'The History of Ireland in 100 Objects'

Every Object tells a story.....

A History of Ireland in 100 Objects uses artefacts to create a timeline of Ireland's past; from the earliest evidence of human activity to the modern day - one object at a time. Each one helps us to connect with the person that made it, those who used it and to the times in which they lived. At the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life you will find the empty cooking pot, emigrant's teapot, Boyne coracle and emigrant's suitcase.

In 2014, we challenged pupils to write a poem inspired by one of these objects. We had an overwhelming response and the standard was extremely high which made it very hard to judge. Thank you to everyone that sent in poems and 'congratulations' to all of our winners. Check out the winning entries here

 

 

Page link: Poetry Competition Results
Poetry Competition Results
Check out the winning entries here
Page link: 100 objects
100 objects
By Aisling Browne, 6th class.
Page link: 100 Objects
100 Objects
By Morgan J Davies, Primary.
Page link: 100 Objects Limerick
100 Objects Limerick
By Padraic Murphy, Primary
Page link: 1950's Suitcase
1950's Suitcase
By Krista Ozolina, 1st year.
Page link: A Letter
A Letter
By Padraig Gaughan Rang 5
Page link: A Ticket
A Ticket
By Keelan Rowley, 2nd year.
Page link: All I Heard
All I Heard
By Ben Geary, 2nd year.
Page link: An Emigrant's Suitcase
An Emigrant's Suitcase
By Rhys Burns, 2nd year.
Page link: Armlet-Old Croghan Man
Armlet-Old Croghan Man
By Conor Buckley, 2nd year.
Page link: Ballinderry Sword
Ballinderry Sword
By Marta Ledwandowska, 1st year.
Page link: Ballinderry Sword Sestina
Ballinderry Sword Sestina
By Eolann Dineen, 2nd year.
Page link: Battle of King's Mountain
Battle of King's Mountain
By Brandon McNamara, 1st year.
Page link: Decisions
Decisions
By Clinton Obidegwu, 1st year.
Page link: Decommisioned IRA Weapon
Decommisioned IRA Weapon
By Ríonach Cawley, Transition Year.
Page link: Emigrant Suitcase
Emigrant Suitcase
By Anna Madden, 2nd year.
Page link: Emigrant's Suitcase
Emigrant's Suitcase
By Aoibhe Regan, 2nd year.
Page link: Primary Level Commended
Primary Level Commended
Emigrant's Suitcase
Page link: Emigrant's Suitcase
Emigrant's Suitcase
By Nadine Neary Rang 5
Page link: Emigrant's Teapot
Emigrant's Teapot
By Niall Murphy Rang 5
Page link: Emigrants Suitcase
Emigrants Suitcase
By Caoimhe Griffin, 2nd year.
Page link: Emigration
Emigration
By Dára Padden, Rang 5
Page link: Emigration
Emigration
By Séan Gaughan Rang 5
Page link: Primary Level Commended
Primary Level Commended
Far from Home
Page link: Farewell Sestina
Farewell Sestina
By Beibhinn Twomey, 2nd year.
Page link: Fish Trap Limerick
Fish Trap Limerick
By Aleksandra Pawlowska, Primary.
Page link: Fishing
Fishing
By Joseph Hughes, Primary.
Page link: GAA medal
GAA medal
By Andrew Walsh, 2nd year.
Page link: GAA Medal
GAA Medal
By Cathal Keane, 2nd year.
Page link: GAA Medal
GAA Medal
Rachel Daly, 1st year.
Page link: Hidden Treasure
Hidden Treasure
By Gerard Hodkinson, 2nd year.
Page link: Hope in their heart.
Hope in their heart.
Alan O'Rourke, 2nd year.
Page link: How I wish I was still in Ireland
How I wish I was still in Ireland
By Alanna Duffy Rang 4
Page link: I Got Lost Once
I Got Lost Once
Dafe Orugbo, 6th year
Page link: In The Wrong Hands Of Law
In The Wrong Hands Of Law
By Nathan Meade
Page link: Laced with Hope.
Laced with Hope.
By Emer Perkins, 2nd year.
