School level

The Irish Flag

Added: 09 Dec 2015 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

A Scoilnet website exploring episodes in the historical evolution of the Irish tricolour flag. Content for the site was based on original research and is presented through a 'timeline' and 'stories' associated with the flag. Most of the stories have questions for students embedded and there is a separate section for Primary Activities.

How it maps to the curriculum


Strand: Supplementary Resources

Suggestions for use: The story of the flag is closely interwined with the evolution of a sovereign state. Use some of the stories here to support the textbook.

Key Skills:

  • Managing Information and Thinking
  • Literacy
SESE History

Strand: Politics, Conflict & Society

Strand unit: 1916 and the foundation of the state

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • acquire insights into the attitudes and actions of people in contemporary Ireland
  • acquire some knowledge of the major personalities, events or developments in these periods
  • begin to develop some appreciation of the ‘mind-set’ of former generations
  • engage in simple studies of some of the more important aspects of periods in which political changes or movements have had an important influence on the lives of people in Ireland
  • explore, discuss, compare and develop some simple understanding of the attitudes, beliefs, motivations and actions of differing individuals and groups of people in the past

Suggestions for use: Get the class to explore the origins of the Irish flag. Tell the story of thomas Francis Meagher.

Meta information

Add a resource

Did you know that your Internet Explorer is out of date

To get the best possible experience using our website we recommend that you upgrade to a newer version or other web browser.

Upgrade your browser now

Registering for a Scoilnet Account – your first step to contributing and sharing

What you need...

To register for a Scoilnet Account you will need to have a Teaching Council number and a roll number for your school in Ireland.

If you already have a Scoilnet Account then you can sign in here.

The benefits...

A Scoilnet account will allow you to upload your resources or weblinks to Scoilnet as well as enabling you to share and add resources to a favourites listing. Users who have a Scoilnet Account will also be able to fully access Scoilnet Maps and Census@School from home.


Add this resource to your Learning Path

You need to login before you can add this resource to a Learning Path