Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Research Topic

Useful Links:

1. A very useful student guide can be downloaded from hist.ie. Click on the link below. It includes a very good checklist.

2.  Sample Project.


http://leavingcerthistory.net/research-projects/sample-projects/


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Research Topic - 5th Year Visit to the City Archives


On Monday 21st of November, 5th Year students visited the City Archives, Pearse St, as part of their preparation for their Research Topic. This was preceeded by a vist to a specialist bookstore and a brief stop off at 'The Mansion House' where the 1st Dail was held in 1919.

At the archives, students were given reader cards and introduced to researching methods, including working with newspaper and book catalogues and using microfilm/microfiche. Students benifited from the day and returned to class with interesting research and ideas for their projects. Thanks to all those at the City Archives for the tour, their help and the above photo.


Monday, November 14, 2011

Northern Ireland - Bloody Sunday

Bloody Sunday Apology June 16th 2010

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sovereignty and Partition - Cumann na Gaedheal

Check out the section from from the documentary 'Seven Ages'  (from5 mis 8sec onwards) as it explores the policies of Cumann na Gaedheal.

Sovereignty and Partition - The Shannon Scheme

Check out the 1. Original Footage of the construction of 'The Hydroelectric Power Plant on the Shannon'. 2. A Local doccumentary including details about the 'The Shannon Scheme'.


Monday, September 19, 2011

Sovereignity and Partition

Check out this extract from Mise Eire, telling the story of post 1916 Ireland through original footage and newsreels. This section focus is the German Plot, The 1918 Sinn Fein election rallies and the final election results. Keep a look out for some key personalities!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Sovereignty and Partition

Check ot this short summary of Irish History - especially relevant form 1.30 onwards.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Welcome Back!

We wish you an enjoyable and productive study of Leaving Cert History in the new school year 2011/12!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Leaving Certificate History Exam 2011






Good Luck to all History students in their Leaving Certificate History Exam!

Remember to



  • Pace yourself - Keep to your time plan.


  • Plan your essays (brainstorm of key terms)


  • A lot of marks can be picked up on the Case Studies and US History (if you are doing that option). Know these well.



  • Read the essay questions carefully, underline the key words and make sure each paragraph in your essay relates back to the key words in the question. Echo back these key words in a variety of different ways.


Good Luck !

Friday, February 4, 2011

Decolonisation of India

Part 1 of a great series on this topic

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Mock History Exams 2011

Best of luck students in your exam on Friday. Watch your timing and carefully consider which questions you are suited to answering. This can be the difference between an honour and a pass. All those who are nervous about the honours paper, give it your best shot and we will assess your result after the exam.
Please bring in your Research Topic notes on Tuesday. I promise to have your mock papers corrected and we will revise the paper in class.
Ms Gallagher