Political History School Trip to Dublin
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 (3 days, 2 nights)
Travel from school
Visit Kilmainham Gaol and the Easter Rising Exhibition
Guided historical walking tour of Dublin
Guided tour of Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum
Optional tour of Croke Park
Return travel to school
- 2 nights' bed and breakfast accommodation
- Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
- Detailed information pack
- Experienced Itinerary Manager
- Guided historical walking tour
- Guided tour of Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum
- Return travel from the UK
- Use of coach for local excursions
- National, international and global dimensions of politics
- Challenges of Home Rule
- The Easter Rising
- Challenges of nationalism
- Partition of Ireland
Key Stage 3
- Ideas, political power, industry and empire: Britain, 1745 - 1901
Educational activities and visits
In continuous occupation since its establishment in 1204 AD, Dublin Castle has played a prominent role in Ireland's history. Today… Read More
Dublinia is an unforgettable experience at the heart of Dublin City, the crossroads where modern and old Dublin meets. It… Read More
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
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
Kilmainham Gaol has borne witness to many of the most important events in Irish history since it opened in 1796… Read More
Cultural activities and visits
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
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
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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Laura Lucas — Tour Adviser
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