Learning or teaching about Ireland’s Parliament? You'll find all our educational resources here.
If you're teaching junior cycle CSPE this year, check out our new Exploring democracy series. We created it specially to cover most aspects of strand 3 of the new CSPE curriculum. Exploring democracy comprises 20 lesson plans, each with a slide show and printable worksheets, plus ready-to-go democracy action projects. We've even included a handy checklist so you can tick off each learning objective.
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.
Take a three-minute tour of Dáil Éireann.
Take a three-minute tour of Seanad Éireann.
Recent educational publications
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
Thu, 19 Mar 2020
Oireachtas website treasure hunt
Junior cycle / senior cycle worksheet: Find the answers to these questions on www.oireachtas.ie
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.
Houses of the Oireachtas
Parliamentary education officer