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!
Why visit Ireland?
Fascinating political history
The UK and Ireland have a long and complex political history. A school trip focusing on this topic 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.
A school trip to Ireland offers some really exciting opportunities for food technology 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!
School trips to Ireland are always 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 advisers to discuss your requirements.