History Department

History is offered as an optional subject at both Junior and Leaving Certificate levels. Studying History enables students to acquire knowledge and an understanding of human life in the past. Students of History become:
  • Independent thinkers
  • Open-minded and objective
  • Disciplined
  • Good communicators
  • Able to analyse issues and problems
  • Able to formulate logical arguments


Click for a list of Careers with History.

Teaching and Learning

Click here for the Department of Education and Science Subject Inspection Report on HISTORY in Tullamore College (2007).


Click for the History Department's Teaching Objectives.

Junior Certificate

Leaving Certificate

Click here for useful History links.
Latest News in the History Department

Leaving Certificate History Trip 

The 6th Year History students took a recent trip to Dublin to enhance their knowledge of Irish history. There, they visited Kilmainham Gaol and went on a guided tour of the ‘Soldiers and Chiefs Exhibition’ at the national Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks. 

Click here for more info on this field trip.