School Political History Trip to Dublin

From the contentious issue of Home Rule to the Easter Rising and establishment of the Irish Free State, Dublin is an excellent base from which to explore the locations where these historical events took place. For those studying more recent British History and Politics the tour is also relevant for those studying Ireland from partition to the Northern Ireland peace process.

Study themes: Anglo Irish War, Curragh Mutiny and Impact of WW1, Home Rule, Government of Ireland Act, the Easter Rising, the Irish Free State the Peace Process

Day 1 Travel from school

Visit Kilmainham Gaol and the Easter Rising


Evening meal
Day 2

Guided historical walking

tour of Dublin

Guided tour of Glasnevin Cemetery

and Museum

Evening meal
Day 3 Optional tour of Croke Park Return travel to school

This price includes:

  • Return flights or coach/ferry travel from England
  • 2 nights' bed and breakfast hotel accommodation
  • Use of local tour coach for transfers/excursions
  • Guided historical walking tour
  • Guided tour of Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum
  • Experienced Itinerary Manager
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • VAT
N.B. Activities listed in the itinerary are not neccessarily included in the price. Contact us for further information.
School Political History Trip to Dublin

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Kilmainham Gaol

Kilmainham Gaol

Kilmainham Gaol has borne witness to many of the most important events in Irish history since it opened in 1796. Although it housed its fair share of criminals, it is most notable for holding some of the leading figures in Irish nationalism; from Henry Joy McCracken, founder of the United Irishmen, to William Smith O'Brien and Thomas Francis Meagher, leaders of the Young Irelanders rebellion of 18...

Historical walking tour of Dublin

Historical walking tour of Dublin

In just 2 hours this walking tour, conducted by history graduates of Trinity College Dublin and the National University of Ireland, explores the main features of Irish history - Dublin's development, the influence of the American and French Revolutions, the Potato Famine, the Great War and the 1916 Rising, the War of Independence, the Northern conflict and Ireland today.

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

Glasnevin Cemetery was opened to the public in 1832 and is the largest non-denominational cemetery in Ireland. Until its opening, Irish Catholics had no cemeteries in which they could bury their dead according to their normal practices as there were, at that time, severe restrictions on the public performance of Catholic ceremonies. It is now the final resting place of many of those who shaped mod...

Dublin Castle

Dublin Castle

In continuous occupation since its establishment in 1204 AD, Dublin Castle has played a prominent role in Ireland's history.Today, this prestigious city centre site is host to state-of-the-art conference and dining facilities, whilst its State Apartments are among the most prestigious state rooms in the country. These are open for guided tours daily.



Dublinia is an unforgettable experience at the heart of Dublin City, the crossroads where modern and old Dublin meets. It is one of Dublin’s top attractions where groups can travel back in time to view how people from both the Viking and Medieval periods would have lived, with the third exhibition detailing how archaeologists have uncovered Dublin's many secrets.

Jacobs Inn

Ideally located just a few minutes walk from Temple Bar, Dublin's entertainment district! This modern hostel offers affordable accommodation within the very heart of the city. Students will usually be accommodated in multi-bedded rooms and staff in twins, all rooms have their own bathroom with a shower.

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