The Troubles in Ireland

From 1968 to 1998 the situation in Northern Ireland was very complicated and not many people dared to visit Belfast, a not very safe place for 30 years. Luckily for everybody, Irish people managed to overcome their differences and are working together towards a brighter future.

As this year we are working on progress in our project “Moving forward with 3º ESO” , I decided that we would devote the second term to study how Ireland could be used as an example of progress in societies.

We started off having a look at some of the graffiti on the wall of shame in Belfast and discussing them in class:

The wall of shame

The wall of shame

One of your first questions was:

“Inma, who was to blame for this conflict?”

No answer from me, I wanted you to find your own answer after working on the topic…so we went on and on and watched “The Boxer” and listened to “Sunday Bloody Sunday” by U2 and you wrote your impressions of both of them here:

The Boxer

The Boxer

Bloody Sunday

Bloody Sunday

3º C came up with these fantastic timelines and oral presentations. Click on the photo to have a look at the presentations:

The Troubles

The Troubles


Oral presentations:


3ºB, on the other hand, created this collaborative wall where they have explained why Ireland is an example of progress. Click on the photo if you fancy finding out more:

The Irish Troubles

The Irish Troubles

After all this hard work you found the answer to your question:

“There were no baddies. There were only victims, lots of victims.”

And drew your own conclusions:

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