Michelle O'Grady

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Drama teacher. 1:1s/ Groups/ Mainstream/Additional Needs. ‘Biggest, best and beloved Summer Camps 2019’ The Irish Times.


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Happy birthday to....ME! And just like that Réalta is three years old! What!? It’s been some few years. It started out as a school for one to one sessions. Now the business includes:
Group classes, mainstream, additional needs, autism, children, adults, drama groups for mates,four national schools, Baboro, exhibitions, summer camps, workshops, writing courses, teaching in Galway, Mayo and Dublin. You name it and we are doing it!

Thank you so much to everyone who has helped me get this far! Let’s see what the next year holds!

Our group class restarts next Wednesday September 11th and there are just a few spaces left in both age groups. For more details on how to book, go to 

Some photos by Andrew Downes and also Sarah Burke Photography.
Settle in for a minute for a really lovely story about a random act of kindness.

A while back I was in Castlebar where I got speaking to a really lovely person called Mick. He was really interested in the work I do, particularly the work related to Autism and Additional Needs. He asked me 'Any big Mayo football fans?'
I proceeded to tell him about a really special boy called Martin who is Mayo football mad:) 'Leave it with me' he said. Mick then set about getting members of the team to sign hats, jersey pictures and a mug, especially for Martin.

Today, Martin and Mick met for the first time and he was given these really thoughtful presents. His mum messaged me to say 'Martin was really excited and happy and will probably sleep in the jersey and hat tonight.' A huge thank you to Mick Byrne in Mayo, @aidoxi and the members of the Mayo football team for this really kind gesture. These things mean so much.

Finishing up teaching this gorgeous, gorgeous girl next week. I’m already sad but also delighted cause she is buzzing for all her next adventures🌟

Thanks for all the laughs Zoe! X
Thanks to The Boss Lady @lisareganpr for having me on to chat about Réalta this week. One of my favorite interviews! 
Our group classes are returning on September 11th and are booking up.
All details anseo! 
So clearly I was a Chatty Cathy when I was in second class. Fair play to the teacher who made me write out what good behavior is meant to look like🤦🏻‍♀️ Highlights from this include: “I should be good in class. I’m only caught or told on anyway.” “ I went crawling under the desk. I wanted to do that. I was going to meet Nessa under the desk.” Sure look, haven’t I created a business out of chatting!
Enrollment for our two day workshop in The Ardilaun Hotel next week closes on Monday August 19th.

The two day workshop is designed to have children feeling fantastic before they return to big school, start big school or even make that big transition to secondary school.

Dates: August 22nd and 23rd

Times: Five to eight year olds( 10am - 1pm)  Nine to twelve year olds ( 2pm - 5pm)

Price: €70 
Spaces limited to six students per session.🌟 Photo: @sarahburkephotography
Two day workshop at the end of the month! Thank you to my talented friend and graphic designer @broinndesign for another happy poster🙌
I’m on holidays for two whole weeks from tomorrow🙌

And I’m as happy as this student looks!

If you wish to book in  for our two day workshop in August, all the booking details are here:

Now for festivals, pizza, ice cream and chats!

Photo: @sarahburkephotography 
Summer Camp 2019
Summer Camp Spam Part Two🌟

Photo: @sarahburkephotography
Summer Camp Spam Part One🌟

Photos: @sarahburkephotography
Almost thirty years since we started school and I said ‘Vanessa Vanessa sit beside me!’ Sure she hasn’t looked back since.

Isn’t she #blessed ?
Ridiculously talented. Day four of Summer Camp🙌 Thank you @keararose