It is divided into three parts:
- The struggle for independence (1900 - 1922)
- The Irish Free State/Republic of Ireland (1922 - 1985)
- Northern Ireland (1920 - 1985)
Unlike topics in Second Year it is light on People in History questions, with only three main questions which regularly come up (An Ulster unionist, Michael Collins and Seán Lemass). It always comes up in short questions and can be an easy option on Q.6 if learned well.
Besides the exam, this part of the course explains the history of the Ireland you're living in now, and why it is the way it is. The course ends in 1985, which is just 27 years ago. Considering you started with the Mesolithic era, that's quite a lot you've learned in three years!
Click on the buttons below to get the part you want. All exam questions (except for People in History) are in a separate section, which you can find by clicking the Questions You Might Be Asked box.