Heritage Council tutorials for primary school children
Learn to identify some of the wildlife you might see on you springtime walks.The film is presented by Dr Paddy Madden.
An introduction to the Violet in springtime in an Irish woodland through music and art. This film is presented by Marina Levitina.
An introduction to the Beech tree in springtime in an Irish woodland through music and art. This film is presented by Marina Levitina.
A step by step tutorial on how to draw a biodiversity/habitat map of your garden so that you can record where the different garden species are located.
This tutorial links a common wild plant, Charlock or Praiseach Bhuí to the Great Famine. Evidence from The Schools’ Folklore Collection 1937-39 states that hungry people during the Famine ate this plant, nettles and carrageen when the potato crop failed.
This tutorial will help students to discover and understand the hidden world of moths and their importance in maintaining a healthy environment.
Early manuscripts such as the Book of Kells were created using oak gall ink. In this tutorial Maura demonstrates how oak gall ink is made and includes a simplified recipe which can be made from household vinegar. She also shares ideas for other plant-based inks.
Listen to Ruth’s riddle poem about a heritage site in Co. Clare. She tells us things about the place, but does not name it. We have to figure it out for ourselves. Ruth will guide you to explore a place in your own area, somewhere you know well and then compose your own riddle.