Mary Dillon

Mary Dillon
Mary  Dillon  Kiltullagh  Ns Connect With Their Local Trees
Mary Dillon  Winter  Woodland  Ramble
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 their local history, using maps, old photographs, local folklore and census data. Children are fascinated to connect with their place in this way and projects can be suggested and overseen.

Mary is passionate about biodiversity and loves to bring children out into nature where they can learn about plants and wildlife.

Create a habitat map of your school grounds, do a bug hunt, make a biodiversity plan for your school – the options are many and varied. Contact Mary for further information.


  • "Fantastic knowledge and way with the children. All thoroughly enjoyed the visit." - Anon.

Additional Information

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

Contact Details

086 3469302