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Castle Roche and the legend of the Black Widow

Added: 23 May 2017 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Presentation

A PowerPoint presentation about Castle Roche in Co. Louth and the legend of the Black Widow, Rohesia De Verdun, who pushed her husband from the castle window after he built it for her.

How it maps to the curriculum

SESE History

Strand: Story

Strand unit: Myths & Legends

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • discuss the actions and feelings of characters
  • discuss the chronology of events in the stories
  • listen to, discuss, retell and record a wider range of more complex myths and legends from different cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds in Ireland and other countries

Suggestions for use: Use alone, or as a prompt for further research/project work on Co. Louth or other legends from your locality.

Meta information

  • Asset type: Presentation
  • Language: English
  • Rights: Attribution-Noncommercial Share Alike Creative Commons
  • Cost: No
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