Dublin is the city that wears everything on its sleeve, from its fascinating history to its brilliant personality.
It's big enough to provide plenty of places of interest for a school tour, but small enough to get around with ease in virtually no time at all. Most importantly, Dublin brings history vividly alive, with visits to many of the locations associated with the growth of Irish nationalism from the late 18th century onwards to the creation of the Irish Free State.
If you are studying more recent British History and Politics, there are some fascinating tours exploring Ireland from the partition to the Northern Ireland peace process.
Our Suggested Itinerary
3 days 2 nights, by Air, from £200 per person
Flight from London Airport.
Arrive at your centrally-located accommodation in Dublin.
Visit the General Post Office Museum - a landmark building, prominently situated in O'Connell Street. GPO was the headquarters of the uprising leaders during the Easter Rising.
Guided Tour, Revolutionary Dublin: 1913-23. From the labour conflicts of 1913 to the open war of the Easter Rising and the guerilla war that followed: all of these, and much else, took place amidst the shabby grandeur of Dublin.
Kilmainham Gaol - if only walls could talk... This hugely popular attraction is where some of modern Irish history’s most disturbing and inspirational dramas have played out. Down the centuries, the Gaol ‘hosted’ the likes of Robert Emmet, Parnell and the leaders of the 1916 Rising. A major exhibition detailing the political and penal history of the prison and its restoration is at the heart of this visit.
National Museum of Ireland - With the "Proclaiming a Republic - The 1916 Rising" tour, students will get a general introduction to the political, social and cultural events leading up to the Rising, the Easter week in Dublin and its aftermath.
Visit Dublin Castle - in continuous occupation since its establishment in 1204 AD, it played a prominent role in Ireland's history.
Spend an evening in Grafton Street, with a great variety of retail stores, cafés and restaurants.
Explore Ireland's number one visitor attraction, Guinness Storehouse. You can learn about the history of ‘the black stuff’ and discover how it’s made.
Visit Trinity College, the oldest university in Ireland, founded in 1591 by Queen Elizabeth I. It's home to many treasures including Book of Kells, Books of Durrow and Armagh and an early Irish harp.
Check out of your accommodation and take a return flight back to London.
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