History involves the study of people who lived in the past - ordinary people as well as famous people. In History, you will learn about the sources of evidence on which we base our understanding of their lives. You will find out about important changes that,over time,have helped to shape the world in which you live.

Have a look at the Junior Cycle Factsheet below where incoming 1st Year students & their parents can learn more about the subject. 

Mr. Leahy's 1st Year class spent a history class in September as Archaeologists.

They had to learn step by step how an archaeologist goes about their jobs and what tools they use.

Have a look at the video on the right to see how they got on!

On Wednesday 16th March 2016, just before breaking for the Easter Holidays, we had an entire day dedicated to remembering 1916.


In the morning we had a flag raising ceremony and a reading of the proclamation. Later in the day, the whole school went to the sports hall for a celebration of the centenary of 1916.

On Monday 7th March 2016, three of our students and two teachers attended the 1916 Post-Primary Schools Centenary Celebrations in Croke Park. The school received a flag and copies of the Proclamation.


Over the next week and a half, leading up to he Easter holidays, we will be doing a number of different things here in Ashbourne Community School to celebrate this important event in Irish history. Check out our facebook page for more information.

An excellent blog by a History teacher from Cork. He gives a fantastic run down of what you need to know for both Junior and Leaving Cert courses.

Another site from a History teacher. Full of different resources on both Junior and Leaving Cert Courses

Mountsandel Official Site. Mountsandel is the oldest known human settlement in Ireland. The evidence found there helps us understand how some of the first people in Ireland lived.

From clues these people left behind, we can learn about their environment, what food they ate, what type of homes they had, and lots more. Part of the 1st Year Course.

A fantastic site with plenty of resources for Junior and Leaving Cert History.