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School Trips to Ireland

School trips to Ireland offer short journey times and diverse learning opportunities, with most of our school groups choosing to base themselves in the lively capital, Dublin!

A school trip to Ireland is a great choice for a number of subjects, particularly political history and food technology.

Why visit Ireland?

Fascinating political history

The UK and Ireland have a long and complex political history. Your political history school trip to Ireland will bring to life the historical, social and economical contexts around events such as the Easter Rising and the establishment of the Irish Free State.

Your students will explore some of the challenges of home rule and nationalism. And they’ll learn more about how and why Ireland was partitioned in 1921 and how this led to the Irish Civil War.

At Kilmainham Gaol, your students will hear the personal stories of some of the leading figures in Irish nationalism.

And at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, you’ll learn more about some of those who shaped modern Ireland, such as Eamon de Valera, Daniel O’Connell and Michael Collins.


Iconic cuisine

A food technology school trip to Ireland offers some really exciting opportunities for students. They’ll visit the Guinness Storehouse and Old Jameson Distillery to discover more about the brewing and distilling processes involved in two of Ireland’s biggest exports.

They’ll enjoy a cookery lesson at Dublin Cookery School and discover the role of food in Ireland’s culture on a Food, Folklore and Fairies evening at Dublin’s oldest pub.

And they’ll explore the world of iconic Irish chocolate brand Butlers, where they’ll find out more about the different types of chocolate and how they’re made. There will also be lots of opportunities to try some!

Vibrant culture

A school trip to Ireland will be an unforgettable experience for your students. As well as the exciting educational activities available here, there will be lots of opportunities to experience the country’s vibrant culture. And, wherever you go, you’ll experience a traditional warm Irish welcome.

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Take a look at our range of Ireland school trips below, and then get in touch with one of our tour advisors to discuss your requirements.


School trips to Dublin

A school trip to Dublin offers your students the exciting opportunity to explore Ireland's vibrant capital city!

Dublin school trips are popular among food technology school groups who will enjoy learning about chocolate making and brewing. And politics school groups will love the opportunity to learn more about the complicated political history between the UK and Ireland. 

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A school trip abroad doesn’t have to involve long journeys – just a short hop across the Irish Sea opens up a wealth of educational opportunities for a number of subjects, from politics and history to food technology!

The spectacular Emerald Isle boasts a legendary cuisine, with hearty dishes that have become popular all over the world and this, along with Ireland’s famous brewing industry, means there’s plenty of interest here for food technology school trips.

Your students will love exploring the vibrant Irish capital on their educational tour to Dublin. This is an easily navigable, welcoming city that’s ideal for visiting with a school group.

Why choose Halsbury?

Here are just a few reasons why teachers choose Halsbury for educational school trips that inspire.

  • School trips designed by teachers for teachers

    Founded by teachers in 1986, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and are here to make the process of running your school trip as easy as possible.

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  • School trips tailored to your curriculum

    We'll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure your school trip is a truly educational experience.

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  • Health & safety prioritised

    As a proud Assured Member of the School Travel Forum, the health and safety of your group is always our priority.

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  • Support every step of the way

    We'll be with you every step of the way, from your very first enquiry until the moment you return home, including 24-hour support while you’re on your school trip.

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  • Financially secure school trips

    We're ABTA bonded and all our air tours are ATOL protected, so you can be sure that your school trip is financially secure.

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  • Rewarding loyalty scheme

    You'll earn loyalty points from your very first school trip with Halsbury. These can be used towards a discount on your school trip or a free gift for your school.

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School trips by teachers for teachers

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Founded by teachers in 1986 and with several former teachers in our team, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and work hard to relieve them.

Tailor-made school trips

Trips tailored to your curriculum and learning objectives

We’ll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure it meets your particular requirements.

Loyalty scheme

Rewarding loyalty scheme

Earn loyalty points from your very first trip which can be used towards a trip discount or free gift for your school.