Friday 28 July 2017

Students can now feel the pulse of history

Pictured at the announcement of the Ireland 2016 partnership with the Irish Independent and unveiling of the Irish Independent 1916 Collection supplement at Ballybay Community College in Ballybay Co Monaghan was Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys TD and Irish Independent Editor Fionnan Sheahan with some of the students
Pictured at the announcement of the Ireland 2016 partnership with the Irish Independent and unveiling of the Irish Independent 1916 Collection supplement at Ballybay Community College in Ballybay Co Monaghan was Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys TD and Irish Independent Editor Fionnan Sheahan with some of the students
Editorial

Editorial

As our language wanes and dies, the golden legends of the far-off centuries fade and pass away. No one sees their influence upon culture; no one sees their educational power," so wrote Douglas Hyde, our first president.

Educational power should never be taken for granted. Today we launch a special series of supplements, the Irish Independent 1916 Collection, to bring the pulse of history into the classroom. The series aims to explain the significance of the 1916 Rising to new generations.

The Rising was a watershed that shaped this nation. Like all revolutions it was uncompromising and complex.

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