School level

All-Island Schools History Competition Winners

The Department of Education and Skills, in cooperation with the School of History at University College Cork, Mercier Press and ‘History Ireland’ is delighted to announce the category winners in the 2017 All-Island Schools History Competition, as follows:

Primary School Category

Women’s History in Ireland, 1912-1922
‘The key in the cake: Kathleen Talty and de Valera’s escape from Lincoln Jail’
Bobby Power, 5th Class, CBS Primary, Ennis, Co. Clare

Local/Regional Issues
‘Máire Ní Shíthe’
6th Class, Timoleague National School, Timoleague, Co. Cork

Ireland and the First World War
‘John Redmond’s speech at Tuam, December 1914: its origins and effect’
Rang a 6, Gaelscoil Iarfhlatha, Tír an Chóir, Tuaim, Co. na Gaillimhe

Revolution in Ireland
‘Military manoeuvres: the forgotten Battle of Pike’s Bridge’
‘The History Squad’, 6th Class, Scoil na Mainistreach, Celbridge, Co. Kildare

Post-Primary School Category

Women’s History in Ireland, 1912-1922
‘Dr Ada English’
Maitiú Breathnach, Catholic University School, Leeson Street, Dublin

Local/Regional Issues
‘The story of Mary O’Dwyer: “More a Volunteer than a member of Cumann na mBan”’
Oisín Ó Síocháin, Gaelcholáiste Choilm, Baile an Chollaigh, Co. Chorcaí

Revolution in Ireland
‘Tomás Malone (alias Seán Forde) (1896-1981):“Westmeath’s Freedom Fighter, 1912-1922”’
(T.Y.P. 2)  St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Rochfortbridge, Co. Westmeath

You may view the entries in the Scoilnet Collection.



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