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Union to Partition


Mr McHugh

on 31 January 2013

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Transcript of Union to Partition

"The Partition
Ireland" Partition:
When something is divided into two parts. The UK
1921 In 1801, Ireland and Great Britain were
joined together to form the United Kingdom.
Laws for Ireland would now be made in London. In 1921, Ireland was divided in two.
Northern Ireland stayed in the United Kingdom
but Southern Ireland did not. Partition was not intended to be a permanent measure but it is still with us today. Discussion:

How does partition still affect us today? Homework:
Create a cover page in your exercise book for this section.
- Title "The Partition of Ireland".
- Use an appropriate image.
- Use colour. A Map of the
United Kingdom
in 1801 Where is this? In pairs:

Discuss and record differences that you can see between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. EVIDENCE

Irish Language on road signs / English Language only
Yelow road makings / White road markings
Euro / Pound
Garda / PSNI
Green Post Boxes / Red Post Boxes
Speed limits in KPH / Speed limits in MPH
Green Post Vans / Red Post Vans
Black and White car registration plates / Yellow and Black car registration plates
Chocolate bars
Prices! Opposition
Home Rule Why was there
Oppostion to
Home Rule? "In the year 1900, there were 900,000 spindles running in Belfast alone, more than in any country in the world. Ulster has more than any three countries combined. There are 35,000 power looms in Ulster and 22,000 in Great Britain and the Continent of Europe combined."

Source: The Story of Belfast (Mary Lowry 1913)
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