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Dublin History School Trips & Tours - Irish History

A history school trip to Dublin can vividly bring history to life 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. Our history tours include visits to sites linked to key individuals that were part of this turbulent process.

Sample itinerary

Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.

Morning Afternoon Evening
1 Transfer to Dublin. Guided tour of Croke Park & the GAA Museum Guided tour of Dáil Éireann. Guided tour of Kilmainham Gaol Quiz
2 Guided historical walking tour of Dublin GPO Witness History Exhibition. Guided tour of Glasnevin Cemetery Transfer back to school
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Morning Transfer to Dublin. Guided tour of Croke Park & the GAA Museum
Afternoon Guided tour of Dáil Éireann. Guided tour of Kilmainham Gaol
Evening Quiz
Morning Guided historical walking tour of Dublin
Afternoon GPO Witness History Exhibition. Guided tour of Glasnevin Cemetery
Evening Transfer back to school

On-tour support

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Top visits

Kilmainham Gaol

One of the largest unoccupied gaols in Europe covering some of the most heroic and tragic events in Ireland’s emergence as a modern nation from 1780s to the 1920s. Attractions include a major exhibition detailing the political and penal history of the prison and its restoration.

Historical Guided Walking Tours

You can also enjoy a Dublin school tours that will take you to the relevant sites of the 1916 Rising to give you an understanding of this historic event. You will explore the main features of the War of Independence, partition and will conclude with the Northern Ireland peace process and Ireland today.

A school trip to Ireland like this helps your students' passions for the subject grow!

Dáil Eireann/Leinster House

Take a guided tour of the Houses of the Oireachtas where the guides will relay their historical and educational knowledge of both the building itself and the workings of the two houses.

GAA Museum & Croke Park Stadium

Enjoy a stadium guided tour including a short historical tour focusing on the ancient origins of hurling, the birth of the GAA as part of a Gaelic Revival in Ireland, the development of the GAA and early links with revolutionary nationalism.

Glasnevin Cemetery (Guided Tour & Museum)

The tour visits the final resting place of Daniel O’Connell, Michael Collins, Eamon DeValera, Charles Stewart Parnell, Countess Marcievicz and many of the other men and women who have shaped Ireland’s history. A new state-of-the-art museum will complement the tour. This is a must visit for any students on Dublin school tours.

Pearse Museum

A former school that was run by Pádraig Pearse on beautiful grounds includes historical exhibitions, a nature study and an audio-visual show - 'This Man Kept a School'.

General Guided Walking Tours

Take a guided walking tour of Dublin city centre to see all the famous sights including Dublin Castle, Trinity College, St Stephen’s Green and more.

Evening activites

  • Bowling
  • Cinema
  • Theatre

Study themes

  • The challenge of Nationalism
  • The importance of Parnell
  • Gladstone and Home Rule
  • The Easter Rising
  • The division of Ireland


Available from any location in Ireland, our executive coaches are fitted with seatbelts, toilet facilities, air conditioning, DVD and reclining seats.


Giving you full support throughout

Before your tour

  • Your own dedicated NST contact
  • Bespoke tour itineraries
  • Unrivalled local knowledge & expertise
  • Curriculum linked visit programmes
  • Great value for money - no hidden costs
  • Free group leader inspection visits
  • Risk assessment guidance
  • Safety assured, transport, accommodation and visits

Whilst you're away

  • Free educational resources
  • Group-friendly accommodation
  • Exceptional standards of coaching
  • On-tour support from our reps on the ground
  • Support & assistance from our specialists guides throughout your tour
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  • Extensive group travel insurance

On your return

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