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Coming Home: Art & The Great Hunger


Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, has sent its acclaimed art collection to Ireland in 2018. The works will go to Dublin Castle, Skibbereen and Derry for the exhibition Coming Home: Art and the Great Hunger.

On this page you will find an interactive guide of the exhibition based on descriptions of the artwork kindly provided by Niamh O'Sullivan (Curator/Professor Emeritus). The descriptions are pitched at a fifth and sixth class level. Links to Post Primary resources can be found at the bottom of this page. The position of the artwork in the guide roughly reflects the layout of the Coach House gallery in Dublin Castle.

You will also find YouTube videos of Ireland's Great Hunger Museum in Connecticut, a PowerPoint presentation on the Famine in general and a PDF version of the interactive guide.

To book for a school visit, please e-mail DublinCastleEducation@remove-this.opw.ie, indicating your preferred date and time and the number of students in your class.




The Famine - An Gorta Mór PowerPoint Presentation

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/25865/25601.pptx Added: 21 Feb 2018 Contributor: Dave O'Mahony Resource type: Presentation

This is a PowerPoint created by Scoilnet about the Famine, its causes and aftermath. The presentation contains images from the art exhibition Coming Home: Art & the Great Hunger.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE History

Strand: Eras of Change & Conflict

Strand unit: The Great Famine

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with aspects of these periods
  • examine and become familiar with evidence which informs us about the lives of people in the periods studied, their thoughts and concerns, especially evidence which may be found locally
  • record the place of peoples and events on appropriate timelines
JC
History (2018 +)

Strand: 2. The History of Ireland

Strand unit: 7. The Great Famine

Asset type: Presentation
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:


Coming Home: Art & The Great Hunger Exhibition Guide

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/25954/25690.pdf Added: 06 Mar 2018 Contributor: Dave O'Mahony Resource type: Reference / Worksheet

This is a PDF version of the interactive guide to the 'Coming Home: Art & the Great Hunger' exhibition. It contains descriptions of the artwork and includes discussion points and further study guides. This is suitable for fifth or sixth class.

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5-6 SESE History
5-6 Visual Arts
JC History (2018 +)
JC Visual Art
SC Art

How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE History

Strand: Eras of Change & Conflict

Strand unit: The Great Famine

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with aspects of these periods
  • examine and become familiar with evidence which informs us about the lives of people in the periods studied, their thoughts and concerns, especially evidence which may be found locally
  • record the place of peoples and events on appropriate timelines
5-6
Visual Arts

Strand: Paint and Colour

Strand unit: Looking and Responding

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • look at and talk about his/her work, the work of other children and the work of artists
JC
History (2018 +)

Strand: 2. The History of Ireland

Strand unit: 7. The Great Famine

JC
Visual Art

Strand: 01. Art

Strand unit: 02. Respond to Artwork

SC
Art

Strand: History & Appreciation

Strand unit: Art in Ireland

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:



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