The INTO/Heritage Council scheme is subsidized by the Heritage Council, thus alleviating the schools’ share of the expense considerably.


Tony Kirby has been working as a heritage education specialist since 2003. He delivered the highly acclaimed heritage education program of the Burren Life Project (Ireland’s first farming for conservation project) from 2005 to 2009.
From 2009 to date, Tony joined the INTO/Heritage Council Heritage in the Schools panel and since then he has been delivering classroom workshops and field trips for primary schools via this scheme. The pupils engage in lots of practical, exciting work in the class and the outdoors. They are acquainted in an accessible way with the region’s geology, archaeology, flora, fauna, farming and folklore
Both the school visit and the field trip can each be a half day in duration


Angela Healy, Scoil Chatriona, Renmore , Galway on 4th of November 2010 at 1:47 pm

My 6th class really enjoyed the Burren guided walk with Tony Kirby. The presentation covered all bases as far as the Burren is concerned. Tony brought his enthusiasm and knowledge to the classroom and the pupils followed up with many questions and comments of their own. Excellent slideshow and workshop activity. A very worthwhile and enjoyable visit.

Anne Quinn, Principal, Inagh NS on 6th of July 2010 at 11:30 pm

We very much enjoyed our Burren walk. I can’t wait to bring the children back in Spring. We learned the Ice Cream Man poem. It’s great to get them rhyming off the names of the flowers. Your work is very valuable Tony and long may you continue to be an inspiration.

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