'Ireland and Longford in Times of War and Revolution, 1914-23' schools' pack

This pack is a project of the County Longford Decade of Centenaries Programme. It is intended for fifth and sixth classes in primary schools and can also be used by Junior Certificate students. It consists of two booklets covering the major events in Irish history in the period from 1914 to 1923. The first booklet concerns the Great War, 1914-18; and the second: the Easter Rising of 1916; political change, 1916-18; the War of Independence, 1919-21; the Treaty of 1921; and the Civil War, 1922-23.

The text was written by local teacher Eamonn Brennan, who is involved in the ‘Heritage in Schools’ programme and is a member of the Decade of Centenaries Working Group. The project was funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, and work on the booklet on the First World War was funded by the Heritage Council.

The pack can be downloaded here: Schools' pack.