Riots Rifles and Rebels-1916 Rising Schools’ Pack launched

One of South Dublin Libraries’ ongoing Decade of Centenaries projects has been a series of information packs for schools aimed at late primary and early secondary school pupils. The 1913 Lockout and the Great War information packs were released in 2013 and 2014.

The latest in the series is now available, covering the 1916 Rising. It is profusely illustrated throughout with rare and interesting photographs and documents from the Local Studies digital archive collection, Source.


The pack covers the causes and results of the Rising in language suitable for the age group, and contains many rarely seen images and documents that all ages will find interesting, including the original surrender document, some “before and after 1916” images of Sackville Street and a rare photograph of British Army lancers in action near the Four Courts.

Copies of the 1916 pack and of the previous packs in the series are available to download from our digital archive, Source, by searching for “Schools Pack” in the archive, or by following these links:

1916 Pack:

Great War Pack:

1913 Lockout Pack:


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