School trips to Dublin work well for a number of subjects and will leave your students with lifelong memories of a fun, educational experience!

Ireland’s vibrant capital is a fantastic destination for school trips focusing on a wide range of subjects from food technology to politics.

And, considering its relatively small size, you’ll be surprised at just how much there is to see and do on your school trip to Dublin – your group certainly won’t have time to get bored! Our school travel experts will work closely with you to design an itinerary that suits your learning objectives and leaves your students feeling inspired!

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Why visit Dublin?

Complex political history

For those studying the politics, Dublin is a fantastic destination for a school trip. Here, your students will explore the complicated political history between the two countries, from Home Rule to the Easter Rising and the Partition of Ireland.

You can visit Kilmainham Gaol, which is considered one of the country's most important monuments related to the struggle for Irish independence. Many nationalist leaders were imprisoned and even executed here. Your tour guide will bring their stories to life for your students, helping them to understand the long and difficult road to independence.

Another popular visit for politics groups is Glasnevin Cemetery and its museum. Many important national figures are buried here, including many nationalist leaders. Again, this is a fantastic visit in terms of helping your students to understand both the timeline of events and the roles of many of the key figures in the struggle for Irish independence.

Fabulous food

Dublin is also a fantastic choice of destination for food technology groups, especially those who are interested in food and drink production.

The Guinness Storehouse is one of Dublin’s most popular attractions. Here, your students can learn about the brewing process and discover the history of the brand, including how it has been marketed throughout the years.

And the Old Jameson Distillery Tour is a great complement to a visit to the Guinness Storehouse, as students will see how different the distilling process is to the brewing process.

Dublin is also famous for its chocolate and there are a couple of tours available giving your students a fascinating insight into the history of chocolate and the chocolate making process. The Butlers Chocolate Experience also offers the opportunity to learn more about the history of the iconic Irish chocolate brand.

And we can even arrange for your students to enjoy a cookery lesson at Dublin Cookery School, where they’ll prepare a three-course meal for themselves under the expert supervision of the school’s professional tutors.

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Activities for Dublin

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,… Read More

Historical walking tour of Dublin

Historical walking tour of Dublin

This walking tour of Dublin,conducted by history graduates of Trinity College Dublin and the National University of Ireland, explores the… Read More

Dublinia

Dublinia

Dublinia is an unforgettable experience at the heart of Dublin City, the crossroads where modern and old Dublin meets. It… Read More

Kilmainham Gaol

Kilmainham Gaol

Kilmainham Gaol has borne witness to many of the most important events in Irish history since it opened in 1796.… Read More

Guinness Storehouse

Guinness Storehouse

World-famous for its beer production, the Guinness Storehouse is now Ireland's no.1 attraction. Yourgroup will learn all about the history… Read More

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,… Read More

Evening of Food, Folklore and Fairies

Evening of Food, Folklore and Fairies

Visit Dublin's oldest pub to experience an evening of Food, Folklore and Faries. As you tuck in to a traditional… Read More

Dublin Cookery School

Dublin Cookery School

During your evening cookery course choose from; a demonstration where you will learn all of the methods and techniques to… Read More

Old Jameson Distillery Tour

Old Jameson Distillery Tour

Set in a recreated distillery scene, travel back in time to discover the captivating story of Jameson and how three… Read More

Frequently Asked Questions

To make the most of everything Dublin has to offer, we would recommend spending about 3-4 days in the Irish capital on your school trip.

You can visit Dublin on a school trip at any time of year!

Central Dublin is easily navigable on foot. For longer journeys, the city's excellent bus and tram network is the easiest and quickest option.

We would highly recommend a visit to Dublin Castle, which was the seat of the British government's power in Ireland from 1171 until 1922. Another excellent visit is Kilmainham Gaol, where many Irish revolutionaries were imprisoned and executed during the struggle for independence.

Yes, there are a few free things to do in Dublin, including exploring Phoenix Park and St. Stephen's Green. You may also be interested to learn that the National Museum of Ireland is free - there are three branches in Dublin itself, focusing on archaeology, natural history and decorative arts and history.

Yes, Dublin is an excellent choice for a cross-curricular school trip to Dublin and offers exciting educational opportunities for politics, food technology and music.

Why choose Halsbury?

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

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Originally 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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The Halsbury Difference

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Originally 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.

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.

Rewarding loyalty scheme

Work together with other teachers in your school to save thousands of pounds on future school trips with our multi-trip loyalty scheme!