and Schooling in the Nineteenth Century
The Society for Promoting the Education of the Poor in Ireland, known as the Kildare Place Society, was founded in Dublin in 1811 with the aim of providing non-denominational education.
The Society’s pioneering work included the building of schools, teacher training, the publication of an extensive library of reading books and the establishment of an inspectorate to monitor schools.
The Society received a parliamentary grant until 1831, but this ceased with the advent of the Irish National School system. The Society’s influence on teaching was significant and many of its innovations influenced the National School system.
Many intriguing objects associated with 19th century education in Ireland are exhibited.
Take your class back in time and visit this exhibition
Book a self-guided visit for 4th – 6th classes to see this fascinating exhibition and why not make the most of your visit with a follow-up session in our Learning Resource Room where you can explore schooling in the 19th century through a range of activities.
For more read the information sheet:
KPS Teachers information sheet NMI Teachers Information Sheet .pdf (0.47 MB, Adobe PDF)
Please remember you must book your visit through the Booking Office.
Download the Floorplan, activities and factsheets to make the most of your exhibition visit:
KPS exhibition floorplan Exhibition Floorplan.pdf (0.22 MB, Adobe PDF)
KPS fact sheets Fact Sheets.pdf (1.37 MB, Adobe PDF)
KPS Three activity sheets for schools Three Activity Sheets for Schools.pdf (0.57 MB, Adobe PDF)
Learn more about the Kildare Place Society before your visit – download these resources developed by the Church of Ireland College of Education:
Church of Ireland College of Education pre-visit information sheet Church of Ireland College of Education pre visit information.pdf (0.48 MB, Adobe PDF)
Church of Ireland College of Education Pre-visit slideshow Church of Ireland College of Education Pre visit slideshow.pdf (4.01 MB, Adobe PDF)
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