A Guide to Ireland on Film: 1916

Private Peaceful film still 2
Private Peaceful film still 2




Medium (5-11 activities)


Northern Ireland

The films in this resource focus on the period from 1909 until 1922 and look at the background to Ireland, the Easter Rising, the War of Independence, Anglo-Irish Treaty and Irish Civil War. The film referenced in the teachers' notes and with clips embedded in the accompanying Ireland on film - 1916 PowerPoint presentation are:

Michael Collins (1996, 15), Ryan's Daughter (1970, 15), The Wind that Shakes the Barley (2006, 15) and Private Peaceful (2012, 12)

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  • Citizenship
  • History
  • Twentieth Century
  • Politics

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