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Ceol Phádraig

Music at St Patrick’s College Drumcondra, 1875-2016


Edited By John Buckley and John O'Flynn

Since its foundation in 1875, the activities of St Patrick’s College Drumcondra and its graduates have been closely woven into the educational and cultural fabric of Irish society. This volume charts how music and music education have fulfilled a major role throughout the history of the Dublin-based establishment that began as a teacher training college and later evolved into a college of education and liberal arts. Graduates of St Patrick’s College have taught hundreds of thousands, if not millions of pupils across the country, have made significant contributions to various facets of professional and amateur music activity, and have had an invaluable influence on the wellbeing of individuals, the development of communities and the advancement of the nation as a whole.

The book records and interprets key musical developments, appraises the work of major contributors, and captures the activities of students, staff and visiting musicians at St Patrick’s College up to its incorporation into Dublin City University in 2016. It represents a major scholarly work that details the progress of music at a university college in Ireland, and it is envisaged that its varied chapters and themes will evoke further memories and discussions among graduates of the College and others.

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Appendix D: Music and music education dissertations and theses, 2000-2016 (John O’Flynn)


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Appendix D: Music and Music Education Dissertations and Theses, 2000-2016

Compiled by John O’Flynn


Siobhán Keane, ‘A “write an opera” project in a school for children with physical and learning disabilities’, MEd

Assumpta Kerins, ‘Beginning classroom music: an investigation into musical experience and achievement during the first six months of formal schooling’, MEd

Caitríona Ní Threasaigh, ‘Attitudes of generalist primary school teachers towards music teaching: implications for inservice education’, MEd


Deirdre Cullen, ‘Enculturation, music education and instrumental learning in the traditional Irish music experience: a case study of one Gaelscoil’, MEd

Eimear Ní Mhaolmhuaidh, ‘Researching the need for music lesson materials in Gaelscoileanna and their design, trial and assessment’, MEd

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