Red Hugh

by admin on 27/10/2010

Red Hugh

The extraordinary true story of Red Hugh O’Donnell — kidnap, gaol, dungeons, escape. Ireland in 1587 was a tough place. The old Irish clans struggled desperately to hold on to their lands. With the Spanish Armada threatening her in the background, the English queen, Elizabeth I, set out to subdue them. A few weeks before his fifteenth birthday, Red Hugh was captured and taken to Dublin Castle. He was held as hostage to ensure the good beh aviour of his father, chief of the powerful O’Donnell clan of Donegal. After several years, one freezing winter’s night the chance of escape seemed to come at last. But there were great risks …

This book by Deborah Lisson is aimed at pupils in senior classes. These documents for the teacher contain suggestions on how to use the book as a cross-curricular resource in the Sixth Class classroom.

Teaching Guide (.pdf file 116KB)

Teaching Ideas (.pdf file 86KB)

These resources have been made available to Seomra Ranga with the kind permission of the O’ Brien Press. ( O’ Brien Press retains the copyright of the resources.

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