Classics at NUI Galway


Introductory Talks and Visits to Classics

Wednesday 31st August 2pm - 3pm, Ó hEocha Theatre (first floor, Arts Millennium Building) followed by visits to Classics from 3pm.

Thursday, 1st September 1pm -2pm, Fottrell Theatre Theatre (first floor, Arts Millennium Building) followed by visits to Classics from 2pm.

Friday, 2nd September from 12am – 1pm in the Larmor Theatre  (at lift to Tower 1) in the Arts/Science Concourse) followed by visits to Classics from 1pm.

Classics is on Floor 3 of Tower 2 in the Arts/Science Concourse (take the stairs or the lift near the Bank of Ireland).


Course documentation for 2016-17 is available under: Classics in First Arts, Classics in Second Arts, Classics in Final Year Arts, Visiting Students, or MA in Classics.

Classics is available as a subject in the BA programme and also at postgraduate level (MA and PhD). The undergraduate course traces the origins of European civilization, starting with the ancient Greeks and Romans and moving forward towards the rise of Christian Europe into the early Middle Ages, taking Ireland into this international perspective.

Our programme is intensely multidisciplinary, combining the study of literature and thought, art and archaeology, and languages and texts.

From second year, students may take up the study of Latin and/or Greek, as well as historical linguistics, and explore the history and interconnectedness of European languages including English and Irish.

At postgraduate level, students join a vibrant research community with interests ranging from Etruscan archaeology to Medieval Latin, heroic literature to digital editing.

Contact us

We are located in Tower 2 of the main Arts & Sciences Building. Come to the lift near the Bank of Ireland end of the Concourse, and find us on the top floor.

See the People in Classics page for individual contact details.

For general queries, our administrator, Margaret Logan, will be happy to help (mornings only): 
Tel. 091 495448 or ext. 5448

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Classics news

2016 Margaret Heavey Memorial Lecture
‘The Enigmatic Aspects of the Hisperica Famina’
Prof. Andy Orchard (Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon, Pembroke College, Oxford)
Time: Thursday 3 March, 5pm Venue: Charles McMunn Theatre (Arts/Science Concourse), NUI Galway. All welcome.

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Seventh Conference of Italian Archaeology

Seventh Conference of Italian Archaeology

NUI Galway, 16–18 April 2016

Classics at NUI Galway is delighted to host this major international event, co-organised by Dr Edward Herring and Dr Eóin O'Donoghue. The conference focuses on the archaeology of Italy from the Neolithic to the late Medieval period. CONFERENCE PROGRAMME NOW AVAILABLE.