Page link: Life in Ireland
Life in Ireland
By Lucy Barrett Rang 4
Page link: Long Ago
Long Ago
By Amy Connor Rang 5
Page link: Long Ago
Long Ago
By Nathan Connor, Rang 5
Page link: Looking Back
Looking Back
By Iseult Talbot Rang 4
Page link: Mesolithic Fish Trap
Mesolithic Fish Trap
By Jennifer Calvert, Primary.
Page link: Mesolithic Fish Trap
Mesolithic Fish Trap
By Wiktoria Baran, Primary.
Page link: Mt Home Land
Mt Home Land
By Darragh Dixon, Rang 5
Page link: My Life in Ireland
My Life in Ireland
By Matthew Walsh, Rang 5
Page link: No Escaping
No Escaping
By Julieanne Williamson, 3rd year.
Page link: On the Way to England
On the Way to England
By Kelly Hefferon Rang 5
Page link: Plain handkerchief
Plain handkerchief
By Patrick Prendergast, 2nd year
Page link: Rusty Chain
Rusty Chain
By Callum McGrath, Primary
Page link: Slave Chains
Slave Chains
By Dylan O'Shea, 2nd year.
Page link: Slave Chains
Slave Chains
By Eilis Corless, 2nd year.
Page link: Slave Chains
Slave Chains
By Rebecca W, Post Primary
Page link: Slave Chains
Slave Chains
By Rebecca Walsh, 2nd year.
Page link: Slave Chains
Slave Chains
By Sarah Hynes, Transition Year.
Page link: Tara Brooch
Tara Brooch
Eimear Sharpe, 1st year.
Page link: Tara Torcs.
Tara Torcs.
Clodagh Ryan, First year.
Page link: Tara Torcs.
Tara Torcs.
Sarah Marnane, 1st year.
Page link: The 19th Century Cooking Pot
The 19th Century Cooking Pot
By James Longstaff, 2nd year.
Page link: The Ardagh Chalice
The Ardagh Chalice
By Aoibhín McGlone, 2nd Year.
Page link: The Ballinderry Sword
The Ballinderry Sword
By Emma O'Hora, 1st year.
Page link: The Book of Kells
The Book of Kells
By Ciara Cooney, First Year.
Page link: The Cooking Pot
The Cooking Pot
By Aaron Grieve, Rang 4
Page link: The Emigrant
The Emigrant
By Amy McWiliams, Rang 5
Page link: The Emigrant's Teapot
The Emigrant's Teapot
Ciara Ryan, 1st year.
Page link: The Emmigrants Suitcase
The Emmigrants Suitcase
By Aoife Gallagher, 2nd year.
Page link: The Empty Cooking Pot
The Empty Cooking Pot
By Ailbhe Grogan, Primary.
Page link: The Fish
The Fish
By Aisling Ketterick, Primary.
Page link: The Fish
The Fish
By Isaac Tunney-Ware, Primary.
Page link: The Fish Trap
The Fish Trap
By Jakub Piskorek, Primary.
Page link: The Lace Maker
The Lace Maker
By Ciara Cahill, 2nd year.
Page link: The Light
The Light
By Alanna Fox, 2nd year.
Page link: The Neolithic Bag
The Neolithic Bag
Kia Peek, First Year
Page link: The Old Little Pot
The Old Little Pot
Glenn Nicoll, Rang 5
Page link: The Pot
The Pot
By Luke McWilliams Rang 6
Page link: The Salamander Pendant
The Salamander Pendant
Eimear Bourke, 1st year.
Page link: The Slender Man.
The Slender Man.
By Daragh Hodnett, 2nd year.
Page link: The Ticket
The Ticket
By Lauren Baker, 2nd year.
Page link: The White Handkerchief
The White Handkerchief
By Jack Harris, 1st year.
Page link: These Chains Upon My Feet
These Chains Upon My Feet
By Dylan Stanaway, Primary.
Page link: Viking Limerick
Viking Limerick
By Liam Butler, Primary.
