Shonagh Gray

Shonagh Gray
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Science, Geography
Curriculum Strands:
Natural environments (Geography), Environmental awareness and care (Geography/Science), Living things (Science)
Counties catered for:
Cork, Kerry
Classes catered for:
All Classes

Book in-person visit

Shonagh has over 10 years’ experience delivering a variety environmental workshops in schools and in Killarney National Park. She works well with all ages, adapting workshops and field trips to suit the need and abilities of the group.

In-person school visits

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

Search the local area/school grounds for bugs using nets, trays and collect in pooters. Children examine their bugs under the microscope, learning why bugs are important before releasing them back to the environment.

Shelter building, nature arts and crafts including clay creatures and faces, nature games and nature connection. Suited to schools with their own outdoor green area.

Visit Killarney National Park to explore the native flora and fauna. A fun filled, interactive educational day focusing on biodiversity. Activities include small mammal trapping (mice & bank voles), pond dipping, bug hunting, scavenger hunt, red deer watching.

Go kick sampling in a local river to determine water quality by seeing what kind of creatures live in the water.

Mammals on tour! Shonagh visits your school with an extensive collection of stuffed animals. Students will learn about the relationship between predators and prey, animal adaptations and will be able to identify many of the animals by the end of the visit students can touch the collection providing a memorable experience for all ages.


  • "The pupils had a fantastic learning day and they reported that it was "so cool" and that they had learned so much in a fun way! The teachers were very impressed with the respect shown to the pupils and the interaction between facilitator and students, the organisation of the lessons and the hands on learning."
  • "Fantastic!" - Naomh Charthaigh Boys NS, Kerry
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  • "Shonagh is just fantastic and is full of energy. She gives the children all of her attention and the lessons she has are always so engaging and hands on!" - Kilgarvan Central School, Kerry
  • "A very enjoyable and educational day." - Boheshill NS, Kerry
  • "We had a wonderful day learning about our native Irish mammals with Shonagh. The children loved every moment." - Scoil Réidh na nDoiri, Cork
  • "The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the day from start to visit, very interesting content, the pupils were active in their learning etc.... Shonagh was well able to engage with all the pupils and keep their interest." - Meentogues NS, Kerry
  • "We, as a school, were so impressed. Shonagh had great knowledge and enthusiasm in what she was teaching. She had a great rapport with the children. She used the school's immediate environment to teach the children about insects and she had great materials such as pooters, key cards, worksheets, nets and microscopes to enhance the children's learning. To teach the children about Irish wildlife she had life sized models of Irish mammals which she explained in great detail with the children. The children and staff thoroughly enjoyed the day and we would love to have a further visit at some point. Thank you Shonagh and the Heritage in Schools team." - Ballycroneen NS, Cork
  • "Shonagh is really enthusiastic about her work. Our day was really wonderful. We had a fantastic day with Shonagh and the children learned so much. Go raibh míle maith agat Shonagh." - Scoil Réidh na nDoiri, Cork
  • "Shonagh was fantastic full of energy and knowledge The children learned so much" - Knocknagree NS, Cork
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Shonagh." - Gaelscoil Faithleann, Kerry

Additional Information

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

Contact Details

Phone (Work):
087 1783697
085 7232082