Wicklow Cultural & Transition Yr School Trips & Tours
Known as the Garden of Ireland, County Wicklow is one of Ireland’s most beautiful areas with a great range of visits and experiences for your students. Only a short distance from Dublin, take a trip to Wicklow and discover the area’s history at Wicklow Gaol and Glendalough Monastic Site, enjoy educational nature fun at Greenan Maze and working farm and marvel at Powerscourt Waterfall, Ireland’s highest waterfall. A cultural trip to Wicklow is an excellent low budget visit for school groups.
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.
|1||Depart school. Glendalough Monastic Site - visit the monastic city and the interactive centre||Greenan Maze and working farm - this traditional farm is full of biodiversity, educational fun activities||Check into accomodation Evening meal|
|2||Check out of accomodation. Wicklow Goal - an unforgettable journey through an original prison building, telling the stories of the people imprisoned here||Powerscourt Waterfall - visit Ireland’s highest waterfall. Depart for return journey to school.|
|Morning||Depart school. Glendalough Monastic Site - visit the monastic city and the interactive centre|
|Afternoon||Greenan Maze and working farm - this traditional farm is full of biodiversity, educational fun activities|
|Evening||Check into accomodation Evening meal|
|Morning||Check out of accomodation. Wicklow Goal - an unforgettable journey through an original prison building, telling the stories of the people imprisoned here|
|Afternoon||Powerscourt Waterfall - visit Ireland’s highest waterfall. Depart for return journey to school.|
Glendalough Monastic Site
This early Christian monastic settlement was founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century and from this developed the “Monastic City”. Most of the buildings that survive today date from the 10th through 12th centuries. Despite attacks by Vikings over the years, Glendalough thrived as one of Ireland’s great ecclesiastical foundations and schools of learning until the Normans destroyed the monastery in 1214 A.D. and the dioceses of Glendalough and Dublin were united. Close to the monastic city is the interactive centre.
Greenan Maze and working farm
Situated in the beautiful countryside of the Wicklow hills, one hour south of Dublin, pupils can enjoy wandering around the farm in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. This small family farm aims to preserve our wildlife areas and natural habitats in the beautiful Wicklow hills. The traditional farm is full of biodiversity, educational nature fun activities and is a great day out for school groups.
Take an unforgettable journey through an original prison building, telling the stories of the men, women and children imprisoned under British rule over two centuries of turbulent history. A fully-engaging audio-visual experience features holographic appearances of the Gaoler and characters from the prison who share their stories of the times.
A Virtual Reality Experience – The Gates of Hell – brings visitors back in time as active witnesses to the Gaol as it would have been two centuries ago.
Sea Life Bray
Schools love SEA LIFE! Embark on a journey of Amazing Discovery!
When your class visits SEA LIFE Bray, an all-weather aquarium on Bray’s seafront an all-new educational experience awaits you with programs available for classes from pre-school to third-level education.
Educational programmes will provide your pupils with an interactive experience led by an Educational team: Participative (quizzes), Tactile (touch our starfish and crabs), Thought-provoking (Talks about amazing discovery in the underwater world), and most importantly…FUN!
Visit Ireland’s highest Waterfall, Powerscourt Waterfall in one of Ireland’s most beautiful parklands at the foothill of the Wicklow Mountains. The Waterfall is 6km from Powerscourt Gardens. Marvel at this magnificent natural spectacle which stands at 121 m (398 feet).
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Before your tour
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