Birds Ireland School Workshops

Inspiring School Visits

My work with schools has been described as inspiring, spell-binding, entertaining and informative for pupils and teachers alike. I will introduce the wonderful world of birds through hands-on workshops that include feathers, beaks, nests etc. as well as through my wonderful original images. Outdoor field trips can also be arranged. I can adapt my workshops to suit all class levels or design them to suit local areas, projects or times of year as required.

Green Flag Assistance

I am delighted to announce that I am also certified by An Taisce to assist schools achieve their Green Flag in Biodiversity.

Birds Ireland School Workshops

About Eric ‘the Birdman’ Dempsey

I am one of Ireland’s leading bird experts, author of many books and team member of RTE’s Mooney Goes Wild show. Since 2002, I have been visiting schools all over Ireland as one of the most experienced Heritage Experts working with the Heritage Council as part of their Heritage in Schools Scheme (see for more information).

I have been birding seriously for over 40 years and my aim in life is to share Ireland’s wonderful birds and natural heritage with as many people as possible through my guiding, writing, speaking, broadcasting and my photography.

In the past few years I have moved to the wonderful rolling hills and coastlines of Newcastle, Co. Wicklow and so am now available to visit schools in Wicklow, Dublin, Carlow, Kildare and north Wexford.

Of course, I can make special arrangement to visit schools anywhere in Ireland.

If you’d like to discuss any aspect of the process or school visit with me, please contact me on 087 907 5669 or by email to



Here’s what some teachers have said about my visits to their schools:

What an experience! Eric spent a week in our school talking to the children and I have no hesitation in saying that it was one of the most exciting weeks that the school has ever had from a visiting speaker. From beginning to end we were all mesmerized, children and staff alike. His passion for his subject is so infectious and his ability to communicate this to the children is very special.

Our Lady of the Wayside NS Manager

Eric had a wonderful rapport with the children and shared his huge store of knowledge in such a way that had children and teachers hanging on to every word.

St Brigids GNS 

Eric Dempsey is, without doubt, the most engaging speaker on the birds of Ireland that I have ever come across.

Kilternan CoI NS Manager