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History Essay Competition 2017

Decade of Centenary Essay Winners

These projects were prizewinners in the 2017 All-Island History Competition for Primary and Post-Primary schools.

The competition was sponsored by the Department of Education and Skills, Mercier Press, History Ireland and the School of History, UCC. Categories for the competition were: Revolution in Ireland, Ireland and World War 1, Women's History and a Local/ Regional Issues.

Entries for the competition were received from primary and post-primary schools throughout the island of Ireland and the prize winners came from Galway, Clare, Kildare, Dublin, Westmeath and Cork.


Primary
Post-Primary

2017 History Winner - John Redmond’s Speech in Tuam, December 1914

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/22862/22585.pdf Added: 25 May 2017 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Tagairt

Prizewinning student project from the All-Island History Competition 2017 within the category of Ireland and World War 1. The project explores the Speech from John Redmond (First Home Rule Party Leader) in Tuam, December 1914. Details include a description of Tuam in 1914, the speech and the reaction to in Tuam to John Redmond's speech. Students have also documented some men from Tuam who died in the WW1.

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5-6
OSIE: Stair

Strand: Ginearálta/Neamhshonraithe

Suggestions for use: Could be used as an example for other students to look at when considering their Research Project

Asset type: Cáipéis
Language: Béarla
Rights: Gach ceart ar cosaint
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2017 History Competition Winner - The Key in the Cake

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/22863/22586.pdf Added: 25 May 2017 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Tagairt

Prizewinning student project from the All-Island History Competition 2017 within the category of Women's History. The project explores the attempts made by Irish women (Tomasina McGarry, Mrs. O’Sullivan, Mary Healy and the Talty sisters) to help Eamon deValera escape from Lincoln jail.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
OSIE: Stair

Strand: Saol, sochaí, obair agus cultúr fadó

Suggestions for use: Could be used as an example for other students to look at when considering their Research Project

Asset type: Cáipéis
Language: Béarla
Rights: Gach ceart ar cosaint
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2017 History Competition Winner - Military Maneuvers - The Forgotten Battle of Pike's Bridge.

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/22864/22587.pdf Added: 25 May 2017 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Tagairt

Prizewinning student project from the All-Island History Competition 2017 within the category of Revolution in Ireland. The project explores the forgotten Battle of Pike Bridge and the death of Anthony O'Reilly (past pupil). Research came from local historians, analysing Scoilnet Maps, census archive, Abbey National School Attendance Teacher Report 1911, Millitary Archive, visit to the location of battle, Irish Times archive, the national archive of Ireland and a visit to Anthony O'Reilly's grave.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
OSIE: Stair

Strand: Ginearálta/Neamhshonraithe

Suggestions for use: Could be used as an example for other students to look at when considering their Research Project

Asset type: Cáipéis
Language: Béarla
Rights: Gach ceart ar cosaint
Riachtanais Speisialta:

2017 History Competition Winner - Máire Ní Shíthe

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/22865/22588.pdf Added: 25 May 2017 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Tagairt

Prizewinning student project from the All-Island History Competition 2017 within the category of local/regional issues. The project explores the life and work of Máire Ní Shíthe. Students rein-act Máire Ní Shíthe's life and created a photobook from their photographs.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
OSIE: Stair

Strand: Staidéir áitiúla

Suggestions for use: Could be used as an example for other students to look at when considering their Research Project

Asset type: Cáipéis
Language: Béarla
Rights: Gach ceart ar cosaint
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2017 History Competition Winner - The Story of Mary O'Dwyer

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/22928/22651.pdf Added: 02 Jun 2017 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Tagairt

Prizewinning student project from the All-Island History Competition 2017 within the category of women's history in Ireland during the revolutionary period. The project explores the life and work of Mary O'Dwyer - member of the Cumann na mBann.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Stair

Strand: Gluaiseachtaí réabhlóideacha

Suggestions for use: Could be used as an example for other students to look at when considering their Research Project

Asset type: Cáipéis
Language: Béarla
Rights: Gach ceart ar cosaint
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2017 History Competition Winner - Dr. Ada English: Innovator and Revolutionary

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/22927/22650.pdf Added: 02 Jun 2017 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Tagairt

Prizewinning student project from the All-Island History Competition 2017 within the category of women's history in Ireland during the revolutionary period. The project explores the life of innovator and revolutionary, Dr Ada English during 1875-1944.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Stair

Strand: Gluaiseachtaí réabhlóideacha

Suggestions for use: Could be used as an example for other students to look at when considering their Research Project

Asset type: Cáipéis
Language: Béarla
Rights: Gach ceart ar cosaint
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2017 History Competition Winner - Tomás Malone (Westmeath’s Freedom Fighter, 1912-1922)

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/22926/22649.pdf Added: 02 Jun 2017 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

Prizewinning student project from the All-Island History Competition 2017 within the category of revolutionary in Ireland. The project explores the life of Tomás Malone, “Westmeath’s Freedom Fighter, 1912-1922”.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Stair

Strand: Gluaiseachtaí réabhlóideacha

Suggestions for use: Could be used as an example for other students to look at when considering their Research Project

Asset type: Cáipéis
Language: Béarla
Rights: Gach ceart ar cosaint
Riachtanais Speisialta:

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