1916_schools_packOne 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. It is profusely illustrated throughout with rare and interesting photographs and documents from South Dublin Libraries’ local studies digital archive collection, Source.

The pack covers the causes and results of the Rising in language suitable for the age group, and contains many rarely seen images and documents that all ages will find interesting, including the original surrender document, some “before and after 1916” images of Sackville Street and a rare photograph of British Army lancers in action near the Four Courts.

Copies of the 1916 pack and of the previous packs in the series are available to download from the digital archive, Source, by searching for “Schools Pack” in the archive, or by following these links:

* The 1916 Rising Pack

* The 1916 Rising Teachers’ Notes

* The Great War Pack

* 1913 Lockout Pack


Tá leagan Gaeilge don Phacáiste Scoile agus Nótaí don Mhúinteoir ar fáil freisin:

* Éirí Amach na Cásca Pacáiste Scoile

* Éirí Amach na Cásca Nótaí don Mhúinteoir


Source is an online archive of material collected and digitized by South Dublin Libraries and contains a virtual treasure trove of images relating to Irish History and in particular to the Revolutionary period, 1913 to 1923. All images are free to use for educational and research purposes. The entire collection for that period can be searched HERE

A Flipsnack of images, some of which are not included in the pack can be viewed HERE

For more information please contact:
David Power, Decade of Centenaries Consultant, South Dublin Libraries: dpower@sdublincoco.ie
South Dublin Libraries Local Studies Department: localstudies@sdublincoco.ie

Maria O’ Sullivan (@MariaMernagh on Twitter) is a senior librarian with South Dublin Libraries, presently managing the Mobile and Schools Library Service. She has a particular interest in services to children and the way in which public libraries can support the education sector. She also Tweets under the @summerbuzz Twitter account;