Page link: AK-47
AK-47
By EWAN DUERDEN, 2nd Year
Page link: Bloody Sunday Hankerchief
Bloody Sunday Hankerchief
By James Donaldson, 2nd year
Page link: Daniel O'connell's Chariot
Daniel O'connell's Chariot
By Mark Moynihan, 2nd Year
Page link: Earrings
Earrings
By Evie Kiely, 2nd Year
Page link: GAA MEDAL
GAA MEDAL
By MAEVE O SULLIVAN, 2nd Year
Page link: GAA MEDAL
GAA MEDAL
By NIAMH O SULLIVAN, 2nd Year
Page link: Gone
Gone
By Rachel Dick, 2nd Year
Page link: James Connolly
James Connolly
by Marie King, First Year
Page link: Leaving
Leaving
By Hannah McAuliffe, 2nd Year.
Page link: Loss And...
Loss And...
By Adam Lennon, 2nd Year
Page link: Mercy
Mercy
By Charlotte Cope, 2nd year
Page link: Mercy
Mercy
By Charlotte Cope, 2nd Year
Page link: Mystery
Mystery
By Shannon Agar, 2nd Year
Page link: Our Day?
Our Day?
By Aaron Empey, 2nd Year
Page link: Paper
Paper
The Wicker Basket
Page link: Soul Destroyer
Soul Destroyer
By George Connolly, 2nd Year
Page link: That Dark Day
That Dark Day
By Kate Douglas
Page link: The Book Of Kells
The Book Of Kells
By Aisling O'Hora, 1st Year
Page link: The empty cooking pot
The empty cooking pot
By Catherine Flanagan, Primary
Page link: The Empty Cooking Pot
The Empty Cooking Pot
By E. O., 2nd Year
Page link: The End
The End
By Grace Donald, 2nd Year
Page link: The GAA Medal
The GAA Medal
By George Downing, 2nd Year
Page link: The Leaving
The Leaving
By Hannah McAuliffe, 2nd Year,
Page link: The Light Into Hell
The Light Into Hell
By Andrew Hogan, 2nd year
Page link: THE MEDAL
THE MEDAL
By RACHEL WHELTON, 2nd Year
Page link: The Oseberg
The Oseberg
By Sean G.D, 2nd Year
Page link: The salamander pendant
The salamander pendant
By Philip O'Donnell, 2nd Year
Page link: The Ticket
The Ticket
By Aimee Harper, 2nd Year
Page link: THE TICKET
THE TICKET
By SARAH MCCARTHY, 2nd Year
Page link: The Viking Slave Chain
The Viking Slave Chain
By Eva Jane Gorman, 1st Year.
Page link: TITANIC LAUNCH
TITANIC LAUNCH
By GEMMA HURLEY, 2nd Year
Page link: Titanic Launch ticket
Titanic Launch ticket
By Jennifer O'Neill, 2nd Year
Page link: Unsinkable
Unsinkable
By Leah Moten
Page link: The River Clyde Lamp
The River Clyde Lamp
By Padraic Mulligan, 2nd year.
Page link:
"Don't worry, we'll be together someday."
By Linda Kelly, 1st year.
Page link: A Ticket's Tale
A Ticket's Tale
Sinead O'Donnell Stolz, 2nd year.
Page link: Ak47
Ak47
By Jim Fehily, 2nd year.
Page link: ak-47
ak-47
By Scott Langdon, 1st year.
Page link: Art of Ireland
Art of Ireland
By Jack Wyse, Transition year,
Page link: At last I've been found
At last I've been found
By Emma Gordon, 2nd year
Page link: At the Age of Fourteen
At the Age of Fourteen
By Lydia Coyne, 2nd year.
Page link: Ballinderry Sword
Ballinderry Sword
By Fergus McLaughlin, 1st Year.
Page link: Ballinderry Sword
Ballinderry Sword
By Hannah Best, 6th Class
Page link: Beautiful Brooch
Beautiful Brooch
By Shannon Taylor, 1st Year.
Page link: Beauty Unburied
Beauty Unburied
Jordan Muldoon, Transition year,
Page link: Blood on Iron
Blood on Iron
By Jamie Hughes, 2nd year.
Page link: Bloody Sunday Handkerchief
Bloody Sunday Handkerchief
By Catherine Galvin, 6th year.
Page link: Daniel O'Connell's 'Chariot'
Daniel O'Connell's 'Chariot'
By Ellen Harrold, 2nd year.
Page link: Daniel O'Connell's Chariot
Daniel O'Connell's Chariot
By Aaliyah Awotunde, 6th Class
Page link: Daniel O'Connell's Chariot 1844
Daniel O'Connell's Chariot 1844
By Sienna Bosonnet, 2nd year.
