• Welcome To Open Learning Ireland

    Open Learning Ireland is a voluntary group dedicated to creating a new free education space in Dublin. A place where anyone can go, to learn or to teach something they love, for free. To promote this idea, we're running a series of 'pop-up' events, where we invite the public to come along and Learn Something; Share Something; Do Something.

Minutes 04.03.13

Minutes 04.03.13   Notes from closing meeting – morning lectures (low attendance) – suggestion for pre-registration – seomra happy – people found location (seomra hard to find) – streams / season on topic => improve thematics / coherence => divide between thinking / tinkering / expressive workshops (expressive arts / narrative art) (madness / dreams) … Continue reading


Photos from Learn Something; Share Something; Do Something

Hey folks, thanks a million to all who offered their brains, brawn and talent to putting together our Learn Something; Share Something Do Something Festival. Thanks also to everyone who attended, we really appreciate the enthusiasm and engagement you brought to the event. It was lovely to meet everyone who came by for any of … Continue reading

‘Madness’, psychotherapy and medication

Notes from talk delivered 26th February at Open Learning Ireland Topics 0 – Stats 1 – History of mental illness treatment 2 – Modern ideas about mental illness 3 – Psychiatric / Personality disorders 4 – Diagnosis 5 – Psychiatric Medication 6 – Different types of treatment practitioner 7 – Different types of therapy 8 … Continue reading

Guide for volunteers @ Learn Something; Share Something; Do Something

Open Learning Ireland Background We are a volunteer run group dedicated to creating a permanent, open access learning space in Dublin city. This would be a volunteer run, free to access space, offering everyone the opportunity to teach and learn anything that took their fancy; emphasising non-coercive, peer learning and hands on workshops and labs. … Continue reading

Spotlight on workshop: Come Here To Me! on history and research on the Internet

Topic How to research history online, through interviews and using public archives. Content The writers of the Come Here To Me blog and upcoming book will speak on: – Setting up blog, FB and Twitter page for a project, history or otherwise. – Using history resources (newspapers, google books, google scholar, census records, old OSI … Continue reading

Spotlight on workshop: Using CeltX to write short films

Topic CeltX is a free open source solution for scriptwriting for radio, stage and screen. The software allows online collaboration and automatically formats scripts into a variety of specific formats, including screenplay and BBC radio. Content Lecture-dem, hands-on trialling, leading to a one or two page script! This will introduce wannabe scriptwriters to the free … Continue reading

Guidelines for Participants

Check out our guidelines for participants of Open Learning Ireland’s Learn Something; Share Something; Do Something Week of free lectures and workshops (25th February – 2nd March, Seomra Spraoi). The Guide includes directions, frequently asked questions and a lot of bad jokes. It’s also written in the style of a classic text based adventure game. … Continue reading

Weekly Meeting Minutes – 18.02.13

Open Learning Ireland Meeting Minutes 19.02.13   We have a venue! – Seomra Spraoi – Our event will take up several rooms in the space, providing us with additional capacity We have a new volunteer – Mariafelicia – Other new volunteers not at meeting – Sarah O’Keefe – Robert Mulligan – Naomi will handle volunteer … Continue reading

New Venue for February Event!

Hi folks, we’re proud to announce a change of venue for our Learn Something; Share Something; Do Something event Feb 25th – March 2nd. Open Learning Ireland will be resident at the Seomra Spraoi autonomous social space. Seomra is located at 10 Belvedere Court, off Gardener St in Dublin 1 (directions here). Seomra have been … Continue reading

New Poster for Learn Something; Share Something; Do Something

Hotpress writer and graphic designer Anne Sexton has been kind enough to create a new poster for our February event. You can download a high resolution PDF of the poster below. Feel free to print it out and post it up in your college / workplace, or anywhere you think people might be interested. High … Continue reading