Maynooth Forest School Project April 2018

Epic week 6 of our ten-week Heritage in Schools Forest School programme in Maynooth. We are in this gorgeous woodland corner on the grounds of the university, and one of the local primary schools has come to us for a 10-week Forest School Programme. This week there was lots of caretaking of worms, slugs, and …

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Iveragh Learning Landscapes October 2017

Ciara Hinksman and I were down in West Kerry this weekend to facilitate an introduction to Forest School session in the stunning Killarney National Park. We had a wonderful day, and a wonderful group – for Iveragh Learning Landscapes 2017.

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Forest School Programme Marlay Park October 2017

We have been running a 10-week programme with a local boys and girls school that are local to merely park in Dublin, we have a gorgeous little corner of woods in a corner of the park, you would barely know we were in the city!

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New Heritage in Schools Website September 2017

Nice article on the launch of the new Heritage in Schools website with whom I have worked with for nearly a decade now doing school gardens, living willow sculptures and forest schools.

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Another Love Story Festival August 2017

Myself and Erin created a Celtic pattern archway, a clustered giant willow lantern that hung from a tree, among other creations for this year’s Another Love Story. Here are the behind-the-scenes of the willow lanterns drying after being covered in tissue and PVA!

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Biodiversity Garden John Sullivan Wheelchair Association Centre August 2017

We got our wildlife pond in this season, so we are just waiting for some tadpoles and other wildlife to arrive! We had a visit from Brigid Loughlin from the County Kildare Heritage Office to check in on our progress at the biodiversity garden!

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Inaugural IFSA Conference May 2017

We held the Irish Forest School Association inaugural conference on May 20th and 21st at the Irish National Heritage Park in Wexford.

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New Willow Dome March 2017

Beautiful job by 5th and 6th class from Loreto Dalkey on their new willow dome, what a location for it backing onto the sea!

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Hedgelaying at Mount Briscoe Organic Farm February 2017

Great day hedge-laying at Mount Briscoe Organic Farm with my pal Erin Gonseth, and helping master hedge layer, Eoin Donnelly at work – it is an art unto itself!

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Festival of Outdoor Learning May 2016

Check it out, doing a bit of willow at the Festival of Outdoor Learning in April, very exciting! Lucy Bell from Growing Wild – will be giving a workshop on creating mini willow domes!

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