Offaly and the Rising, an Educational Resource
This resource, developed in-house by Offaly County Council staff, provides an overview to County Offaly’s connections to the uprising of 1916 and is supported by teachers training notes and a bibliography of Offaly Library Service resources.
The information in the resource is aimed at primary and secondary schools and it intended to act as an introduction to the local history materials available on the Rising. It will also serve as a starting point for those wishing to do further research on the topic, such as historians, community organizations and members of the public .
Offaly and the Rising: an educational resource provides an overview to County Offaly's connections to the 1916 uprising. The Rising was a seminal event in Irish history with far reaching consequences for Offaly. Delving into the political and military themes this educational resource offers glimpses into the past using a wide range of original sources. Focusing on familiar stories it also includes fresh insights emphasising lesser known or neglected aspects of the Rising and its links to Offaly, for example the civilian casualties and eye-witness accounts from Offaly are covered. It also documents the Offaly combatants who fought in Dublin, reactions in the county to the Rising, and the transformation of local government in 1920.
The information in Offaly and the Rising: an educational resource is aimed at primary and secondary schools and is intended to act as an introduction to the local history materials available on the Rising. is will also serve as a starting point for those wishing to do further research on the topic, such as local historians, community organisations and members of the public.
Offaly and the Rising: an educational resource is part of the County Offaly 2016 Centenary Programme. Funded by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, IPB Insurance, and the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government. It is an initiative of Offaly Library Services, co-ordinated by County Librarian Mary Stuart. Offaly County Council acknowledges with thanks the many individuals involved including Dr. Philip McConway, Sandra Turner and Edel Heffernan.
There are numerous ways to learn more about Off aly during the 1916 Rising, the events that preceded it, the aftermath and legacy. Off aly Library Service has a large number of resources on the topic and is a good starting point for anyone conducting research.
This bibliography is a comprehensive list of research resources available through the Offaly Library Service. Library Staff can assist resarchers in accessing the materials listed. All resources listed are available on the library catalogue which is available online at www.offaly.ie/libraries.