Course Registration

1. Centering Prayer: God is Love – The Heart of All Creation 30 Jan.-1 May 2018 ( 12 Weeks)

Blanaid Gallagher, OP

This programme offers a vision of hope and a view of reality that integrates the sciences, religion and our place in the cosmos as divine in origin. It is suitable for those who have some experience of Centering Prayer.         

Voluntary contribution at each session.

30 Jan.-1 May 2018 10.30-12.00 noon

Price: Voluntary contribution at each session. EUR0.00

Date: 30/01/2018 - 01/05/2018

2. Hatha Yoga 30 Jan.-1 May 2018 (12 Weeks)

Marianne Smulders

30 Jan.-1 May 10.00- 11.30am
Regular yoga practice can impart a number of different physical, mental and emotional benefits. The exercises tone and strengthen the body, increase circulation and oxygen flow, energize for the day and help unwind in the evening. The course is suitable for all levels and ages. Newcomers are most welcome!
€145 (12 weeks)

Price: 12 Weeks EUR145.00

Date: 30/01/2018 - 01/05/2018

3. French Level 2 (Advanced Beginners) 30 Jan.-1 May 2018 (12 Weeks)

Marie Helène Dolan

30 Jan.-1 May 10.30-12.00 noon
For students who can produce simple French sentences and can ask and respond to simple French questions. In this course, listening and speaking skills are built upon, and revision of main points in French grammar is covered. In a fun, friendly, relaxed atmosphere, these classes will enable students to communicate with more fluency to feel confident in most everyday situations. €130 (12 weeks)

Price: 12 Weeks EUR130.00

Date: 30/01/2018 - 01/05/2018

9. Hatha Yoga 30 Jan.-1 May 2018 ( 12 Weeks)

Marianne Smulders

30 Jan.-1 May 8.00-9.30pm
Regular yoga practice can impart a number of different physical, mental and emotional benefits. The exercises tone and strengthen the body, increase circulation and oxygen flow, energize for the day and help unwind in the evening. The course is suitable for all levels and ages. Newcomers most welcome! €145 (12 weeks)

Price: 12 Weeks EUR145.00

Date: 30/01/2018 - 01/05/2018

12. A Voyage of Discoveries in Art 31 Jan.-21 March 2018 (8 Weeks)

John O’Riordan

31 Jan.-21 March
John O’Riordan 10.00-12.00 noon
For new students we will start with a journey through European art from ancient Greece to the 20th century. Then we will have an investigation of Islamic art, and among other interesting topics, we will examine the life and work of Picasso, Jacques Louis David, John Singer Sargent. Students are welcome to request topics for us to examine. €110 (8 weeks)

Price: 8 Weeks EUR110.00

Date: 31/01/2018 - 21/03/2018

13. German (Conversation) 31 Jan.-2 May 2018 (12 Weeks)

Ruzica Ruane

31 Jan.-2 May 2018 10.30-12.00 noon
Immerse yourself in German language and culture in this engaging class. Topical issues, art, literature and Austrian and German traditions are explored in a fun and informative way. The conversational manner is sure to boost both your confidence and fluency. €130 (12 weeks)

Price: 12 Weeks EUR130.00

Date: 31/01/2018 - 02/05/2018

16. Irish (Conversation) 1 Feb.-3 May 2018 (12 Weeks)

Dáire Stevenson

1 Feb.-3 May 10.30-12.00 noon
This course is designed for students to improve their skills in conversational Irish in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. The emphasis will be on giving the student confidence to use the language in everyday situations. We will discuss a wide range of topics from current affairs to literature and cinema. A good basic level of Irish is required. Fáilte roimh chách. €130 (12 weeks)

Price: 12 Weeks EUR130.00

Date: 01/02/2018 - 03/05/2018

18. Exploring English Literature 1 Feb.-3 May 2018 ( 12 Weeks)

Phil Dunne

1 Feb.-3 May
Phil Dunne 10.30-12.00 noon
In this class, we read, discuss and share novels, poetry and drama. Our reading material is a mixture of classic and contemporary work written in English and translated writing. We like to read both established and emerging writers. No prior knowledge of English literature is required. We emphasise enjoyment. €130 (12 weeks)

