Secondary Boys

Focus on Irish and European Modern History

Learning in the 1913 - 1923 gallery

If your class is studying Irish and European political and military history, there's a wealth of learning resources at the Museum for you to access.

Students can discover and learn in a range of ways, through the exhibitions Soldiers and Chiefs and Understanding 1916, using the comprehensive series of activity books.

Please note that tour availability is limited from September to December 2014.

At the Museum


1913 – 1923: A Decade of Military Conflict - Tour

Students are introduced to the experiences of ordinary Irishmen and women involved in World War I, the 1916 Rebellion, the War of Independence and Civil War, and how all these events affected combatants and civilians alike. This tour can also be tailored to focus on the interpretation of primary sources, by referring to the objects, photographs and written documents on display.

The workshop caters for classes of up to 30 students.

Duration: Approximately 1 Hour

Key Curriculum Links

  • Junior Cycle History
  • Senior Cycle History - Later Modern Irish and European History

Tour: Understanding 1916

Students get a general introduction to the political, social and cultural events leading up to the Rising, the Easter Week in Dublin and its aftermath. Students will see key artefacts, such as the 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic. This session can also be tailored to focus on the interpretation of primary sources, by referring to the objects, photographs and written documents on display.

Duration: Approximately 1 hour

Key curriculum Links

  • Junior Cycle History
  • Senior Cycle History - Later Modern Irish history

Self Directed Visits

Please note that all group visits must be pre-booked. Groups who arrive unnannouced may not be able to access galleries as groups who book will be given precedence. Contact us to make a booking.  Take a look at our range of activity books which link in with the following exhibitions and have a strong links to the curriculum strands listed above:

  • Soldiers & Chiefs traces Ireland's military history from 1550 to the present day, including key events such as the 1798 rebellion, the Irish in the American Civil War, World War One, the Easter Rising and the War of Independence. The exhibition also explores the daily life of the soldier, the changing technology of warfare, why soldiers join up and life for women and families during times of conflict. These themes are further investigated in activity books for schools.
  • Understanding 1916 focuses on the period from 1913 to 1923 and aims to put the Easter Rising into its social, economic and cultural contexts as well as describing the main events of the week and the aftermath.

We are currently developing an online resource for schools 'Exploring 1916 through Objects' which will be online in 2015.

In The Classroom

This section is still in development - we are working with teachers to make this section as useful and relevant as possible. We welcome any suggestions you might have, please contact us.

For more tips, see our guide on how to plan a visit.

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For tours and workshops, the maximum number of students per group is 15.

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