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Cork City Gaol

Let's visit the Old Cork jail!

The historic City Gaol opened in 1824 and closed in 1923. Originally the prison housed both male and female prisoners who committed crimes within the city borders.

In 1878, the City Gaol became a women prison until the men who opposed to the 1920 Anglo-Irish Treaty were imprisoned there in 1922-1923. The jail then deteriorated until it was restored and re-opened for tourists in 1993.

At the end of the session, you will have:

  • visited Cork City Gaol. 
  • had fun singing one of the most famous songs by the Irish band "The Corrs"
  • shared your investigation report through different means.

Why don't you visit it virtually? Click on the Cork City Gaol web page and you will be able to do it easily.

At this website, you can obtain some information about all the different activities you can do at the Gaol. Before answering the questions, take a virtual tour of the Gaol.

Can you find the answers to the following questions at the website?

  • How much does a family ticket cost? (Check the Visit Us section)
  • Is there a souvenir shop at the Gaol? (Check the Facilities section)
  • Who was the architect of Cork Gaol? (Check the Famous People section)
  • When was the imprisonment for debt abolished? (Check the Important Dates section)

Remember that Cork City Gaol must be part of the route at your Google Sites map.

Continue with your posts on Twitter (#taskrecycling and #projectcork). Which section from the official Corck city Gaol is, in your opinion, the most impressive. 

Visiting Cork has left me breathless!

You have been visiting Cork, segond city of the Republic of Ireland. One of the most important bands from Ireland is The Corrs who are an Irish band that combine rock with traditional Celtic Irish folk themes within their music.

The group consists of the Corr siblings, Andrea (lead vocals, tin whistle); Sharon (violin, vocals); Caroline (drums, percussion, piano, bodhrán, vocals); and Jim (guitar, piano, keyboards, vocals). They are from Dundalk, Co. Louth, in Ireland.

Would you like to play it and know one of Corrs' songs and its lyrics?. Choose the level of difficulty and have a good time: "The Corrs - Breathless"

Have you enjoyed this piece? You can keep learning more details about The Corrs in some different ways:

  • If you want to know further details about this Irish pop band, just take a look at their official website
  • You can also get in touch with them through their official Facebook.

Enjoy with this Irish band music!

End of Task: sharing and spreading your report

Task Step 6: Disseminating your investigation report.

We have reached the end of this task. Now, you must share your investigation report to many different people and institutions.

First, it is time to make both parents and other teachers & students know about our investigation report. Organize a public presentation of your measures to improve recycling, reusing and saving energy. In class, you can arrange a a general presentation, where you can invite other teachers and classmates or you can organize different actions to let anybody at your school know abour the work you have done and the conclusions you have reached.

In addition, your conclusions and proposals from your interesting report would be perfect to be shared with people who work in institutions related with recycling and green industries. Members of non-governmental organizations, public administrators and local authorities can also be targets to spread your report conclusions and to make them more well-known. How could you make it possible to make them know about your investigation report and proposals? Can you send them an email or letter with your conclusions? Share your ideas about this and look for a possible way to spread your work. A brilliant report needs an amazing dissemination!

Remember that you have to share your investigation reports through Twitter using the project hashtags.

Have you enjoyed this experience a lot? So, we still have some more challenges to carry out along this series of projects.

Learning diary

Learning Diary. Step 7: Upload your investigation report links.

At this moment, you have to publish the links of your investigation reports to your personal learning diaries.

Writing Tools
Peter O'Shea. Writting tools (CC BY)

Then, one of the members of the class or your teacher can put all your report links together and publish them to any of the following publishing websites:

Thus, you will be able to get instant access to all of them in just one site.