Mary Dillon

Mary Dillon
Mary  Dillon  Kiltullagh  Ns Connect With Their Local Trees
Mary Dillon  Winter  Woodland  Ramble
Subject(s):
Science, History
Curriculum Strands:
Local Studies (History), Early people and ancient societies (History), Continuity and change over time (History), Natural environments (Geography)
Counties catered for:
Clare, Galway
Classes catered for:
All Classes

Mary has worked in archaeology and heritage for over 17 years and encourages the children to join her on a voyage of discovery through many exciting subjects. She is passionate about the ecology and cultural significance of trees and woodlands. During her visits, children learn about many tree species and their folklore, ideally in a local woodland if possible.

Mary also engages the class with the fascinating story of Irish castles - from the horrors of medieval toilets to the gory details of many bloody battles, she brings alive the tale of the rich castle inhabitants as well as the poor peasants. If possible a visit to a local castle can be arranged.

She can also take the class on a journey through the food history of Ireland, from ancient Mesolithic right through to famine times. Answers to many interesting questions are found, for example - did Stone Age people eat potatoes?!

Mary tells the fishy tale of weirs and fish traps, how they were built and how they worked. Creating a model fish weir in the school grounds using willow stakes is an exciting way to engage children and fire their imagination. This topic is especially suitable for schools located near estuaries and the coast.

Additional Information

  • Caters for Special Needs
  • Provides practical/ hands-on activities
  • Provides field trips

Contact Details

Mobile:
086 3469302
Email:
mary.c.dillon@gmail.com

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