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Bloody Sunday

Free Online Resources History Resources for Secondary Schools


The GAA Museum is pleased to announce a new suite of resources open to all secondary schools who cannot visit Croke Park currently. They are providing these materials and a virtual classroom session free of charge to enhance students’ knowledge and understanding of the events around Bloody Sunday 1920 following the 100th anniversary of the tragic day.

Three ways to learn:


Education pack
Their ever-popular secondary school education pack continues to be a useful resource for all those studying Irish history. This pack can be posted to teachers in hard copy or sent via email.

    Suite of online lectures from leading historians
    As part of the GAA Museum’s Remembering Bloody Sunday programme, leading Irish historians have been speaking at our recent Summer School and Lecture Series. These informative talks were recorded and are now available to you (some in podcast form and some in video form).

    Remembering Bloody Sunday Tour
    In honour of the 100th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the GAA Museum remembers the tragedy of the events with special commemorative guided tours of Croke Park for secondary school students. On this tour, our knowledgeable guides will outline the events and timeline of the day and discuss the impact Bloody Sunday had on the GAA and Ireland. Students will also visit our brand new and extended Bloody Sunday exhibition in the GAA Museum for a truly memorable and educational experience. Cost €10 (min of 15).



    INTRODUCING THE CROKE PARK SECONDARY SCHOOL EXPERIENCES





    The GAA Museum at Croke Park has a menu of experiences for secondary school students that offer an educational, fun and worthwhile day out at Croke Park for Junior Cert Cycle, Leaving Cert Cycle and Transition Year students alike. 

      1. Taking the Mystery out of History
      2. The Skydium Mashup
      3. Bloody Sunday Centenary Tour
      4. Croke Park / Glasnevin Cemetery Museum Joint Offer
     

    1. TAKING THE MYSTERY OUT OF HISTORY



    This experience is designed especially for students studying History for the Leaving Certificate.
    What better way to really immerse your students in the story of the GAA than with a history field trip at the home of Gaelic games. This visit centres around four themes:

    National Awakenings

    We begin with the ultimate scene setter – a screening of our specially commissioned National Awakenings film, which charts the birth of the GAA at a time of cultural revival in Ireland.

    GAA Museum Show and Tell

    This is a fascinating, in-depth tour of the GAA Museum, where your tour guide will point out exhibits and artefacts linked to prominent historical figures that are key to the Leaving Certificate syllabus.

    Historical Croke Park

    Here students will get under the skin of Croke Park, visiting the dressing rooms and warm-up area before experiencing the thrill of walking pitchside through the players’ tunnel.

    A World Class Venue

    From a look back to a look down – students will get to take a break from the history and enjoy a birds’ eye view of the famous pitch from the Mícheál O’Hehir Media Centre.

    €10 per student (minimum 15 students)




    2. THE SKYDIUM MASHUP


    See all that Croke Park has to offer in our specially designed ‘Skydium’ experience that combines highlights from our popular Croke Park Tour and our thrilling Skyline Tour.

    Skyline Tour

    Tour Guides will treat your students to a Dublin City Tour like no other, giving them an insight into its heartfelt history from 17 storeys high on Dublin’s highest open-viewing platform.

    Croke Park Stadium Tour

    Your students will get to take a seat in the VIP area, sneak a peek inside the dressing rooms and even walk in the footsteps of Gaelic legends as they go pitchside through the players’ tunnel!

    €19.50 per student (minimum 10 students)




    3. Bloody Sunday Tour


    In honour of the 100th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the GAA Museum remembers the tragedy of Bloody Sunday with special commemorative guided tours of Croke Park. The Tour consists of:

    National Awakenings
    We begin with the ultimate scene setter – a screening of our specially commissioned National Awakenings film. This film will show original footage of Croke Park in the 1920’s and charth the birth of the GAA.

    Skyline Tour
    Get a birds’ eye view of the key sites in Dublin city where the events leading up to the tragedy in Croke Park from 17 stories high.

    Croke Park Stadium Tour
    The group then enter the stadium itself, where they will visit the Bloody Sunday Remembrance plaque.

    Museum Exhibition
    The visit concludes in the GAA Museum where the group will have the opportunity to view fascinating artefacts from this period including a match ticket from Bloody Sunday, the referee’s whistle and a pair of glasses last worn at the match.


    €15 per student with a minimum of 10 students



    4. Croke Park / Glasnevin Cemetery Museum Joint Offer



    Bring your class on a visit to Croke Park and Glasnevin Cemetery – two places connected in remembering the past and working to educate future generations.

    Just a mile apart, and located in Dublin’s historical north inner city, both sites share an opportunity for secondary school students to brush up on their Irish history in memorable surroundings.

    For €15 per student (based on a minimum of ten students), your class can enjoy the Croke Park Stadium Tour and a visit to the GAA Museum as well as a guided tour of Glasnevin Cemetery.

    Glasnevin Cemetery Museum offers exciting and engaging education programmes that link closely with the Secondary History curriculum and can be adapted to suit your students' needs.

    *Includes Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum and Glasnevin Cemetery tours

    €15 per student (based on a minimum of ten students),


    01 882 6570
    booking@glasnevintrust.ie


    Why Choose Us?

    School Tours Made Easy!

    ✓ Free tea/coffee for teachers
    ✓ Free Wifi
    ✓ Free entry to the GAA Museum with all tours
    ✓ Wheelchair accessible
    ✓ Gift shop
    ✓ Irish language tours on request
    ✓ Interactive Games Zone
    ✓ Large groups facilitated
    ✓ One teacher free with every ten students
    ✓ Free parking

    Contact Us Today!


    +353 1 819 2374




    tours@crokepark.ie











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