Latest News August 2016


As well as the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising, 2016 marked the first year of the holding of the International Byzantine Greek Summer School in TCD. This is the sixth century in which Greek has been taught in TCD.

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1916 Walking Tour

Saturday, 10th September, 2016

Time: 11am @ Liberty Hall, Dublin 1

We are pleased to announce our 1916 walking tour with historian Michael Barry to celebrate the centenary of the rising.  The tour will comprise of a stroll around central Dublin to look at some of the key areas of the Easter Rising in 1916.

We will assemble at Liberty Hall at 11 am., walk to the GPO, then along Moore Street and finish outside the Rotunda Hospital/Parnell Monument, the site of the final surrender.

Duration: approximately 2 hrs

To reserve a place, please contact:

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Author and historian Michael Barry, studied in Trinity College, Dublin. He has worked on transportation projects both in Ireland and around the world. With a strong interest in history and heritage, Michael has written many books including ‘Victorian Dublin Revealed’, and recently, the acclaimed ‘Courage Boys, We are Winning, an Illustrated History of the 1916 Rising’.

Read the 1916 Proclamation in Greek on the Trinity College website

As Greek is the oldest recorded language written with an alphabet, it is appropriate that two translations into Greek were made of the 1916 Proclamation.

“Instead of seeing the 1916 Proclamation as a prophecy about the future, or a prediction from the past, it should be recognised as a memorial from a time when idealism trumped reason, and passed down to us a message which still resonates today. It became the embodiment of the spirit of 1916, a spirit that defined and elevated the subsequent campaign for independence. One hundred years on it remains a triumph of inspiration”.Professor Patrick Geoghegan, School of Histories and Humanities, TCD

To read the Proclamation in Greek and find out more, visit:

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Latest News April 2016


Dublin Greek Film Festival:  21 – 24 April 2016

The Second Dublin Greek Film Festival will present features, documentaries and short films along with special events in top cultural venues in Dublin and will take place on 21-24 April. In addition to the film screenings, this year the festival will host a fundraiser event with a concert with Greek music at the Sugar Club on Sunday 24th of April. All profits will go in support of the refugees in Greece.

For more information and the festival programme, please visit : 

International Byzantine Greek Summer School (IBGSS)

Trinity College Dublin 18 July – 12 August 2016


The Department of Classics, Trinity College Dublin is delighted to host the 2016 International Byzantine Greek Summer School (IBGSS). This is a well-established and successful programme under the direction of Dr Anthony Hirst, building on fifteen years previously at the University of Birmingham (2012-15) and Queen’s University Belfast (2002-2011).


The cost for two weeks will be €400 and for all four weeks €800.
Please note that this does not include accommodation. You will be responsible for booking your own accommodation, but we will be able to offer advice.

The application process is in two stages

  1. Complete the application form and e-mail it as an attachment to Patrick Sammon
  2. Make an online payment

Queries should be directed to Patrick Sammon


The International Byzantine Greek Summer School offers courses in medieval Greek language at three levels:


The Level 1 course is for absolute beginners in Byzantine Greek. It starts with the Greek alphabet and takes students through the basic grammar of Greek to the point where they can begin to translate simple Greek texts with the aid of a dictionary.
Further information about the Level 1 course


The Level 2 course carries straight on from the Level 1 course, completing the coverage of basic Greek grammar and introducing students to a variety of Greek texts. Each year a number of people take both courses.
If the number of participants justifies it (as it did 2012-4) an additional course, Level-2.5 (Higher Intermediate), will be introduced for the more advanced applicants to Level-2, but this course is not offered as a confirmed option at the application stage.
Further information about the Level 2 and 2.5 course


Level 3 is an Advanced Reading course for those who successfully completed Level-2 in a previous year and have made considerable further progress since, or those have acquired the necessary familiarity with Greek by other means.
Further information about the Level 3 course

For more information on this course, please visit: