Resources

This page is where to find easy-to-use, fun and engaging resource packs for teachers, home-schoolers, child minders and parents. Whether you want to make Kilkenny Castle from toilet roll inserts or Newgrange Passage Tomb out of salt dough, this is the place to come.

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Free Resources

Please feel free to download and use our free resources.

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Pasta skeletons

Learn about the human skeleton and make a skeleton using pasta shapes

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Science Week Resources

These resources are for Dig it Kids Science week workshops and projects. Please contact us if you would like to find out more about these courses.

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Volcanoes – Natural wonders and civilization destroyers

What are volcanoes? How do the work? Why do people live so close to them? In this workshop we answer these questions and more, take a closer look at what happened to the Roman City of Pompeii, and make our own erupting volcanoes!

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Heritage in Schools Resources

These resources are for Dig it Kids Heritage in Schools workshops and projects. Please contact us if you would like to find out more about these courses.

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The Mighty Oak and Oak Gall Ink

Learn the secrets of the might oak tree, the king of trees. Discover how ancient peoples realised the scientific properties hidden in the oak galls.

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Celtic Art in Medieval Ireland

In our illuminated Celtic lettering workshop we learn the secrets of the monks who beautifully illustrated the Book of Kells and other wonderful manuscripts that led to Ireland being known as the Land of Saints and Scholars.

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High Crosses of Early Christian Ireland

The High Crosses of Ireland were beautiful story books, illustrating biblical scenes and epic stories of the kings of Early Christian Ireland. In this workshop, we learn how the sculptors used Celtic patterns to decorate the cross panels, and children will illustrate their own story.

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Round Towers in Early Christian Ireland

In Early Christian times monasteries flourished throughout the county. This programme will peek into everyday life in the monastery.

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The Secrets of Irish Ringforts

The Irish landscape has the remains of over 45,000 ringforts! This virtual programme will uncover the secrets of everyday life in a ringfort.

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Story time

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Anglo-Normans in Ireland: the great castle builders

Learn about the arrival of the Anglo-Normans in Ireland, the building of Kilkenny Castle and how it has changed over time.

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Anglo-Normans in Ireland: Heraldry

Learn about the origins of chivalry and heraldry in medieval Europe, and design your own family crest using colours and symbols that represent your values.

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Advanced Resources

These resources are for those who want an extra challenge after completing one of our programmes!

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The Secrets of Irish Ringforts: advanced ringfort construction

This resource pack and video is to help you complete a more detailed version of your model of a stone ringfort (complete with souterrain!).

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Anglo-Normans in Ireland: advanced castle template

This resource pack and video is to help you complete the ‘modern’ version of your model of Kilkenny Castle.

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