Secondary School

With a range of activities and educational experiences for Junior and Senior Cycle students a visit to a Shannon Heritage attraction is guaranteed to enhance in class learning.
Bunratty Castle and Folk Park
Co. Clare
Craggaunowen Castle & Crannóg
Co. Clare
Dunguaire Castle
Co. Galway

Educational Aims of Shannon Heritage

Enable students to develop the necessary conceptual understanding, disciplinary skills and subject knowledge to investiage the action of people in the past and to come to a deeper understanding of the human condition.

  1. Shannon Heritage is committed to developing in young people, an appreciation of the cultural achievements and accomplishments of previous generations. Enabling students to enjoy learning about the richness and diversity of human experience in the past. 
  2. Encourage an understanding in students of how the people and events of the past have shaped the contemporary world.
  3. Facilitate explorations into the past from a historical perspective, thus developing a regard for heritage and cultural inheritance and a sense of historical empathy. 
  4. Aid the understanding of about how people lived through hearing and telling stories. This will help students to learn from the past when thinking about the problems of today