Post Primary Education

The National Library has a long tradition of supporting  post primary students and their teachers. Our exhibition tours and workshops strongly complement the English and History curricula and provide useful support for class research projects.

Travelling exhibitions are available for loan to schools and school libraries. See here for list

The National Library of Ireland and  Poetry Ireland, in partnership with University College Cork (from 2018) is very proud to present Poetry Aloud: our all Ireland poetry speaking competition for post primary schools.

To find out more about Poetry Aloud, our tours and workshops, explore the links below. Contact

Poetry Aloud 2021 - Poetry Speaking Competition
POETRY ALOUD 2021 Poetry Speaking competition Results. Congratulations!

Yeats Activity Pack for Junior Cert
New! Check out our activity pack for Junior Cert students with information for teachers to get the most from the pack.

New! Online Learning Resources for Post-Primary
Online Learning Resources - Book an outline tour or workshop for your class!

Hands on History
Hands on History: 2 day history summer ‘camp’ for post-primary students

Exhibition tours
Discover how tours of our exhibitions can bring the post-primary curriculum alive! Find out how workshops can support and inspire budding researchers!

Learning resources for the Lockout Exhibition
Check out the Activity sheets for all ages that are available with the Lockout Exhibition

Leaving Cert History at the NLI
Access our guide to researching at the NLI and find out about our Leaving Cert History tour & workshop.

Historical Case Studies
These six documents-based case studies, developed in association with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA), are intended to support the revised Leaving Certificate History Syllabus.

The 1916 Rising: Personalities and Perspectives
An documents-based online exhibition focusing on the events and protagonists of the 1916 Rising.
Post Primary Education at the NLI
Post Primary Education at the NLI
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