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The following is an outline of the Junior Certificate course:

1st Year

  • Archaeology
  • Ancient Ireland
  • Ancient Civilisation
  • Celts
  • Bronze Age
  • Stone Age
  • Iron Age
  • Monks and Monasteries
  • Norman Ireland
  • Viking Ireland
  • Renaissance

2nd Year

  • Reformation
  • Counter Reformation
  • French Revolution
  • American Revolution
  • Irish Revolution
  • Industrial Revolution
  • Agricultural Revolution
  • The Famine

3rd Year

  • Modern Irish and European History (1870-1970)
  • 1916 Rising
  • The Irish Free State
  • World War 1
  • The Rise of Hitler
  • The Rise of Mussolini
  • World War 2
  • Cold War
  • Setting up of the E.U.

Transition Year History:

In Transition Year you get a chance to do different things than you usually would in the Junior or Leaving certificate course. At the start of the year (October 2002), we all did projects on 'Famous Irish Woman in History'. We also study Jewish History.

Leaving Certfiicate History:

Students study Irish and European History from 1870 to 1970. One of the most exciting parts of the leaving cert course is the research topic, where students get a chance to research a topic in history which interests them most.

History Trips:

The History department organizes several history trips each year. These include trips to The Dáil, Kilmainham Gaol, The Irish Jewish Museum, Glendalough and The National Museum at Collins Barracks.