Junior Cycle - History








The following sites provide history teachers with extensive access to both primary and secondary Irish sources.




Online Dictionary of Irish Biograpghy

The Dictionary of Irish Biography  is the most comprehensive biographical dictionary yet published for Ireland. It contains over 9,000 signed biographical articles which describe and assess the careers of subjects in all fields of endeavor, including politics, law, religion, literature, journalism, architecture, painting, music, the stage, science, medicine, engineering, entertainment and sport.



Europeana is a collection of pan-European First World War source material.  



Century Ireland an online historical newspaper that tells the story of the events of Irish life (including the Irish Revolution) a century ago. It is published on a fortnightly basis and is the main online portal for the Irish decade of commemorations, 1912-23. News reporting on life 100 years ago is supported by a wealth of visual, archival and contextual material to facilitate an understanding of global complexities in the years between 1912 and 1923. Century Ireland is hosted by RTÉ, based at Boston College, and involves a collaborative partnership between the major cultural and educational institutions in Ireland. Century Ireland won Best Irish Arts, Culture & Heritage website in 2013 and was shortlisted for the Prix Europa, the most prestigious international prize for public service television, radio and online productions.



History Hub is based at the School of History & Archives, University College Dublin. The ambition of the site is to make the most recent academic research available on-line to everyone who loves history. Various podcasts feature historians talking about a whole range of subjects from medieval to modern history, both Irish and international. Prof. Michael Laffan’s ten-lecture course on the Irish revolution is particularly popular. The ‘From the Archives’ section showcases original historical documents held in the Archive at UCD. There is also a ‘History and Policy’ section where historians contribute to current policy debates.


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