Price: 12 Weeks EUR130.00

Date: 01/02/2018 - 03/05/2018

19. Tai Chi for Health and Relaxation 1 Feb.-3 May 2018 (12 Weeks)

Jane Bailey, IBVM

1 Feb.-3 May
Jane Bailey, IBVM 10.30-12.00 noon
The ancient Chinese practice of Tai Chi is becoming ever more popular in the West. With its slow, gentle movements, it is an excellent way of promoting physical and mental well-being. Suitable for people of all ages and abilities, it helps to foster a “relaxed body, quiet mind, contented spirit.” Beginners and improvers welcome. €130 (12 weeks)

Price: 12 Weeks EUR130.00

Date: 01/02/2018 - 03/05/2018

20. I Don’t Believe in Santa Either! 1 Feb.-1 March 2018 (5 Weeks)

Patrick Quinn

1 Feb.-1 March
Patrick Quinn 10.30-12.00 noon
Faith today is often dismissed as irrational. This judgement overlooks the fact that religion and philosophy were close companions for most of our history. The course will explore what relationship, if any, exists between the two by examining the thoughts in Plato’s dialogue, Laws, followed by the views of St. Paul, Tertullian and Augustine together with David Hume, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Gabriel Marcel and Mary Midgley. Handouts supplied and class discussion encouraged. €55 (5 weeks)

Price: 5 Weeks EUR55.00

Date: 01/02/2018 - 01/03/2018

17. French Level 4 (Advanced) 1 Feb.-3 May 2018 (12 Weeks)

Marie Helène Dolan

1 Feb.-3 May
Marie Helène Dolan 10.30-12.00 noon
This course is for students who have a good command of French and would like to keep up to date with cultural, social and political developments in France and increase their fluency and confidence in spoken French. Relaxed and friendly atmosphere guaranteed.
Au plaisir de vous voir ou de vous revoir! €130 (12 weeks)

Price: Admission: 12 Weeks EUR130.00

Date: 01/02/2018 - 03/05/2018

21. Sacred Dance / Dance Meditation 2 Feb.-23 March 2018 (8 Weeks)

Terry Hennessy

2 Feb.-23 March Terry Hennessy 10.30am-12.30pm
Experience harmony of body, mind and spirit, joy, peace, community, healing and fun as you dance to beautiful music while being open to yourself, to the group and to what the dance stirs in you. Sacred dance is influenced by the classical and European folk traditions. No previous experience necessary - clear instructions are given. A warm welcome awaits all. €125 (8 weeks)

Price: 8 Weeks EUR125.00

Date: 02/02/2018 - 23/03/2018

22. French Level 3 (Intermediate) 2 Feb.-4 May 2018 (12 Weeks)

Marie Helène Dolan

2 Feb.-4 May
Marie Helène Dolan 10.30-12.00 noon
In this course, the emphasis is on easing students into conversational French. Learned grammatical concepts are revised and put into a variety of conversation-based exercises that strengthen comprehension and self-expression. These classes will help you learn more complex forms and more advanced vocabulary, giving you the confidence to converse on a range of topics. À bientôt! €130 (12 weeks)

Price: 12 Weeks EUR130.00

Date: 02/02/2018 - 04/05/2018

23. The Passion of Jesus 2 Feb.-23 Feb. 2018 (4 Weeks)

Sean Goan

2 Feb.-23 Feb.
Sean Goan 10.30-12.00 noon
This course will explore the accounts of the death of Jesus in Matthew, Mark and Luke, beginning with a consideration of the historical questions raised by the accounts of the Passion and then moving to a literary and theological reflection on each passion narrative. €45 (4 weeks)

Price: 4 Weeks EUR45.00

Date: 02/02/2018 - 23/02/2018

7. Patrick Kavanagh’s Legacy 50 Years 27 Feb.-20 March (4 Weeks)

Úna Agnew, SSL

27 Feb.-20 March 10.30-12.00 noon
Over this 4 week course we will study the life and work of Patrick Kavanagh as we trace his time-line from Monaghan to the Grand Canal in Dublin until his death in 1967. Has Kavanagh anything of value to offer, fifty years after his death? How does this South-east Ulster poet transform the local into the universal? Where does his spirituality lie? Is it relevant today? €45 (4 weeks)

