Nora White

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Science, History, Geography
Curriculum Strands:
Story (History), Local Studies (History), Early people and ancient societies (History), Life, society, work and culture in the past (History), Continuity and change over time (History), Human environments (Geography), Environmental awareness and care (Geography/Science), Materials (Science), Energy and forces (Science)
Counties catered for:
Carlow, Cavan, Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Tipperary, Waterford, Westmeath, Wexford, Wicklow
Classes catered for:
All Classes

Nora White is Principal Investigator on the Ogham in 3D project ( and offers workshops on ogham in particular, as well as Iron Age and Early Medieval Ireland in general. In a full day's visit to a school, activities would ideally be based around a local site, such as an ogham stone, early church site or ringfort. An alternative would be a museum visit, such as the National Museum of Ireland or one of the county museums. The children would first be introduced to some of the sources of information on the past: archaeology, history, genealogy, folklore, place names, early maps, old photographs and drawings.

Visits would include a hands-on ogham workshop where pupils would learn all about the first writing in Ireland and would get the chance to try reading and writing ogham themselves. During the site visit children would have the opportunity to interact with our surviving archaeological monuments and landscapes and imagine what life might have been like for our ancestors.

For more advanced classes a demonstration on 3d recording and the use of 3d technology in Heritage would be included. All of this would be tailored to meet the requirements of the SESE Curriculum and to best suit the needs of each class and their teacher.


  • "A really enjoyable experience and full of learning for the children."
  • "Nora was great with the children, spoke at their level, was expert in her area and planned the day very well."
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  • "We had a great day facilitated so well by Nora and the children found it really interesting and informative."
  • "A thoroughly engaging experience for the children!"

Additional Information

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

Contact Details

087 6187030

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