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Heritage in schools

Heritage in Schools Scheme

The Heritage in Schools Scheme is a collaborative programme which is funded by the Heritage Council and administered by the Irish National Teachers Organisation (INTO). The scheme aims to instill a greater sense of heritage awareness and appreciation, in a practical and teacher friendly way. It encourages both the teacher and pupils, to leave the classroom and experience their local heritage at first hand.

Heritage subjects studied as part of the Heritage in Schools Scheme include: 

  • Agriculture / Food
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture / Built heritage
  • Archives
  • Environmental
  • Folklore / Traditional / Customs
  • Landscape
  • Museum and sites 
  • Wildlife / Habitats

For further details please see www.heritageinschools.ie

Heritage specialists in County Clare

There are a number of heritage specialists involved in the Heritage in Schools Scheme:

  • Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Burren
    Tony Kirby,
    Caherblonick,
    Kilnaboy,
    Co. Clare.
    Telephone: (065) 6827707
    Mobile: (087) 2925487
    Email: info@heartofburrenwalks.com
    Website: www.heartofburrenwalks.com

  • Native Trees and Woodlands & Environmental Education
    Karl McGealy,
    Corran,
    Creagh,
    Connolly,
    Co. Clare.
    Telephone: (065) 7087276
    Mobile: (086) 1723605
  • Environmental Education
    Áine Ni Fhlatharta,
    Irish Seed Savers,
    Capparoe,
    Scarriff,
    Co. Clare.
    Telephone: (061) 921866 (w)
    Email: aine@irishseedsavers.ie
    Website: www.irishseedsavers.ie

  • Interactive Living History & Traditional Arts/Crafts/Games
    Geraldine O'Sullivan,
    Kilmacally,
    Shanaway Road,
    Ennis,
    Co. Clare.
    Telephone: (065) 6845695
    Mobile: (087) 4185719
  • Traditional Arts/Crafts/Games and Birds and their Environment
    Peter Sheahan,
    50 Iniscarragh,
    Clonroadmore,
    Ennis,
    Co. Clare.
    Telephone: (065) 6822198
    Email: peter7sheahan@yahoo.ie
  • Native Trees and Woodlands & Traditional Arts/Crafts/Games
    Andrew St Ledger,
    Quinlivan's,
    Garruragh,
    Tulla,
    Co. Clare.
    Telephone: (065) 6831930
    Email: stlegerwood@gmail.com

    Mark Wilson,
    Sellernaun East,
    Mount Shannon,
    Co. Clare.
    Telephone: (061) 927456

  • Geography e.g. maps/field trips etc. Local Studies/Local Traditions/Customs
    Tom Varley,
    Derrymore,
    Crusheen,
    Co. Clare.
    Telephone: (065) 6827442
    Email: phiv@eircom.net

  • Birds and their environment & Habitat Studies/Biodiversity
    John Murphy,
    Applewood,
    Ballycar,
    Newmarket on Fergus,
    Co. Clare.
    Telephone: (061) 476885
    Mobile: (086) 3208965
    Email: jemurphy@esatclear.ie
    Website: www.clarebirdwatching.com

  • Local Studies/Local Traditions/Customs & Heritage Trails/Trips to Heritage Sites/Museums etc.
    Gerard Madden,
    Meenross,
    Scariff,
    Co. Clare.
    Telephone: (061) 921615
    Mobile: (086) 8749710
    Email: gerardmadden@eircom.net

  • Geology/Native Trees and Woodlands
    Martin McKeown,
    Uisce Leir,
    Rehy East,
    Cross,
    Co. Clare,
    Telephone: (065) 9058929
    Mobile: 086 327 5556
    Email: cgeos2@yahoo.com

  • Marine Biology, Whales, Dolphins and Seals
    Simon Berrow,
    Einagh,
    Moyasta,
    Co. Clare.
    Telephone: (065) 9052326
    Mobile: (086) 8545450
    Email: simon.berrow@shannondolphins.ie
    Website: www.shannondolphins.ie

  • Traditional Art/Craft/Games & Environmental Education
    Melanie Lorien,
    Knockbeha,
    Near Caher,
    Co. Clare.
    Telephone: (061) 925261
    Email: wolflorien@eircom.net

The Clare Education Centre

The Clare Education Centre, supports the in-service needs of Clare teachers and to support locally identified needs and has, in recent years, been involved in intercultural projects with centre's in European Union countries.

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Content Last Updated/Reviewed: 15/05/12