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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).

    Live Virtual Classroom Session with GAA Museum Tour Guide
    To complete the learning experience, one of their expert GAA Museum tour guides are available to speak to your class live via Microsoft Teams. A session includes an overview of the events of Bloody Sunday, a short film about the GAA Museum’s new ‘Remembering Bloody Sunday’ exhibition and a Q&A session.



    Time to get out of the classroom and into the stadium!
    This action-packed experience has been designed especially for TY teens and it’s centred around four key themes:

    1. TY Tour

    This gives your curious crew a few Croke Park highlights, including:

    • A screening of our ‘September Days’ film to introduce this world-class stadium.
    • A whistle-stop tour of Croke Park which includes a visit to the dressing rooms, walking pitchside through the players’ tunnel and taking a seat in our VIP section.
    • The dressing room visit will pump up motivation levels with a special ‘Get in the Zone’ video message from a GAA legend.

    2. TY Recipes for Success

    We are what we eat and it’s important to respect our bodies if we expect to get the best from them. The goal of this part of the tour is to feed our TY minds with sound advice for self-care. It includes:

    • An introduction to healthy eating for both physical and academic performance, put together by the GAA’s Community and Health team.
    • Practical advice to support healthy eating not just for sport, but for the game of life.
    • You can keep up the food goals with our 'Recipes for Success' book, which is free to take away for all TY teachers.

    The Recipes for Success Programme has been developed by the GAA and the Home Economics Department at St. Angela’s College Sligo and the ATHEA (Association of Teachers for Home Economics).

    3. TY Trials

    Students work in relay teams to complete a physical challenge. To increase the stakes, there’s a mini Sam or Liam to be won!

    4. TY Selfie Success

    Capture the moment! Students are asked to upload their favourite photos from their Croke Park experience to Instagram using the hashtag #GAAMuseumTY.

    The best image from the school year will win a set of jerseys for everyone in the class who paid us a visit. And the best bit? The winning photographer will work with the GAA Museum team to design the unique jersey and incorporate their picture into the style. #nofilter

    €10 per student (minimum 15 students)

    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