The aim of this diploma thesis is to analyse the depiction of the Northern Ireland Conflict in history schoolbooks. By analysing the content and the didactic structure of the books, it should be judged how they contribute to the peace process in Northern Ireland.The first part of the thesis portrays the developments, which led to the conflict and gives an overview of how it is dealt with today (May 2010).The second part is dealing with the schoolbookanalysis. First, two history schoolbooks, which exclusively deal with the Northern Ireland Conflict, are analysed. Due to the fact that general history schoolbooks have to cover a wide range of historical developments, the second part of the analysis focusses on two chapters, which deal with the Northern Ireland Conflict, taken from two general history schoolbooks. To gain comparable data, one book and one chapter were taken from a British and the other from an Irish publisher. The final conclusion presents the output of the analysis, namely which book is most likely to be used in practice, because of its structure and its performance, concerning its role for the peace process in Northern Ireland.