Michael Moylan

Michael  Moylan 1
History, Geography
Curriculum Strands:
Early people and ancient societies (History), Continuity and change over time (History), Human environments (Geography)
Counties catered for:
Classes catered for:
All Classes

Michael provides a series of fun and interactive workshops which present all ages of Irish history to the children in fun and engaging ways. Periods of history include the Stone Age, the Celts, the Vikings, the Norman invasion, the Tudor times, 1690 - The Battle of the Boyne, the 1798 Rebellions, the Famine and the Easter Rising of 1916.

Michael also demonstrates museum quality replicas during his visits. The children are encouraged to dress in the appropriate period costume, test out weapons, wear armour and use the artefacts of the time. The children learn about what life was like for our ancestors and to appreciate our unique cultural heritage.


  • "No other educational visitor has engaged and entertained so much. Kids learned loads!"
  • "Mike is amazing, so interactive with the pupils, so engaging, so educational!"
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  • "Every day objects used to terrific effect. Children loved Mike. We first met him in Mullingar library giving a history talk to 5th and 6th - from this we invited him to school. he went down a storm with the whole school. Story-telling with Junior and Senior infants was terrific. Mike very adaptable and can tailor his talks to suit all age groups."
  • "A fantastic workshop for each class. Mike has so many objects from the past between dressing up in clothes; tools; weapons that totally immerse the pupils in the topics. His presentation style is amazing, all pupils in all classes were entranced. Thank you so much and we look forward to hopefully organizing another one next year."
  • "Very enjoyable visit from Michael where the children learned a huge amount through Michael's vast array of artefacts and costumes. Michael interacted very well with the children and received a great response."
  • "Michael not only has a wealth of information within him but he is a superb story teller who had the children hooked on his every word from minute one. He had a wonderful way with the children and made the workshop incredibly interactive allowing many of the children an opportunity to take part and handle all of the historical objects which he brought with him. We would highly recommend him to other schools and look forward to having him back to our school in the near future." - St. Ultan's NS, Bohermeen, Meath
  • "Experienced and informative Historian." - Scoil Mholainge Listerlin, Kilkenny
  • "Superbly presented workshop." - St. Joseph's N.S., Cree., Clare
  • "Children gained a very hands on experience of the different periods in history." - Clohanbeg N.S., Clare
  • "The visit was a great success." - Churchtown N.S., Kildare
  • "Would definitely recommend - excellent educational value." - Kilcoskan N.S., Dublin
  • "Michael was fabulous ... we could not fault him. Children and teachers were delighted with the day. We are already looking forward to having him back next year." - Scoil Èanna, Meath
  • "Presentation of material was excellent, very informative, engaging, exciting, child friendly, enthusiastic and taught in a fun way. One of the 6th class pupils commented "he makes boring stuff actually fun"!" - Scoil Phádraig Naofa, Kildare
  • "Superb day!! The children thoroughly enjoyed the speaker and learned so much." - Rathduff NS, Cork
  • "Michael brought magic to Templeorum National School on a dreary wet Monday morning through his engaging story telling and authentic resource materials!" - Templeorum NS, Kilkenny
  • "All children were enthralled by Mr Moylan's delivery of stories and information." - Presentation Convent NS, Kilkenny
  • "Great visit - very enjoyable and well presented." - Anon.
  • "This was an excellent day for all the children in our school. History came to life in a fun way. Teachers and children were delighted with Michael's presentation." - St Beacon's NS, Kilkenny
  • "Michael Moylan was excellent from start to finish. He interacted very well with all 4 groups that he met. I would highly recommend Michael to other school. Maith thú." - Scoil Phádraig, Ballyhale, Co. Kilkenny.
  • "Michael was excellent. He engaged and entertained all students and Teachers throughout the whole day. We have an ASD class and we were amazed at his abilty to capture their attention and keep it. A 100% worthwhile experience." - Lisdowney NS, Kilkenny
  • "Excellent, active workshop with very good delivery." - Scoil Bhríde Goresbridge, Kilkenny
  • "Outstanding as usual over 2 days" - Gaelscoil na Ríthe, Meath
  • "Michael intrigued all age groups in his workshops from start to finish. His energy & enthusiasm has to be commended as well as his excellent use of materials & resources to support his workshops. The children enjoyed listening to all his stories & historical facts & his interaction with all pupils was excellent. I would highly recommend Michael as a heritage specialist & we look forward to welcoming him back again soon. Thank you!" - Wandesforde NS, Kilkenny

Additional Information

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

Contact Details

087 680 3098