Give the gift of confidence this Christmas with one of our gift vouchers!

These can be used for:

  • 1 : 1 sessions 

  • Our private group classes in Croi na Gaillimhe.

  • Our private drama classes for groups of friends.

Contact Michelle via our contact page to purchase this very rewarding gift!

Drama for The Grown Ups!

We are now running drama classes for groups of mates who want to get together for some escapism, fun and confidence building. These classes are totally personalised to what you and your friends are looking for! So far some groups have wanted to work towards learning a script together, others want to feel more confident projecting their voices and others, well, others just want to have the craic!

All the while, you do this in a setting where you feel more comfortable with friends. Building each other up, creating lovely memories and having a laugh! And drinking tea. Lots of tea and biscuits.

These are available in four week or six week blocks. Get booking!

2019 Group Class 

We are now taking bookings for our group class in Croi na Gaillimhe, Galway. HOORAY!
The new term starts Wednesday January 30th and will run for six weeks. Each term is themed and this term is all about Making Goals.

4pm: 5-8 year olds
5pm: 9-12 year olds

Price: €80 and sibling discount available.
Contact Michelle here via our contact page to book.

* Full payment required at time of booking or €20 deposit required with remainder paid on first day.

* This is a mainstream class but we hope to run a class for additional needs in the very near future.

Baboro International Arts Festival for Children

Réalta School of Speech and Drama and Julia Dunin Photography are teaming up again for Baboro International Arts Festival for Children! Earlier this year we ran a photography exhibition with the intention to empower the children that we work with. How better to capture a child's strength than through photography! This emotional and incredible experience resulted in a beautiful exhibition in Tribeton, Galway City. We are honoured that the brilliant team at Baboro have asked us to exhibit these portraits again in October. For more details, go to

Réalta School of Speech and Drama are coming back out west to Westport!

After many requests and a wonderful Summer/Autumn series of sessions,  Réalta will be coming back to the lovely Holy Trinity National School in Westport in 2019 for more 1:1 Speech and Drama sessions! These personalised sessions include Speech skills, storytelling, games, emotion work and much more. They are focused on building confidence and are also ideal for children with Autism or additional needs.

There will be four slots ( 2pm, 3pm, 4pm) and these will take place on every third Saturday. These will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

To book contact Michelle at


Speech and Drama with Down Syndrome Galway West

Réalta are running a six week Speech and Drama Course with the lovely team at Down Syndrome Galway West. They are based in Moycullen in a lovely new premises.  The course will commence on July 18th and will include drama, singing, games, storytelling, art and much more! Visit our Facebook and Instagram ( to keep updated on all our shenanigans!


Photography Exhibition

Réalta School of Speech and Drama together with Julia Dunin Photography are holding their first Photography Exhibition. This will be entitled ‘In celebration of children.’

Michelle O’ Grady, teacher and founder of Réalta School of Speech and Drama, has always felt that adults have a lot to learn from children. They have so many beautiful qualities and it is our duty as adults to help them shine.  The whole intention behind this photoshoot is the empowerment of children.

With this in mind, Réalta has teamed up with the incomparable photographer, Julia Dunin, who agreed to come on board to photograph the students. Dunin is a professional photographer with creative approach towards commercial and editorial photography. Her main areas of expertise are portrait, lifestyle and food.The launch of the exhibition will take place on Friday June 1st in Tribeton, Merchant's Road, Galway. This also coincides with International Children's Day. At Réalta, we work with children from all walks of life including those with special needs and without. On June 1st, we want to celebrate these amazing children.

Music and Drama Workshop

Réalta School of Speech and Drama and Keara Sheeran Music are joining forces for a very exciting workshop this Summer. This Speech and Drama and Music workshop is aimed at providing children with valuable tools in expression via music, singing and spoken word. Using their combined skills and experience, Michelle and Keara will leave your child feeling fantastic and perhaps with a new found of love of music and the arts!

This workshop will include everything from:

  • Speech Exercises,

  • Improvisation,

  • Art

  • Games,

  • Storytelling

  • Mime

  • Singing skills

Dates: July 10th- 12th

Times: 10am – 1pm

( Registration opens at 9.30am on July 10th)

Location: Scoil Bhride, Shantalla, Galway

Price: €85 per student

€25 deposit required at time of booking.


Speech and Drama ASD Classes

We are running a six week Speech and Drama programme for children with Autism this Summer. This will take place in Croí na Gaillimhe Resource Centre . The class includes speech exercises, emotions work, development of interpersonal relationships and social skills. All classes will be tailored to the students needs and there will be plenty of fun to be had!
There are only six per class.
Ages: 6- 8 years old.


And we are hitting the road for Mayo this Summer!

I will be running our popular 1:1 sessions in the Westport Family and Community Resource Centre

These sessions are perfect for children who need some focused attention and will benefit from a personalised session. Children with Autism and/or Special Needs also find these very beneficial. 
Sessions include Speech Skills, Improv, Poetry, Storytelling, Mime, Singing, Games and much more! The sessions build confidence and self expression.

These will run over four afternoons with just a few spots available per day.

Dates: July 13th, 20th, 27th and August 3rd.

*This is sold out. To be added to the waiting list, contact Michelle at 086 355 2029.