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Using ICT in History
History teacher Frieda Crehan, from Malahide Community School discusses how technology can be used to support student research and active learning.

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The Famine - An Gorta Mór
PPT about the Famine, its causes and aftermath.

The Great Irish Famine Online
University College Cork and Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht provides us with new ways of seeing the Famine

Dublinia: Viking & Medieval Ireland
Discover Dublin through the Viking and Medieval times.

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Using the RTÉ Archives
JCT and Scoilnet has collaborated with the RTÉ Archives to bring together a collection of resources.

Archaeology in the Classroom
Time in Transition: It’s About Time 2 was designed specifically to integrate across TY.

Building Ireland
TV series broadcast on RTÉ exploring how Ireland's great buildings came about.

Art & The Great Hunger
Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University, sent its art collection to Ireland in 2018...

Decade of Centenaries
The decade 2012-2023 is categorised as the ‘decade of centenaries’. Collection available.

Days in History
Mark historic and important events from the past using archive material.

Laois-Offaly Plantation
A selection of resources focusing on the Laois-Offaly Plantation including a PPT and fun activities.

Martin Luther
Reformation day marks Martin Luther nailing his 95 theses to the door of the Wittenberg...

Ireland 1500
Groups in Ireland before the Plantations: Gaelic Irish, Anglo-Norman lords & English (The Pale).

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History Project


Threads is an initiative that provides an online space for schools to store and share their student’s oral history projects. Threads is all about encouraging students to become active ‘oral historians’ and to engage in the collection of stories and history about their locality and to gather living people’s testimony about their own experiences and memories. 

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Scoilnet has licensed a number of tools so as to give teachers and students using Scoilnet free access to the Irish Newspaper Archives, Irish Times Archives, Dictionary of Irish Biography, Maps, and JSTOR.

Irish Newspaper Archives

Schools and teachers now have access to primary source documents through national and local newspapers covering hundreds of years of Irish history.

Scoilnet Maps

OSi’s large scale maps, aerial photography, historic maps and Discovery series maps for the Republic of Ireland.

Britannica LaunchPacks

Britannica has kindly offered FREE access to their Science and Humanities LaunchPacks. Access is available to all Scoilnet users during the school closure period.

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