Leaving Cert Special

April 22, 2010 · Print This Article


Bobby Sands and 1916 leader Tom Clarke feature in a series of broadcasts on the Irish radio station Newstalk aimed at Leaving Certificate students. The series, Talking History, has been running since 1st March and is also be available on Podcast and on iTunes for students to download.

A special Leaving Cert programme broadcast on Sunday, April 11th, featuring Patrick Geoghegan and a team of historians, teachers and students, discussing key topics relating to the history syllabus, key questions, examination approaches and themes is also available for downloading.

The documentary on Bobby Sands begins about two minutes into the broadcast and features, amongst others, two hunger strikers, Laurence McKeown and Raymond McCartney, and BBC journalist Peter Taylor who covered the period in question.


One Response to “Leaving Cert Special”

  1. pete on May 6th, 2010 5:33 pm

    it was 29 years since bobby died i had to take an hour out yesterday to sit and think and compose myself i was a kid of 12years old then i lived in the lower falls ,i remember my dad wakening me up at 5.40 am to inform me that bobby died i remember i just sat and cried,it was then i vowed that the brits will never break my spirit and they never did,i visited bobbys grave yesterday,and its great the way gerry adams has stuck to bobbys principles.bobbys death was the biggest influence on my life he was my hero.peter.

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