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)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary
1

Travel from school

Visit Kilmainham Gaol and the Easter Rising Exhibition

Evening meal

2

Guided historical walking tour of Dublin

Guided tour of Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum

Evening meal

3

Optional tour of Croke Park

Return travel to school

3 days, 2 nights Price from £259 pp
  • 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
  • VAT

Accommodation

Educational Activities

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

Dublinia

Dublinia

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 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

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

Kilmainham Gaol

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

Cultural Activities

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

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

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