About Heritage Experts

The magic of local folklore, the gory details of life inside a medieval castle, the abundance of life living on a near-by forest floor or the sound of ancient musical instruments played by our ancestors - all of this and more can be brought directly to you by our panel of Heritage Experts!

Who are the Heritage Experts?

Experts on our panel possess a rich and diverse range of skills and knowledge in a range of specialised areas, many are highly qualified within their chosen field or have extensive experience working within their area. They provide engaging and interactive, cross-curricular learning through storytelling, performance and practical workshops.

All Heritage Experts are Garda vetted and undergo training with the Heritage Council in order to take part in the scheme. Many of the Experts already have extensive experience of working with children in the classroom and some will undertake their visit as Gaeilge on request!

Find a Heritage Expert near you!

View the full list of Experts here, each Expert’s profile gives an overview of what sorts of activities the children will enjoy on a school visit. The profile also indicates what class-groups the Expert works with, if the Expert will visit schools outside of their own county, whether they work with children with special needs, deliver workshops as Gaeilge or provide practical/hands-on activities for the children.

You can also search for a Heritage Expert by County, Class Group or Subject (Science/ Geography/ History).

How do you apply to be on the Heritage in Schools Scheme panel of experts?

New experts were recruited to the scheme in 2016. Any new experts recruited in 2017 will be for very specific aspects of heritage which are currently under-represented and/or to support specific locations where there is currently a lack of experts.

All information relating to recruitment will be advertised on this website and through the Heritage Council online newsletter which you can subscribe to here: www.heritagecouncil.ie/newsletter