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Dublin History School Trips & Tours - Irish History

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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.

You can also enjoy a history tour 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.

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.

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.

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.

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'.

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