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Online Workshop: Ask an Educator

This live online workshop gives students an opportunity to talk to Museum Educators about the Museum's significant collection of artefacts related to the Irish Revolutionary period. 

Upon either watching the 'Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising' Virtual Tour, or engaging with the 'Irish Wars Factsheets' resource, you can now book a 25-30 minute session with a member of the Museum's Education team for an for an engaging, informative and thought-provoking discussion on the Irish revolutionary period. This will give your students the chance to ask questions, make comments or debate topics which have been raised form engaging with the Museum's online conten, as well as tap into the vast experience of our Educators in interpreting our collections. 

This workshop can only be accessed by schools who have engaged wtih the resources referenced above. This content is available through the Museum's website, and also linked below. Questions for the facilitator must be sent a minimum of 48 hours in advance by the teacher to . Teachers must also book a pre-workshop phone call to discuss the workshop with their Educator, including information about operating Microsoft Teams, learning aims of the class, and the role of the teacher during the workshop.  


Activity at a Glance

Level: Junior Cycle, Transition Year, Senior Cycle
Format: Online Workshop
Group Size: This session is recommended for 30 students max
Online via: Microsoft Teams
Duration: 25 – 30 minutes
Availability: This question and answer session is available on a Tuesday from 10.00am – 10.30am and 11.00am – 11.30am
Booking: To book a guide to talk to your class via. Teams Communications please contact

Curriculum Links

Subject. History 

Junior Cycle:
  • ‘Development of Historical Consciousness’
  • ‘Working with Evidence’
  • ‘Acquiring the “big picture”’
  • ‘The History of Ireland’
 Senior Cycle:
  • ‘Working with Evidence’
  • ‘Movements for political and social reform, 1870-1914’.
  • ‘The pursuit of sovereignty and the impact of partition, 1912-1949’.

Learning Outcomes 

  • To develop an understanding of why the Irish revolutionary period happened, what occurred during the week, and the consequences of it.
  • To learn about the people involved in the rebellion and understand the choices they were faced it
  • To gain an appreciation for material culture and its importance in our understanding and interpretation of history.
  • To aid critical thinking, observation, debating and discussion. 

Pre-Visit Resources

Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising Virtual Tour
Pop-Up Talks. Proclaiming a Republic. The 1916 Easter Rising.

‘Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising’ Microsite.
The Irish Wars Factsheets Resource:

Exploring the Irish Wars, 1919 – 1923.,-1919-1923

Make a Booking 

This workshop is offered every Tuesday at 10.00 – 11.00 and 11.30-12.30. The workshops are conducted through Microsoft Teams and can be booked through It is vital that a booking is made at least 2 weeks in advance in order to give the Bookings Department adequate time to confirm an Educator for your class.
Teachers must book a pre-workshop phone call 48 hours prior to the event to speak with their presenter about the workshop, including information about operating Microsoft teams, learning aims of the class, and the role of the teacher during the workshop.
Teachers must also provide a list of questions from the class, to be sent to at least 48 hours prior to the Q and A session in order to allow adequate time for the speaker to prepare their answers. 

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