Trudy Carmody Earls

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Curriculum Strands:
Story (History), Local Studies (History), Early people and ancient societies (History), Life, society, work and culture in the past (History), Eras of change and conflict (History), Politics, conflict and society (History), Continuity and change over time (History)
Counties catered for:
Classes catered for:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th

Trudy will give a short in class presentation telling the children about their own local area, their heritage, history, culture and folklore. This will include a show and tell with artefacts relating to the area and the people who have lived there over the ages, eg. Mountmellick Lace, Abbeyleix Carpets, 1915 all Ireland replica hurley, pottery and weapons. After this she takes them out on a guided walking and talking tour showing them any significant and not so significant historical and cultural sites, demonstrating the difference between life today and bygone eras. Showing them places they pass every day but don’t know the history and stories behind, telling them who lived there, how they lived, how they survived different events like the great famine, therefore, encouraging an interest in their own local town/village and making them look at their home place through different eyes.

Hands on practical activities could include, picking berries/fruit and making jam / jelly, Telling the story of and making St. Brigid’s Crosses, a kids Archaeological Dig, thus allowing the kids to explore the world around them in a fun and exciting way.


  • "A Really successful class!" - Holy Family Senior School, Laois
  • "Trudy communicated very well with the age level of the pupils - moved lesson along at the appropriate pace and had a lovely rapport with the children....obviously had prepared as had included aspects specific to area/ school."
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  • "A very enjoyable session where Trudy kept the interest of a wide age variety of children with an engaging and interactive talk/activities. She also provided information about further resources of interest." - Home Education Network, Laois

Additional Information

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

Contact Details

085 1070650

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