Hello out there! My name is Pádraig and I'm a travelling bear. I love to travel to interesting destinations around the world. I depend on wonderful, willing travellers who take me along with them. I never cause them any trouble as I am a very well behaved bear.
My mission is to look at the world around me and share my amazing adventures with school-going children. I am their eyes on the world and it is a priviledge to be able to bring the excitement of my adventures and experiences into their lives.
Come with me as we navigate the world together - by air, land and sea. Come visit some famous landmarks and enjoy the differences that each culture presents. Learn about the physical geography of faraway lands and experience the breathtaking sights of truly magestic landscapes. Follow historical trails and be amazed by the traditions and cultures of many nations. Maybe some day you will visit some of these interesting destinations yourself and experience the joy and surprises that new lands will bring to you. Hold on tight as I take you on board with me , Pádraig the Travelling Bear. 


All about us ....

I thought you'd like to know  a little bit more about how my story started and who sends me on my travels. Well, it all began when my teacher at Walterstown N.S. in Cobh, Co. Cork - MRS. DEE RYAN - created an adventure for me with the Green Dragon Team, and so I sailed around the world. You can read all about my journeys to very interesting places, in the link to Pádraig's Green Dragon Adventure.

Now that my sailing days are over (just for the moment), Mrs. Ryan thought I should learn more about my own country. So I'm travelling around Ireland now - visiting all 32 counties - and meeting with children and teachers in lots of schools. If you would like me to visit your school and stay for a little while to discover what you do at school every day , then e mail my teacher at deemryan@gmail.com and your school will be added to the list.

Slán go fóill,



Dee Ryan is a teacher in the SEN Dept. of Walterstown N.S. and she is happy to answer any questions you may have about Pádraig.

Theresa Smullen was Padraig's minder while he was on his Green Dragon Adventure. Theresa is responsible for the wonderful photography that brought Pádraig's travels to life. She lives in San Diego, California and is a Media Executive. She has a keen interest in children's litterature and loves to visit schools to share traditional stories from around the world. (Our picture below shows Theresa during a visit to Walterstown N.S. in Cobh, where she shared a tradtional Bostonian story about a duck family,who were looking for a new home. The story was first printed in 1946!