A2 2 Partition of Ireland Web Resources



The list of A2 2 online resources as demonstrated at HTANI/PRONI Partition of Ireland event 29 January 2020.


VIDEO


Robert Kee’s Ireland A television History on YouTube


A series of 50 minute documentaries made by the RTE and the BBC, available on YouTube. Although 40 years old, these programmes continue to provide useful excerpts for illustrating aspects of the Partition narrative. From programme 7 onward are relevant to the A level specification.


Topics: Third Home Rule Crisis, Political Developments 1914-18, Political Developments 1919-23, NI 1921-1925



Trinity College Dublin 'Ireland in Rebellion: 1782-1916' lecture series on YouTube


A series of mini lectures delivered by Professor Patrick Geoghegan, Trinity College Dublin, available on YouTube. From lecture 45 onward are relevant to the A level Partition of Ireland specification. Each clip is 15 minutes long and covers a different aspect of the Partition topic.


Topics: Third Home Rule Crisis, Political Developments 1914-18, Political Developments 1919-23



RTE Century Ireland playlists on YouTube


These are short (3 - 5 minute) clips from the RTE Century Ireland website. These playlists feature historians such as Dr Ferghal McGarry and the late Prof. Ronan Fanning discussing aspects of Partition-era history including the topics ‘Signatories of the Easter Rising’ and 'The Somme’.


Topics: Third Home Rule Crisis, Political Developments 1914-18



AUDIO


The Irish Revolution Lecture series of podcasts - History Hub, University College Dublin


A series of 10 lectures written and presented by Professor Michael Laffan for UCD. The content of each 50 minute lecture covers in detail an aspect of the A level Partition specification. These lectures are available as podcasts making them a suitable revision aid for students.


Topics: Third Home Rule Crisis, Political Developments 1914-18, Political Developments 1919-23


ARTICLES


UCD/Irish Independent - 1916 Collection


The UCD/Irish Independent collection provides historical interpretations by leading historians such as Prof. Ronan Fanning and Prof. Mary Daly in an accessible magazine format. Articles discuss different aspects of the Causes of the Easter Rising, the Rising and the Aftermath. Articles of note include:


Topics: Third Home Rule Crisis, Political Developments 1914-18



DOCUMENTS


British Cabinet Papers - Irish Independence - National Archives UK


National Archives UK online collection features Cabinet Papers collated by historic event. Collections include Irish Nationalism; which looks at the Conscription Crisis, the War of Independence, Truce and Partition & Civil War.


Topics: Political Developments 1914-18, Political Developments 1919-23


National Archives Ireland Treaty exhibition


National Archives Ireland have collated many of their documents relating to the treaty into the Treaty exhibition. Documents include annotated draft treaties and correspondence between plenipotentiaries.


Topics: Political Developments 1919-23



PHOTOGRAPHS


NLI on Flickr

The National Library of Ireland have curated collections of photographs on Flickr. Topics of relevance to the A Level specification include the Easter Rising, War of Independence and Irish Civil War. The War of Independence collection contains reportage images of the conflict including the Burning of Cork.


Topics: Political Developments 1914-18, Political Developments 1919-23


IWM- War of Independence Collection

The Imperial War Museum hosts an Irish War of independence image collection which features reportage images of the British army in Ireland and the aftermath of attacks including ruined police stations and mined roads.


Topics: Political Developments 1919-23


MULTIMEDIA RESOURCES


Down County Museum Transformations: Politics and Protest in County Down 1900-1920s


Although a website intended for Key stage 3, Transformations contains a great collection of ephemera relating to key topics in the A level specification including Souvenir plates, postcards and posters from the Home Rule Crisis.


Topics: Third Home Rule Crisis, Political Developments 1914-18, Political Developments 1919-23


Decade of Centenaries timeline


Another website intended for Key Stage 3 containing content suitable for A level. The website provides a timeline of historical events between 1885 - 1925 illustrated with factfiles, images and ephemera.


Topics: Third Home Rule Crisis, Political Developments 1914-18, Political Developments 1919-23, NI 1921-25


NB: These and resources for other history curricula/exams can be found at the HTANI resources page

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