Page link: Decomissioned Weapon
Decomissioned Weapon
By Cian O'Boyle, 1st year.
Page link: Decommisioned IRA weapon
Decommisioned IRA weapon
Conor Tighe, Transition year.
Page link: Eileen Gray
Eileen Gray
Rachel Olwill, Transition year,
Page link: Emigrant Suitcase
Emigrant Suitcase
By Conán Reilly, 1st year.
Page link: Emigrants Teapot
Emigrants Teapot
By Muireann Griffin, 2nd year.
Page link: Emirgrant's Suitcase
Emirgrant's Suitcase
By Grace Leonard,
Page link: GAA Medal
GAA Medal
By Ben Healy, Second Year
Page link: GAA medal
GAA medal
By Ben Healy, Second Year
Page link: GAA medal 1887
GAA medal 1887
By Mark O Farrell, 2nd year
Page link: Guns
Guns
By Ben Murphy, 2nd year
Page link: Hope
Hope
By Mollie O'Mahony, 2nd Year
Page link: Icon of Fear
Icon of Fear
By Conor O'Reilly, 2nd year.
Page link: Intel Microprocessor - Objective Irony
Intel Microprocessor - Objective Irony
By Ben O'Sullivan, 2nd year.
Page link: Iron Spearhead
Iron Spearhead
By Natasha Hall, 2nd year.
Page link: James Connolly's Shirt
James Connolly's Shirt
By Chloe Connolly, 1st Year
Page link: Post-primary Level Commended
Post-primary Level Commended
James Connolly's Shirt
Page link: Lamp from 'River Clyde'
Lamp from 'River Clyde'
By Conor Booth, 2nd Year
Page link: Lamp from River Clyde
Lamp from River Clyde
By David Kelly, 2nd Year,
Page link: Lamp from The River Clyde
Lamp from The River Clyde
By Arthur Moore, 2nd year
Page link: Mercy
Mercy
By Charlotte Cope, 2nd year.
Page link: One Out One Hundred Objects, Corleck Head
One Out One Hundred Objects, Corleck Head
By Sophia Tiger-Murphy, 1st year.
Page link: Proudly on my owners chest
Proudly on my owners chest
By Sophie O'Meara, 2nd year.
Page link: Regret
Regret
By Anna Dowley, 2nd year.
Page link: River Clyde lamp
River Clyde lamp
By Rory Moloney, 2nd year
Page link: The 'Titanic' Launch Ticket
The 'Titanic' Launch Ticket
By Emma Sheridan, 2nd Year
Page link: 1st Prize, Primary Level
1st Prize, Primary Level
The Ballinderry Sword
Page link: The Book Of Kells
The Book Of Kells
By Kate Walker, 2nd Year
Page link: The Book Of Kells
The Book Of Kells
By Keelan Hegarty, 1st year.
Page link: The Book of Kells
The Book of Kells
Laura O Brien, Transition year.
Page link: The Corleck Head
The Corleck Head
By Rebecca Sherry Robinson, 2nd Year
Page link: The Emigrant's Suitcase
The Emigrant's Suitcase
by Amanda Murniece, 2nd Year
Page link: The Emigrant's Suitcase
The Emigrant's Suitcase
By Rachel Garvin, 1st Year
Page link: The Emigrant's Suitcase
The Emigrant's Suitcase
By Stella Walsh, 1st Year
Page link: The Emmigrants Suitcase
The Emmigrants Suitcase
By Ella Morrison, 2nd year.
Page link: The Freedom
The Freedom
By Alannah Clarke, 2nd year.
Page link: The lamp that guided us to death
The lamp that guided us to death
By Xavier Tirlemont, 2nd year
Page link: The Meadow
The Meadow
By Maeve Fahy, 1st Year
Page link: The River Clyde Lamp
The River Clyde Lamp
By Matthew Callan, 2nd Year
Page link: The Salamander
The Salamander
By Claire Doyle, 2nd year.
Page link: The Shirt of Courage
The Shirt of Courage
By Patrick Treacy, 1st Year.
Page link: The Sound of Slavery
The Sound of Slavery
By Tara Daly, 2nd year.
