Decade of Centenaries all-island schools’ history competition 2019

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This competition for primary and post-primary schools is sponsored by the Department of Education and Skills, UCC School of History and History Ireland. There are four categories: Ireland and the First World War; revolution in Ireland; local or regional issues; and national issues. There will be prizes for the best primary and post-primary project in each category, one of which will be considered for publication in the Sept./Oct. 2019 issue of History Ireland, along with a year’s subscription to the magazine. A project can be submitted by a class, a group of students or an individual student. Maximum word count is 2,000 for primary and 4,000 for post-primary. Closing date for receipt of completed projects is Friday 22 March 2019. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded before the end of May 2019. Further information @

Above: Saoirse Ní Shiocháin receiving her award from Prof. David Ryan, Head of the School of History, at the Decade of Centenaries essay competition prize-giving ceremony in UCC in May 2018.


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