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Remember & Immerse
Free Online History Resources for Your Class
The GAA Museum is pleased to announce a new suite of resources open to all secondary schools who cannot visit Croke Park currently. We are providing these materials and a virtual classroom session free of charge to enhance students’ knowledge and understanding of the events around Bloody Sunday 1920 following the 100th
anniversary of the tragic day.
Three ways to learn:
1. Education Pack
Our ever-popular secondary school education pack continues to be a useful resource for all those studying Irish history. The pack contains biographies of significant figures in the history of the GAA including Michael Cusack, Maurice Davin and Archbishop Croke, as well as case studies including ‘The GAA & the IRB’. This pack can be posted to teachers in hard copy or sent via email and can be used to accompany existing curriculum textbooks.
2. Suite of online lectures from leading historians
As part of the GAA Museum’s Remembering Bloody Sunday
programme, leading Irish historians have been speaking at our recent Summer School and Lecture Series. These informative talks were recorded and are now available to you (some in podcast form and some in video form).
Atrocity and Atonement: The Civil War and the Rise of Kerry’s Greatest Team (video)
Dr Richard McElligott (DKIT)
Setting the scene: Overview of the War of Independence in Ireland, 1920 (podcast)
Prof Diarmuid Ferriter (UCD)
Killing and Bloody Sunday Morning (video)
Dr Anne Dolan (Trinity College)
Sport and Revolution: The Irish Case
Dr Will Murphy (DCU)
These thought-provoking talks will be of particular interest to teachers with Leaving Cert cycle history classes and may inspire further research or study as part of the students’ special topic.
3. Remembering Bloody Sunday Tour
In honour of the 100th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the GAA Museum remembers the tragedy of the events with special commemorative guided tours of Croke Park for secondary school students. On this tour, our knowledgeable guides will outline the events and timeline of the day and discuss the impact Bloody Sunday had on the GAA and Ireland. Students will also visit our brand new and extended Bloody Sunday exhibition in the GAA Museum for a truly memorable and educational experience. Cost €10 (min of 15).