Page link: The Stokes Tapestry
The Stokes Tapestry
By Tara Colley, 1st Year
Page link: The Suitcase
The Suitcase
By Emma Phair, 2nd year.
Page link: The Tara Brooch
The Tara Brooch
By Siobhán O'Keeffe, 2nd year
Page link: The Titanic
The Titanic
By Holly Caffrey, 2nd Year
Page link: The Titanic Launch Ticket
The Titanic Launch Ticket
By Caoimhe Ni Chorragain, 1st year.
Page link: The Titanic Launch Ticket
The Titanic Launch Ticket
By William McAleese, 2nd year
Page link: The Unsinkable
The Unsinkable
By Lucia Fennell, 2nd Year
Page link: The Wicker Cradle
The Wicker Cradle
By Charlotte Ruane, 1st year.
Page link: Titanic Launch Ticket
Titanic Launch Ticket
By Jack O'Donnell, 2nd year
Page link: Titanic Launch Ticket
Titanic Launch Ticket
By Kathia (Yejaterina) Dmitruk, 2nd year.
Page link: Titanic Launch Ticket
Titanic Launch Ticket
By Mark Fleming, 2nd Year
Page link: Titanic launch Ticket
Titanic launch Ticket
By Tara Hannick, 1st year.
Page link: Titanic Ticket
Titanic Ticket
By Becky Carey, 1st Year
Page link: Titanic Ticket
Titanic Ticket
By Makayla Mcandrew,1st year.
Page link: Toppled over chair
Toppled over chair
By Peter Prendergast, 5th year
Page link: Find out How to Enter
Find out How to Enter
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Page link: AK - 47
AK - 47
By Eimear Walshe, 6th Class
Page link: Daniel O'Connell's Chariot
Daniel O'Connell's Chariot
By Alanna Naughton, 6th Class
Page link: Daniel O'Connell's Chariot
Daniel O'Connell's Chariot
By Elizabeth McKenna, 6th Class
Page link: Little Leather Suitcase
Little Leather Suitcase
By Ryan Lomas
Page link: Long Lochlannach Oseberg
Long Lochlannach Oseberg
By Ryan Spencer, 2nd Year
Page link: Primary Level Commended
Primary Level Commended
The Book of Kells By
Page link: The Emigrant's Suitcase
The Emigrant's Suitcase
By Clodagh Moxham, 1st Year
Page link: The Emigrant's Suitcase
The Emigrant's Suitcase
By Diarmuid McGivern, 2nd Year
Page link: Titanic Launch Ticket
Titanic Launch Ticket
By Adithi Gowda, 6th Class
Page link: 3rd Prize, Primary Level
3rd Prize, Primary Level
Titanic Launch Ticket
Page link: A Threatening Letter, 1842
A Threatening Letter, 1842
By Emma Begley, 5th Year
Page link: Anglo Irish Bank Sign
Anglo Irish Bank Sign
by Elisa Kehrel, 5th Year
Page link: Bloody Sunday Handkerchief
Bloody Sunday Handkerchief
By Avril Moran, 5th Year
Page link: Joint 2nd Prize, Post-primary
Joint 2nd Prize, Post-primary
Empty Cooking Pot (1845-9)
Page link: James Connolly's Shirt, 1916
James Connolly's Shirt, 1916
By Alannah Murray, 5th Year
Page link: Slave Chain
Slave Chain
By Matthew Armstrong, 5th Year
Page link: The Emigrant's Suitcase
The Emigrant's Suitcase
By Ruairí Elms-Harrison, 2nd Year
Page link: The Gun
The Gun
By Sarah Higgins, 5th Year
Page link: The Slave Chain
The Slave Chain
By Jessica Reilly, 5th Year
Page link: The Tara Brooch
The Tara Brooch
By Saoirse Brennan, 5th Year
Page link: The Viking Longship
The Viking Longship
By Jenny Tobin, 5th Year
Page link: 2nd Prize, Primary Level
2nd Prize, Primary Level
The Wicker Cradle
Page link: Titanic Launch Ticket
Titanic Launch Ticket
By Jamie McGowan, 5th Year
Page link: TITANIC LAUNCH TICKET, MAY 1911
TITANIC LAUNCH TICKET, MAY 1911
By Shauna Costello, 5th Year