Carmel T. Madigan

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Science, Geography
Curriculum Strands:
Myself and my Family (History), Natural environments (Geography), Living things (Science)
Counties catered for:
Clare, Cork, Galway, Kerry, Laois, Leitrim, Limerick, Mayo, Offaly, Roscommon, Tipperary, Waterford
Classes catered for:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th

Carmel visits include trips to local habitats including woodlands, parks and the sea-side where pupils investigate the diversity of the plant and animal life living in that habitat. During the walk, the children collect a range of natural objects which may later be used in the creation of artworks in the classroom.

Carmel is a professional artist, author and habitat researcher and has a particular specialism in Ireland's coastline, its creatures and living plants. She has been delivering an artist in school programme for the past eight years exploring various aspects of the Atlantic coastline. The programme educates pupils about the plants that grow in their local area and how they have been used in a historical context.


  • "Children loved learning about flowers and the local habitat and hands on experience of collecting species. Carnel had a wealth of knowledge that nobody in the school has and it was great to have access to it."
  • "Loved Carmel's visit, (2 days). Day 1 in school was preparation for outdoor activities, slide show and arts & craft. Day 2 Ardmore Beach - full day of activity."
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  • "The children and staff enjoyed a wonderful educational, hands on, creative day."

Additional Information

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

Contact Details

Phone (Home):
065 684 2884
086 819 7726