The 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…]
Dublinia, 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…]
“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…]
Seo 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…]
With 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…]