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Trudy Carmody Earls

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Curriculum Strands:
Story (History), Local Studies (History), Early people and ancient societies (History), Life, society, work and culture in the past (History), Eras of change and conflict (History), Politics, conflict and society (History), Continuity and change over time (History)
Counties catered for:
Classes catered for:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th

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From a very early age it is important to give children a sense of belonging: to a family; a community and a country - a sense of place that they can relate to and be proud of.

In-person school visits

Trudy explains what life was like for a child in the 1950's and how it compares to life for a child in the 2020's.

Trudy helps the children put together their family and community story, in particular looking at life in post war Ireland when most of their grandparents and great grandparents were their age. What was happening locally, nationally and internationally at this time? How did their town/village/school evolve? What was life and school like in times gone past?

Trudy includes a show and tell with artefacts relating to these times e.g: children’s books and stories their grandparents and great grandparents may have read; food they may have eaten; ration books; music they listened to and games they may have played. The children can have some fun using their imagination playing these games.


  • "A Really successful class!" - Holy Family Senior School, Laois
  • "Trudy communicated very well with the age level of the pupils - moved lesson along at the appropriate pace and had a lovely rapport with the children....obviously had prepared as had included aspects specific to area/ school."
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  • "A very enjoyable session where Trudy kept the interest of a wide age variety of children with an engaging and interactive talk/activities. She also provided information about further resources of interest." - Home Education Network, Laois
  • "The children really enjoyed the visit and enjoyed learning about their local area." - Tobar an Léinn NS, Laois
  • "Absolutely fantastic time with the group very informative and interesting kids loved it as well as adults thank you very much for all the time and effort put into it." - Homeschool, Laois
  • "Trudy was very well prepared. She had a very positive interaction with my class and had them completely engaged with the topic. Which is no mean feat at this time of year! We had an extremely valuable follow up visit where Trudy helped the children, where possible, to fill in some of the gaps on their family tree." - Our Lady's Meadow NS, Laois

Additional Information

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

Contact Details

085 1070650