Education

As part of the DruidGregory Education and Community Programme, primary and secondary school students and teachers across Ireland can now avail of free resources that explore and highlight two extraordinary Galway writers, Lady Gregory and Tom Murphy.

Primary Schools

Educational videos

Who is Lady Gregory? - an educational video that takes students on a journey around Lady Gregory’s home in Galway, Coole Park, and introduces them to who Lady Gregory was and what she achieved. The video also introduces the themes explored in the below activity sheets.

Inspired by Lady Gregory: celebrating the creativity of the children of Galway - We invited schools in Galway city and county to send us their students’ responses to the Creative Activities. We selected a number of the students’ responses to be read to camera by Druid actors Marie Mullen and John Olohan in a special video to celebrate the creative writing and creative potential of the children of Galway. Hopefully, it will inspire the next generation of Galway literary giants!

Lady Gregory Activity Sheets

These Lady Gregory Activity Sheets are divided by class groupings, but you are welcome to pick and choose which activities would be most appropriate for your students.

Puzzle Activities


Creative Activities

These Creative Activities encourage students to be inspired by Lady Gregory and to get creative themselves.


Information Pack for Teachers

This pack offers further information to teachers about these educational resources and offers suggestions for further engagement and extended learning opportunities.

Secondary Schools

Druid will perform at secondary schools in Galway city and county presenting Tom Murphy's first play, On the Outside, written with Noel O'Donoghue. This short, satirical play looks at social norms and exclusion in rural Ireland.

Our specially designed education pack provides further information for students and teachers to help examine the play.



DruidGregory is a Galway 2020 Commission.

The Education and Community Programme is supported by Aerogen and the Adrian Brinkerhoff Poetry Foundation.