Bloody Sunday
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).
 
Highlights include:
 
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. Live Virtual Classroom Session with GAA Museum Tour Guide (subject to availability)
To complete the learning experience, our expert GAA Museum tour guides are available to speak to your class live via Microsoft Teams.A session includes an overview of the events of Bloody Sunday, a short film about the GAA Museum’s new ‘Remembering Bloody Sunday’ exhibition and a Q&A session.
 
To avail of this option, you need a good internet connection and access to Microsoft Teams. We can tailor the session to last for your usual class time.
 
The live session with the tour guide must be booked in advance and is subject to availability.