Welcome to Celtic Civilisation at NUI Galway

What is Celtic Civilisation?

Celtic Civilisation is the study of the legacy of the Celts in the world, from the earliest times, the sixth century BC, when we first encounter the Celts in history, through their encounters with the ancient Greeks and Romans.

As part of this study, we examine the formation of the peoples and the nations of Ireland, Northern and Western Britain and France in the early Middle Ages, and also look at aspects of the Celts in early-modern and modern western Europe.

Celtic Civilisation examines the history, archaeology, languages, literatures, mythologies and cultures of the Celts through the centuries.

Why study Celtic Civilisation?

This subject provides a comprehensive insight into the reality behind popular conceptions and misconceptions of the Celts in the ancient, medieval and modern incarnations. Through the study of this subject, you will be encouraged to view Celtic literature and culture in a new light, and to appreciate the legacy of the Celts, as evidenced in the literatures, languages, beliefs, customs and archaeology of Europe. Studying Celtic Civilisation will develop your research, analytical and communication skills, and further enhance your ability to present material clearly and effectively.

We offer Celtic Civilisation at undergraduate level as part of a BA (joint honours) degree. Visit NUI Galway's Courses Page for information on how to apply, entry requirements and assessment.

Course descriptors, timetables etc. for the academic year 2016-2017 is available under: First Year Booklet; Second Year Booklet; Final Year Booklet.