May 06,…
Beginners Guide to Watercolours
Tutor: Ms Grainne Carr Date: Oct 13, 2020 - Jan 12, 2021 Day: Tuesday Time : 11am - 1.00pm Category: Personal development, The Arts Venue : The Connect Union Building, 6 Gardiner Row, Dublin 1…
Watercolours Intermediate course
Date: Oct 12th, 2020 - Jan 26, 2021 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 Beginners 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’…
Yoga for Beginners - Tues Mornings
Yoga 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…

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People’s College for Continuing Education and Training
31/32 Parnell Square, Dublin, Republic of Ireland