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Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalists interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

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Do you want to be a Tour Guide?

Course start date is 24th September 2018

The National Print Museum is running a Level 5 Cultural and Heritage Studies course that will help you develop the skills needed to work in the cultural, heritage and tourism industries.

The programme combines theory with practical work experience, including 2 work placements – in the National Print Museum and one other museum/site of choice.

Working as guides in the Museum, assisting at events and helping to preserve collections, learners gain practical and theoretical experience in tourism, heritage, culture and museums in Ireland which they bring to future positions they work in.

Past students have progressed to employment in the National Museum of Ireland, Malahide Castle, Airfield, National Gallery of Ireland, IMMA and OPW sites throughout Ireland. Others have taken up places in further education.

Full details here

You can place your name on the course waiting list at or talk to your Intreo Case Officer.

Start Date: 24th September 2018

For more information contact phone 01-6603770 or email:

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