Castletown House, Ireland’s largest and most significant Palladian style country house, as well as being a wonderful place to visit for a guided tour, can be used to support aspects of the primary curriculum outside the school environment in a number of different ways.
The following free Primary school educational modules are now available for teachers to book at the House:
Further modules are under development and will be rolled out in the coming months.
BOOKING ESSENTIAL: Tel: 01 628 8252 or 086 606 2729 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
It is important that you are your class are well prepared for their visit to Castletown to gain maximum enjoyment and a positive learning outcome from the trip. Why not visit the house and parklands before your school group as our guest? We will allow one complimentary visit per class group booking in advance of the date you book so that you can prepare for your trip.
Remember everything in the house is precious and cannot be touched. We need your help to protect the house and its contents while you are with your school groups in the house. Part of the role of conservation is to manage changes that take place in the house. With this in mind pencils only can be used with worksheets - erasers which would leave a residue of rubbings on carpets or furniture are not allowed. Do bring a measuring tape if you are using the 5th & 6th class Maths Trail.
It is necessary for teachers, parents and assistants to steward their charges safely through the house, hold open doors, manage children who are too exuberant etc. They must stay with their school groups at all times.