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2016 'Decade of Centenaries' All-Island Schools History Competition

Open to Primary and Post-Primary schools across the island of Ireland the competition is based around themes that have a particular link to the events of 1916.

The competition is sponsored by the Department of Education and Skills, the Department of Education in Northern Ireland (DENI), Mercier Press, University College Cork School of History and supported by ‘History Ireland’.

This year, at both primary and post-primary levels, there will be specific categories for projects on:

  • the 1916 Rising – a study of the event itself, an aspect of it, or an individual or group/organisation associated with it.
  • Ireland and the First World War – a study of the Irish experience of the war from the perspective of an individual or group. This could involve a focus on a particular battle or a consideration of the entire 1914-1918 period.
  • women's history in Ireland in the revolutionary period – a study of a particular individual/group/organisation/movement striving to improve the quality of women’s lives in Ireland in the 1912-1922 period.
  • a local/regional studies theme from a century ago – a study of a particular historical event that affected your local or regional area in the 1912-1922 period.

Closing date for entries is 4th March 2016

Must Read Documents

Entry Requirements

Cover Sheet to accompany entry

DES circular outlining the competition - in English  |  as Gaeilge

Preparing for the competition

The Dictionary of Irish Biography is available free to schools within the Schools Broadband Network and would provide the perfect reliable source for information about personalities associated with this period in history.



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