UNIT 11 IRISH HISTORY ON FILM

USEFUL ONLINE RESOURCES FOR UNIT 11

WARM UP


PART 1A IRISH HISTORY

http://www.livinginireland.ie/en/culture_society/a_brief_history_of_ireland/

http://www.theirishstory.com/2012/09/18/the-irish-war-of-independence-a-brief-overview/#.Wceu0MiGPIU

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-26883211


PART 1B MICHAEL COLLINS

http://www.notablebiographies.com/Co-Da/Collins-Michael.html

http://www.ireland-information.com/articles/eamondevalera.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Boland

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitty_Kiernan

Michael+Collins+speech

Michael Collins

Archive Footage of Michael Collins

Archive Footage of Eamon De Valera 1919

Archive Footage of Harry Boland


PART 1C THE FILM

The Director 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Jordan

https://www.rte.ie/entertainment/2016/0224/770507-neil-jordan/

The Actors

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liam_Neeson

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Rickman

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aidan_Quinn

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julia_Roberts

The Introduction – Archive Footage of 1916 Rising

http://www.easter1916.net/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Irish_uprisings


PART 2B PRE-FILM: THE PLOT – SENTENCE ORDER/PART 3 WATCH FILM

Archive Footage of the War of Independence

Archive Footage of the Treaty of Independence

Archive Footage of Irish Civil War 1922-24

Archive Footage of Michael Collins Funeral (from film ‘Michael Collins’)


PART 4A POST-FILM: ANALYSIS

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_War_of_Independence

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_Civil_War

https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/film/michael-collins-review-nowhere-near-as-historically-inaccurate-as-we-once-supposed-1.2576150

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Collins_(film)#Reception


PART 4B CIVIL WAR TO TODAY/PART 4C ADDITIONAL DISCUSSION POINTS

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_Free_State

http://www.economist.com/node/3261033

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Northern_Ireland

Archive Footage of President DeValera 1967


Exhibition: National Museum – Collins Barracks

http://www.museum.ie/en/exhibition/list/soldiering-in-the-20th-century.aspx?article=5486f134-5703-462d-ad83-c84a57cdbcc6

 

 

 

 

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