Price: 4 Weeks EUR45.00

Date: 27/02/2018 - 20/03/2018

Lecture 4: Family Lecture Series: The Family in the Catholic Tradition

27 February, 8–9.30pm
The Family in the Catholic Tradition
Dr Mary McCaughey, The Priory Institute

Price: General Admission EUR12.00

Date: 27/02/2018 - 27/02/2018

14. Spirituality for Change 28 Feb.- 21 March 2018 (4 Weeks)

Stephen Cummins, OP

28 Feb.- 21 March
Stephen Cummins, OP 10.30-12.00 noon
In what way does/could our Christian faith contribute to living in contemporary society? What kind of spirituality is needed in a world where change seems to be the only constant? This brief course will lead us into various reflections using the wisdom of Judaeo-Christian scripture and our Christian tradition on the reality of engaging with our culture. €45 (4 weeks)

Price: 4 Weeks EUR45.00

Date: 28/02/2018 - 21/03/2018

Lecture 5: Family Lecture Series: The Marriage Referendum: challenges and opportunities for the Church

6 March, 8–9.30pm
The Marriage Referendum: challenges and opportunities for the Church
John Littleton, The Priory Institute

Price: General Admission EUR12.00

Date: 06/03/2018 - 06/03/2018

Lecture 6: Family Lecture Series: Surrogacy and the Requirements of Justice

13 March, 8–9.30pm
Surrogacy and the Requirements of Justice
Dr Cathriona Russell, Trinity College Dublin

Price: General Admission EUR12.00

Date: 13/03/2018 - 13/03/2018

8. Fra Angelico’s Colours, Shapes & Sounds 10 April-1 May 2018 (4 Weeks)

Fra Angelico’s Colours, Shapes & Sounds 10 April-1 May 2018 10.30-12.00 noon
“Art has a unique capacity to take one or other facet of the message and translate it into colours, shapes and sounds, which nourish the intuition of those who look or listen“ (John Paul II). Fra Angelico combined selected “fruits of the earth”, and with his brushes translated the radiance of God’s colours into vibrant narratives of celestial beauty. This module will explore Angelico’s choice of colour as means to enhance his artistic preaching vocabulary. €45 (4 weeks)

Price: 4 Weeks EUR45.00

Date: 10/04/2018 - 01/05/2018

How to Talk About God in Our Schools 10 April-1 May 2018 (4 Weeks)

John Scally

Andrew Pierce

10 April-1 May 8.00-9.30pm
Public perceptions of faith-based schools sometimes remain in the realm of the 1950s when more authoritarian attitudes prevailed across all spectrums of Irish society. We live and educate today in accordance with the new realities. Our schools are faith-based schools not of the 1950s but of the twenty first century. The course is an opportunity for all concerned to reflect on the nature of Education and of the values we need to transmit in our schools.

Price: 4 Weeks EUR45.00

Date: 10/04/2018 - 01/05/2018

15. Can Human Beings Claim to Know God? 11 April-2 May 2018 (4 Weeks)

Dorrie Balfe OP

11 April-2 May
Dorrie Balfe, OP 10.30-12.00 noon
This course will explore our human understanding of God. It will examine the role of language (God Talk), of Metaphors, Symbols and Analogy. We will explore healthy and unhealthy God imaging and will probe the possible relationship between such images as may condition human beings in terms of liberation and repression. €45 (4 weeks)

Price: 4 Weeks EUR45.00

Date: 11/04/2018 - 02/05/2018

25. The Resurrection of Jesus 13-April-4 May 2018 (4 Weeks)

Sean Goan

13-April-4 May
Sean Goan 10.30-12.00 noon
The resurrections accounts in each of the synoptic gospels will be considered from a literary and theological perspective after an opening class on the idea of resurrection and its place in first century Judaism. €45 (4 weeks)

Price: 4 Weeks EUR45.00

Date: 13/04/2018 - 04/05/2018