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Culture Night

The Open University has participated in Culture Night Dublin for several years hosting extremely popular evenings of poetry, prose and open-mic sessions with renowned Irish poets and Open University tutors Nessa O’Mahony & Siobhan Campbell in the Winding Stair Bookshop on Ormond Quay.  This year as the night steps online, we will be hosting a twitter open mic session for budding creative writers.

The front of Castletown House in County Kildare

Creative Writing workshops in historic Irish houses

Commemorating the past in 2016, The Open University hosted Creative Writing Workshops with renowned Irish poet and Open University tutor Nessa O’Mahony in the stunning locations of Castletown House, Co. Kildare and Lissadell House, Co. Sligo.

These hugely enjoyable and informative workshops help attendees to discover ways to kick-start writing projects, shape stories, memoirs or poetry and research the past.

We plan to continue hosting Creative Writing Workshops in Historic Houses around Ireland. Details of confirmed events will be published on our events page.

Someone looking through binoculars with an Iceberg in the distance.

Career and Graduate Fairs

We currently participate in a range of Career and Graduate Fairs in Ireland. These are a great opportunity for people to find out about studying with The Open University.

We currently take part in fairs with the University of Limerick and Institutes of Technology in Dublin, Cork, Donegal Galway and Mayo and Gradireland Fairs held in the RDS in Dublin. We also take part in STEM promotion weeks such as Engineers’ Week, in collaboration with Engineers Ireland, the professional body for Engineers in Ireland.

We have previously participated in Career Zoo, Jobs Expo, Which Course and Higher Options Fair.

3 people sitting on a sofa in The Open University office reception

Library events

Over the last 4 years we’ve had 64 library events in 20 counties. We’ve held events in libraries in all four provinces of Ireland from dlr LexIcon in Dublin to Killarney Public Library in Kerry and from Galway City Library to Letterkenny Library in Donegal..