Dú Website

by admin on 29/07/2016

duchasieThe National Folklore Collection, located in UCD, contains 740,000 pages of folklore and local tradition compiled by pupils from 5,000 primary schools in the Irish Free State between 1937 and 1939.

Known as “The Schools Collection”, the material includes oral history, topographical information, folktales and legends [click to continue…]


dubliniaDublinia, in conjunction with Dublin City Council, Scoilnet and Noho have recently launched a new Online Learning platform. Through audio-visual interactives, the platform introduces pupils to the history of Viking and medieval Dublin.

Speaking about the launch of the website, Sheila Dooley, Curator and Education Officer of Dublinia remarked that the site [click to continue…]


Book Review – One Good Turn

by admin on 29/02/2016

one_good_turn“One Good Turn” by Brian Gallagher is about when the Easter Rising is just over and Gerry Quinn’s life is tough. He is living with his uncle. His uncle does not treat him well and he doesn’t know that Gerry took a jacket and got caught. Then one day he wanted to run away. To find out what happens next you will have to read the book. [click to continue…]


Éirí Amach na Cásca 1916

by admin on 06/02/2016

eiri_amach_na_casca_1916Seo cur i láthair Powerpoint faoi imeachtaí a thárla i rith Seachtain na Cásca 1916. Tá eolas ann faoi imeachtai roimh 1916; an Chéad Chogadh Domhanda; eagraíochtaí a bhí páirteach; ceannairí a bhí páirteach; na daoine a cuireadh chun báis; tionchar agus éifeacht an Éirí amach agus go leor eile. [click to continue…]


Political Party Leaders 2016

by admin on 02/02/2016

party_leaders_2016With the General Election imminent, teachers will be taking the opportunity to teach pupils about the political and electoral process. This is the first of a set of new resources to assist teachers in introducing and explaining the General Election to their pupils. It consists of posters of the leaders of the main political parties in the country who will be contesting the General Election. [click to continue…]



November 12, 2015

Like many good ideas nowadays that have their genesis on social media, this idea began with a conversation on Twitter. Ciara Brennan (@PrimEdTeacher), a teacher in St. Peter’s Primary School, Bray, Co. Wicklow, was suggesting a common hashtag for schools to share all of the class work they were doing in connection with the centenary […]

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Guest Post: 1916 Rising Schools’ Pack

October 21, 2015

One of South Dublin Libraries’ ongoing Decade of Centenaries projects has been a series of information packs for schools aimed at late primary and early secondary school pupils. The 1913 Lockout and the Great War information packs were released in 2013 and 2014. The latest in the series is now available, covering the 1916 Rising. […]

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Clockhead Rap

September 3, 2015

This resource is called ‘Clockhead Rap’ and is an original fill-in-the-blanks piece designed to help pupils remember headlands and coastal features of Ireland. It is suited to senior classes and could be used in conjunction with an atlas. Source: Seamus Mc Andrew

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Counties of Ireland Word Mat

July 16, 2015

This word mat contains the names of all 32 counties in Ireland to assist pupils when they are learning the physical geography of Ireland. They are arranged alphabetically, province by province for easy learning. The mat also contains provincial crests. (.pdf file 202 KB)

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Munster Counties Matching

June 2, 2015

This resource is aimed at pupils in middle/senior classes or SEN pupils with speech and language difficulties. It assumes an ability to read. The counties of Munster would also need to be taught in advance. Its aim is to assess whether pupils can match the names of the counties with their location in Munster.

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Book Review: Friend Or Foe

May 22, 2015

Friend or Foe is set in Dublin in the 1916 Easter Rising. The main characters are Emer Davey and Jack Madigan both of whose families are on different sides, Emer’s family being on the side of the Volunteers, and Jack’s family being on the side of the law. The minor characters in the story are […]

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Green World Colouring App

May 16, 2015

The Green World Colouring App is a great child-friendly app that adults can use too. Every page for colouring includes details about the animals or environmental issues shown in the picture, so it teaches children about the environment while they’re colouring. There are ten great pages and twelve different colours to choose from, and if […]

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May 9, 2015

The issue of the Lusitania is quite topical at the moment as May 7th this year marked the 100th anniversary of its sinking off the coast of Cork during World War I. This historical event precipitated the involvement of the US in the war. This Powerpoint resource gives all of the background information and the important […]

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Resources for St. Brigid’s Day

January 29, 2015

The life of Saint Brigid is celebrated on February 1st. Brigid is regarded as Ireland’s female patron saint and is highly regarded for her spirituality and her service to the poor. The following resources may help your pupils learn about Brigid and her life. The video below also shows how to make a St. Brigid’s […]

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Ireland: Province and County Test

November 19, 2014

This Powerpoint presentation consists of an editable geography test based on the provinces and counties of Ireland. The teacher should place the animated discs on the desired province/county before running the presentation. The position of the animated discs can be changed again and again to create a fun and interesting test for pupils to enjoy.

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