Secondary School Tours

The GPO Museum is a must-see experience for Secondary School Students!

Educational visits to the GPO Museum are linked to the Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate Curriculum.

There are four tour options available for Junior Cycle students
 
  1. Revolutionary Movement in Ireland with Film
  2. Political Developments in Ireland in the Late 19th and 20th Century with Film
  3. Social Change in the 20th Century with Film
  4. Rebel Rising Tour with Film
There are two tour options available for Leaving Certificate students
 
  1. The Pursuit of Sovereignty, Partition, and Northern Ireland with Film
  2. Rebel Rising Tour with Film

 
 

Junior Cycle - Option 1

Revolutionary Movement in Ireland with Film

This tour will cover the general history of Ireland’s revolutionary period in the early 1900’s up to modern day. The museum and tour particularly focus on the 1916 Rising, the lead up to the rebellion and the aftermath. The tour will look at demands for equality and representative government and the responses to these demands. The consequences of events will also be explored. Within this tour option teachers may also choose to focus on the lives of revolutionaries from the list below:
 
a.       Edward Carson & Tom Clarke
b.      Dr. Kathleen Lynn & Rosie Hackett
c.       James Connolly & Winifred Carney
d.      Maud Gonne & Eamon De Valera
e.      The Daly Family

Junior Cycle - Option 2

Political Developments in Ireland in the Late 19th and 20th Century with Film

This tour will cover the main political events which influenced contemporary Ireland. Starting with aims of the main political groups and key personalities in Ireland in the early 20th Century the tour will explore their methods in trying to achieve their aims. The tour will look at the major events that took place due to these movements and personalities from 1912 to 1922 that led to the foundation of the Irish Free State and Northern Ireland. The tour will conclude in our tale of two Irelands section which shows the developments and contrasts between these two states.


Junior Cycle - Option 3

Social Change in the 20th Century with Film

This tour will focus on the social changes that took place in Ireland from the early 20th Century with a contrast to the USA. In particular the tour will focus on the changing role of women; working lives; and social conditions. These changes will be explored in the context of the social and revolutionary movements for change in the 20th century. Key personalities, ideals and events will be explored


Junior Cycle - Option 4

Rebel Rising Tour with Film

This tour will cover the general history of Ireland’s revolutionary period in the early 1900’s up to modern day. The museum and tour particularly focus on the 1916 Rising, the lead up to the rebellion and the aftermath.


Leaving Certificate - Option 1

The Pursuit of Sovereignty, Partition, and Northern Ireland with Film

 This tour will focus on a number of perspectives, elements, personalities, and concepts from Topics 3 and 5 of the Leaving Cert History Syllabus. In particular in Topic 3, from 1912 – 1949, we will explore:
  1. All elements of the politics and administration perspective such as the Home Rule Bill, WW1, 1916 Rising up to and including modern Anglo-Irish relations.
  2. Society and economy.
  3. Culture and religion
              In Topic 5 we will cover:
  1. Politics and administration.
  2. Society and economy
  3. Culture and religion
Given the structure of the museum there will be a focus on the early 20th century.
 
 

Leaving Certificate - Option 2

Rebel Rising Tour with Film

This tour will cover the general history of Ireland’s revolutionary period in the early 1900’s up to modern day. The museum and tour particularly focus on the 1916 Rising, the lead up to the rebellion and the aftermath. This tour will also cover many of the elements outlined in Topics 3 and 5 of the Leaving Cert History Syllabus.
 
 

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