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Teaching topic: The 1916 Rising: Classroom Resources

This guide pulls together resources on the 1916 Rising for teaching purposes.


This page provides links to lesson plans for primary and secondary classes on Easter 1916 and primary sources freely available on the web; it also points to relevant resource packs in our Reserve Collection.

Classroom resources on the web


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Child casualties of the Rising

Of the 590 people killed during the Easter Rising, 38 were children aged 16 and under. In the PDF list below you will find the biographical details of the children identified by the RTÉ broadcaster Joe Duffy. Below that is a linked activity sheet from This image is taken from 'Children of the Revolution:1916,'  broadcast in 2016 as part of RTÉ's programming dedicated to marking the centenary of the Easter Rising.

Resource packs

Resource packs contain loose-leaf, photocopiable resources to support teaching. The following resource packs are relevant to the 1916 Rising and are held in the Reserve Collection (on the first floor), available for 3 hour loan:

  • Pádraic Mac Piarais HISTORY RESOURCE PACK 27H
  • The 1916 Rising: Kilmainham Gaol document pack HISTORY RESOURCE PACK 22aH
  • The 1916 Rising: personalities and perspectives HISTORY RESOURCE PACK 22bH Print of National Library of Ireland exhibition.
  • The 1916 Rising: Irish Times supplement 2006 HISTORY RESOURCE PACK 22cH

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