Shailagh Healy

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Science, History, Geography
Curriculum Strands:
Local Studies (History), Early people and ancient societies (History), Continuity and change over time (History), Living things (Science), Materials (Science), Energy and forces (Science)
Counties catered for:
Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo
Classes catered for:
All Classes

Whats in a Woodland?
Engaging and experiential workshops for students about their local woods. Visits are tailored to meet the requirements of the SESE Curriculum.

Part 1 Field Trip
A field trip to a local wood or neighbouring wild park to discover its history and the biological functions of a uniquely diverse ecosystem. The class engages with fun facts relating to trees, plants and fungi that make up a rich symbiotic community - sharing to survive, much like us!

Part 2 Back in the Classroom
After collecting leaves and other natural treasures, the children create a book or collage, identifying species, incorporating Irish mythology and Gaeilge words relating to local place names and botanical identification. Interactive learning is reinforced with movement and song.

Shailagh is an arboriculturalist, chartered herbalist, childrens dance instructor and wild child herself! She consults with private and public sector on trees.


  • "A very enjoyable and informative outing for the pupils and teachers alike."
  • "Really informative and enjoyable day. Loads of subjects covered."
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  • "Visit was very worthwhile. Our woodland area was not ideal but we got value."
  • "The children really enjoyed the visit. It was very educational."
  • "A very informative and fun day with Shailagh. The children enjoyed the outside walk very much."
  • "Excellent facilitator, in command of her subject, is an effective communicator with the children who enjoyed the indoor and outdoor activities v much."

Additional Information

  • Caters for Special Needs
  • Provides practical/ hands-on activities
  • Provides field trips
  • Offers visits as Gaeilge

Contact Details

085 244 5572