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IHTA Town and Country seminar series draws to a close

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Town and Country: perspectives from the Irish Historic Towns Atlas had record numbers in attendance

Irish Historic Towns Atlas, Educational Resources

Dictionary of Irish Biography now open access

Wednesday, 17 March 2021

First launched in 2009, the Dictionary of Irish Biography (DIB) has moved to an ‘open access’ model making its entire corpus of nearly 11,000 biographical entries freely available to all users for the first time at www....

Dictionary of Irish Biography, Educational Resources

Educational resources designed for the Irish and Northern Irish curricula to support our forthcoming book 'Ireland 1922: Independence, Partition, Civil War'

Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Covering key themes in the history of the Irish revolution, these resources will provide supplemental material for teachers preparing for Leaving Certificate and A Level exams.

Publications, Decade of Centenaries, Educational Resources

Bringing medieval Irish into the classroom with 'A history of Ireland in 100 words'

Thursday, 22 October 2020

After the book and the exhibition, we're now working on educational resources based around extracts from tales, poetry and historical texts composed in the Middle Ages.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge Blog, Educational Resources

Teaching resources on Medieval Ireland

Tuesday, 20 October 2020

RIA author Máire Ní Mhaonaigh on how to inspire pupils with stories of women in Medieval Ireland, of the Otherworld and Viking names.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge, Educational Resources

Irish Historic Towns Atlas in third-level education: digital mapping

Monday, 12 October 2020

In the Royal Irish Academy's educational resources series, Rachel Murphy (University of Limerick) discusses how GIS and the IHTA can be used in third-level history.

Irish Historic Towns Atlas, Educational Resources

Irish Historic Towns Atlas in third-level education: printed and pdfs

Tuesday, 6 October 2020

In the Royal Irish Academy's educational resources series, Ruth McManus (Dublin City University) discusses how the printed Irish Historic Towns Atlas and IHTA Online can be used in third-level...

Irish Historic Towns Atlas, Educational Resources

Curriculum-linked primary and post-primary lesson plans based on A history of Ireland in 100 objects

Tuesday, 6 October 2020

These teaching resources have been designed to be both stimulating to students and integral to the relevant school curriculum.

Publications, Educational Resources

DIFP second-level teaching resource on Ireland and World War Two

Tuesday, 29 September 2020

This teaching resource for second-level history, based on the Documents on Irish Foreign Policy (DIFP) series, uses original documents to explore Ireland's experience of the Second World War; the 'Emergency'.

Dictionary of Irish Biography, Documents on Irish Foreign Policy, Educational Resources

DIB launches Leaving Cert history resource

Monday, 21 September 2020

The Dictionary of Irish Biography (DIB) has created a new resource for Leaving Cert history students comprised of forty biographies of major Irish figures from Daniel O'Connell to Seamus Heaney. 

Dictionary of Irish Biography, Educational Resources