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Comment #2766673 by Alan Ruane

Alan Ruane Aug 7th 2014, 8:23 AM #

Never really got history when I was in school and to be honest never really cared. Now I work in Leinster House as a parliamentary usher and part of my job is to bring members of the public around on tours. From working here and learning about Irish history I now have the privilege of bringing school groups around and I find that when they see this building and walk around and see how things work and hear about the Irish fight for freedom, how and why Thomas Francis Magher got the idea for The Irish Flag and see a copy of the Irish Proclamation they look at history as something that is real. History is very important, it helps us understand where we have come from.

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Opinion: What’s the point in learning about history?

Opinion: What’s the point in learning about history?

Every History teacher in the country can attest to hearing the Dreaded Question at least once a year: “What’s the point in learning about this?”