Society of Friends Meeting House,
Pakenham Rd., Monkstown, Co. Dublin
ph: 087-264-1014

About Us

Olivia qualified as an A.M.I. Montessori Directress in 1972 and has been teaching ever since, running her own school in Monkstown since September 1977. Married with three grown up children Olivia has a wide range of interests both in her involvement in the local community and more broadly in the arts, music and the environment. She enjoys walks by the sea and in the mountains and is an all year round swimmer in the sea near her home. Cooking is another big interest. She is currently enjoying a part time Masters programme in Ecology and Religion and is seldom idle or bored!

Olivia has served on the national committee of the Association of A.M.I. Montessori Teachers of Ireland and has always taken an active role in promoting the development of A.M.I. Montessori in Ireland. She also served on the Board of Management of St. Oliver Plunkett School in Monkstown, a school for children with learning difficulties, and has been involved with The Cottage Home for Little Children in Dunlaoghaire for many years

Left to right:
Olivia, Evie & Judith
olivia, elvie & judith

After finishing school Evie did a one year computer and business course in L.S.B. In 200 she received her Diploma in 3 to 6 Montessori teaching from the A.M.I. College in Dublin. Following this she completed a one year City and Guilds childcare course. She then went on to work in Mount Anville Montessori School. While in Mount Anville she also helped run an After School programme and took charge of a class for a term while a teacher was on leave. Evie then took some time out and went travelling for 20 months. She visited Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, China and Thailand. On returning from her travels she worked in Rocwood Montessori, Stillorgan before starting in Monkstown Montessori in September 2005.

Judith attended Trinity College where she graduated with a B.A. in 1999. Following a year travelling and working in Australia, she returned to study for a Dip. in Business and I.T. at the Smurfit Graduate School of Business. As a result she worked in financial services for 4 years. Judith then decided to pursue a career as a Montessori teacher. She undertook a H.Dip in Montessori Education in St. Nicholas Montessori College 2005/2006 while working in St. Anne's Private School in Dunlaoghaire. Judith joined Monkstown Montessori in September 2006.

Bairbre Carmody is an accomplished musician who has worked as a professional pianist for over 15 years. A music graduate of Trinity College Dublin, she also studied Music Drama at the DIT College of Music. Music Monsterz was created in 2003 and runs in the Grainstore Youth Arts Centre in Cabinteely and The Charleville Tennis Club in Glasnevin.  Along with teaching Music Monsterz Bairbre teaches music kindergarten at the Leeson Park School of Music and Piano at the Cabinteely Grainstore. Bairbre also has two little Music Monsterz  of her own at home.


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