Albert Nolan - Heritage Experts | Heritage in Schools

Albert Nolan

Albert Nolan
Science, History, Geography
Curriculum Strands:
Continuity and change over time (History), Human environments (Geography), Natural environments (Geography), Environmental awareness and care (Geography/Science), Living things (Science)
Counties catered for:
Clare, Cork, Kilkenny, Laois, Limerick, Tipperary, Waterford
Classes catered for:
All Classes

Book virtual / in-person visit

In-person school visits

Choose from the list below or contact Albert for further information:

Albert also does field trips, like a visit to a local pond for dipping for insects, or a wood to learn about trees and wildlife. He believes that the most amazing wildlife stories, are right on our doorstep. Learning to understand and protect nature, starts with the part of the planet that the students interact with every day.

Following the seasons his workshops reflect the time of the year. From gathering and sowing native tree seeds in autumn, to searching in the summer sun, for butterflies and their caterpillars.

Edible and sensory gardens are becoming a vital part of the school environment and Albert can help design a school fruit orchard, herb garden or a sensory patch for inquisitive hands.

He also helps schools with green flags for biodiversity: designing a pollinator/ wildlife garden or doing a bird/insect survey. Workshops and walks can be tailored to meet the needs of the schools and are class/age appropriate.

Virtual school visits

Classes: All

Materials: Scissor. Paper. Pencil. Crayons. Clipboard.

Session 1 (pre-recorded, 15 mins)

This will be an introduction to the bats found in Ireland followed by a look at the life of a common pipistrelle bat. Students will discover how they are similar to bats, where bats live, what should I do if I see of find a bat and myths and legends around bats. Outdoors they can do an easy bat habitat survey in the school garden or their community. There will be prompts for teacher to pause for games, activities and discussion on bats.

Session 2 (live, 40-60 mins)

Follow-up live session where the children present their art work, reveal the results of their survey and get to ask questions.

Worksheets & teachers notes:

A Teacher's PowerPoint willl be provided with tips for running the lesson and links to further resources.

Join Albert and his son, Harry, for a wildlife safari here:


  • "This was an excellent presentation. Pupils learned so much and have a great understanding of bats now. Albert was so professional and very informative. Pupils really enjoyed the presentation." - Doon CBS, Limerick
  • "The virtual visit was excellent." - Rearcross NS, Tipperary
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  • "Albert is excellent. He keeps the children engaged at all times and is able to meet them at their level." - Castleconnell NS, Limverick
  • "Can't wait for the next one! Albert was really great!" - Bohermore National School, Limerick
  • "Highly engaging. Children asked and were encouraged to ask questions. They retained so much information on bats." - Monaleen NS, Limerick
  • "The boys were completely engaged and loved it." - New Inn Boys NS, Tipperary
  • "Albert was very knowledgeable and came across fun and engaging" - Bansha NS, Tipperary
  • "Really enjoyable experience, great learning tool and pupils were highly engaged. Albert Nolan had a huge amount of knowledge to impart and encouraged pupil participation and interest." - Hollyford NS, Tipperary
  • "The whole school really enjoyed Albert's lesson." - St. Joseph's PS, Tipperary
  • "Albert had a great rapport with the class and gave plenty of time for questions. Very engaging, witty and informative. Made a great effort with the Gaeilge which I very much appreciated. He even got back to us later with an answer for a particularly tricky question!!" - Gaelscoil Thiobraid Árann, Tipperary
  • "Albert had a very good way with the children and was informative when answering any questions." - Bilboa NS, Limerick
  • "Very informative session on bats. The supporting resources were excellent and gave the children a great introduction before the online session. Highly recommended." - Castaheany ETNS, Dublin
  • "This was a wonderful workshop which the children really enjoyed. Albert was very knowledgeable and had a great way with the children. He even stayed online longer than an hour answering all their questions. Thanks so much Albert. You really opened our eyes to the amazing world of bats!" - Mid West School for the Deaf, Limerick
  • "Just terrific! The kids loved Albert." - Scoil Mhuire Naofa, Offaly
  • "Albert was absolutely fantastic! He was so engaging! The children and I loved him!" - The Model School Bailieborough, Cavan
  • "Most enjoyable experience by both children and teachers. It certainly compensated for loss of in school visits and school trips and outings due to Covid." - Cappawhite NS, Tipperary
  • "All the children and staff really enjoyed our visit - Albert was very engaging and enthusiastic about the subject, and he took a lot of time to answer the children's questions. The resources he sent before the visit were excellent - they really helped prepare the children so they got a lot out of the virtual visit." - Killeshandra NS, Cavan
  • "Very professional and the children engaged well. Excellent pre-visit resources." - St. Brendan's NS, Mayo
  • "Albert was very knowledgeable. He engaged very well with the children. He was interesting and funny. He gave them plenty time to ask questions. I would highly recommend him." - Cappawhite NS, Tipperary
  • "Albert was very informative. The children thoroughly enjoyed listening to him. He made the visit super interactive and very engaging. The children learned lots from it and are now bat experts!" - Our Lady of Lourdes NS, Wexford
  • "The workshop was so much fun and the children are still talking about the bat facts today." - St. Kilian's German School, Dublin
  • "Albert was an absolute pleasure. He was so kind and encouraging to the children and was able to make a great connection with them. An overall fantastic learning experience, highly rated by both staff and pupils. We would highly recommend Albert to visit any school." - Salesian Primary School, Limerick
  • "Excellent engaging workshop. Superb resources sent in advance of the event. Albert is a fantastic communicator; the children learnt lots about bats and their habitats! Would highly recommend!" - Clara NS Kilkenny
  • "We absolutely love having Albert back every year. He gets on well with everyone, has fantastic knowledge and is excellent with the children. He is able to impart his great knowledge to the children in an age appropriate manner and in a way that keeps them engaged throughout." - Castleconnell N.S, Limerick
  • "Albert is a dream to work with and very popular with both pupils and teachers. He has fantastic knowledge and can impart that knowledge to the children in an age appropriate manner with ease." - Castleconnell N.S, Limerick
  • "We love having Albert back every year. He is fantastic with the children, has excellent knowledge and is brilliant at passing that knowledge on to the children in an age appropriate way." - Castleconnell N.S, Limerick

Additional Information

  • Provides in-person visits
  • Provides virtual visits
  • Caters for special needs
  • Provides practical/hands-on activities
  • Provides field trips

Contact Details

Phone (Work):
089 4230502
089 4230502