Learning or teaching about Ireland’s Parliament? You'll find all our educational resources here.

History competition for post-primary students

Post-primary history students at junior and senior level are invited to enter our Treaty Debates Research Project Competition.

Students are asked to carry out a research project on one or more of the Members of the second Dáil Éireann who were involved in the Debates on the Anglo-Irish Treaty.

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Exploring Democracy

CSPE

Exploring Democracy

If you're teaching junior cycle CSPE this year, check out our new Exploring Democracy series. It comprises lesson plans, slide shows and action projects to help you cover strand 3 of the new CSPE curriculum.

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Our educational resources are tailored to different levels. Find yours here.

documentary

In our own words

This documentary focuses on the story of Irish women’s struggle for equality and representation in the political sphere, told exclusively through the first-hand testimony of the women involved.

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Dáil100

Dáil Day One

This short animated film tells the story of the circumstances that drove the members of the First Dáil to set up an independent parliament in 1919.

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Recent educational publications

Wed, 19 May 2021

Dáil and Seanad Elections | Politics and Society
Senior cycle worksheet: Refer to the infographics provided to answer questions on the Dáil and Seanad general elections

Thu, 23 Jul 2020

Lessons checklist | Exploring democracy
Junior cycle CSPE: A citizenship course | Exploring democracy | Checklist of lesson plans and democracy actions

Fri, 20 Mar 2020

In Our Own Words - Women in Oireachtas Éireann
Junior cycle / senior cycle worksheet: Watch the documentary In Our Own Words and fill in this worksheet

Leinster House

Take a five-minute video tour of Leinster House.

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Dáil Éireann

Take a three-minute tour of Dáil Éireann.

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Seanad Éireann

Take a three-minute tour of Seanad Éireann.

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Dáil100

History of the Dáil

Dáil100

The first public sitting of the Dáil was held in the Mansion House, Dublin, on 21 January 1919. To learn all about the origins of the Irish Parliament and get lesson plans, primary sources and printables, visit the education section of the dedicated Dáil100 website.

Other resources

Want to find out more about the other bodies that influence how Ireland is governed? We’ve compiled a selection of links to organisations that influence the policies and laws we all live by.

Contact details

Houses of the Oireachtas
Leinster House
Kildare St
Dublin 2
D02 XR20
Ireland

Parliamentary education officer

Conor Reale

(01) 6184056
conor.reale@oireachtas.ie

History competition

Post-primary history students at junior and senior level are invited to enter our Treaty Debates competition.

Students are asked to carry out a research project on one or more of the Members of the second Dáil Éireann who were involved in the Debates on the Anglo-Irish Treaty.