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Political History School Trip to Dublin

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Learn about the fascinating, complex political history between the UK and Ireland on a politics school 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.

It’s also the perfect base from which to explore the political history of Ireland from partition to the Northern Ireland peace process and beyond.

Suggested Itinerary (Based on 3 days/2 nights)

Day 1/3



Travel from school


Visit Kilmainham Gaol and the Easter Rising Exhibition



Evening meal

Day 2/3



Guided historical walking tour of Dublin



Guided tour of Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum



Evening meal

Day 3/3



Optional tour of Croke Park


Return travel to school

What's included?

  • tick icon2 nights' bed and breakfast accommodation
  • tick iconComprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • tick iconDetailed information pack
  • tick iconExperienced Itinerary Manager
  • tick iconGuided historical walking tour
  • tick iconGuided tour of Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum
  • tick iconReturn travel from the UK
  • tick iconUse of coach for local excursions
  • tick iconVAT

Educational activities and visits

Dublin Castle

Dublin Castle

In continuous occupation since its establishment in 1204 AD, Dublin Castle has played a… Read more



Dublinia is an unforgettable experience at the heart of Dublin City, the crossroads where… Read more

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

Glasnevin Cemetery was opened to the public in 1832 and is the largest non-denominational… 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… Read more

Kilmainham Gaol

Kilmainham Gaol

Kilmainham Gaol has borne witness to many of the most important events in Irish history si… Read more


Jacobs Inn
Jacobs Inn

Ideally located just a few minutes walk from Temple Bar, this modern hostel offers affordable accommodation in 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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Gail Biggins
Easy trip for teachers to plan because it's so well organised by the company! We also had a fantastic knowledgeable driver — Portsmouth Academy for Girls, July 2019

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