Are you planning your school trip to Ireland or a stay in the UNESCO City of Literature Dublin?
Dublin is one of the most beautiful, rich of history and culture cities of Europe and we’re sure that after your trip you’ll be refusing to leave.
Here are our tips on what to see during your school trip to Dublin.
During your school trip to Dublin you shouldn’t miss a visit to O’Connell Street.
O’Connell Street is one of the most famous streets in the heart of Dublin and is part of the main route of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade happening every year on 17th March.
On this street you can find the General Post Office, an amazing work of architecture that was almost destroyed by the fire following The Easter Rising. It is also a particularly important building because the Proclamation of Irish Republic was read out by Patrick Pearse just in front of it.
THE SPIRE AND KILMAINHAM GOAL
Here you will find a 120-metre-high landmark called The Spire, a symbol of the independence of The Republic of Ireland from Great Britain.
If you’re interested on the history of the Irish independence, then you’ll certainly want to book a visit at Kilmainham Gaol, a prison famous for the imprisonment of the leaders of “The Easter Rising”, a rebellion carried out by some members of the Irish Republican Brotherhood in April 1916, that was suppressed by Britain after 5 days.
TRINITY COLLEGE AND BOOK OF KELLS
Trinity College is one of the most known universities around the world and if you are planning a school trip to Dublin, a visit to the campus is a must.
Also, don’t forget to go to its Old Library, important for The Book of Kells, which is an illuminated manuscript filled with complex illustrations and graphics, believed to be originated in 800 AD, that contains each of the four gospels from the New Testament.
GARDENS AND PARKS
The city of Dublin is full of big green parks like Phoenix Park, St Stephen’s Green, Iveagh Gardens, Merrion Square Park and, last but not least, the Dubh Linn Garden in none of the less than Dublin Castle.
For example, Phoenix Park is one of the largest enclosed parks of Europe and was a royal hunting park back in the 1660s. Here you can find a large herd of fallow deer, that still calls it home.
The Georgian period was very important for the development of the city and takes its name from the four King Georges that reigned between 1714 and 1830. Although this style of architecture continued after the death of King George IV, it was later replaced by the Victorian style.
Merrion Square and Fitzwilliam Square are just an example of the beautiful architecture of those years. In Fitzwilliam Street Upper you can find one of the world’s longest rows of Georgian houses.
In 14 Henrietta Street you will have the opportunity to visit the Tenements Museum, a social history museum of Dublin life, from one building’s Georgian beginnings to its tenement times.
If you are a museum lover do not hesitate to visit Dublin city, as it is full of stunning museums.
Some of our favourite museums to visit during a school trip to Dublin are:
The National Gallery, where you’ll be able to see closely gorgeous works of art; Museum of Gaelic Sports for sports enthusiasts, the National Museum of Natural History, the Little Museum and The Leprechaun Museum.
“The Liberties” is a centuries-old neighbourhood known for traditional pubs, weekend markets and tourist attractions, such as Christ Church and Dublin Castle.
Not too far away you can also find the characteristic St Patrick’s Cathedral.
In this area of Dublin, you can come across the Guinness Storehouse where you’ll be able to experience the history, heart and soul of Ireland’s most iconic beer.
We hope you find our suggestions helpful . If you are interested in booking one of our Ireland’s tours make sure to check our two trips here:
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