School Trips to Ireland

If you are located in London or the South East of England, the obvious choice for an overseas school trip is probably France. For plenty of schools in Wales, the North West of England and even Scotland, however, a school trip to Ireland may be a much easier prospect with a coach load of children.

So what makes Ireland great for school trips?

Flights may be cheap enough to consider, if booked far enough in advance, especially if Dublin is your destination. Most schools will travel by coach and take the ferry across the Irish Sea. There are ferries departing from Liverpool and Holyhead, Fishguard, Pembroke and Swansea, and Troon. Delivering you to Dublin, Rosslare, Cork, Larne and Belfast.

Once you get across the water, the opportunities available to your students are plentiful. Although we could easily fill another website with the many exciting venues Ireland has to offer, below you will find a sample of those that we consider to be able to offer up the best experiences for your class.

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Dublin is the vibrant and fun-loving city that wins the hearts of the thousands who visit each year. Rich with unique history, fantastic buildings and a modern economic boom this enchanting city perfectly couples tradition with a modern twist.

Adaptable Travel are committed to delivering engaging, rewarding and smooth running school trips to groups of all ages, all across the globe. Completely bespoke each trip is tailored to the needs and requirements of each group, ensuring students get the most out of their experience. We strive to make the process as smooth as possible from quotation to travel, with our helpful team on hand to help iron out any creases along the way. Additional support comes in the form of the Vamoos app, where group leaders have access to paperwork such as travel documents, vouchers, maps and even the local weather all in one place, right at their fingertips. Quality is at the very heart of the service we provide and we strive to deliver engaging, rewarding, inspiring and safe school trips. ...

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Activities, Physical Education


Ballyhass Adventure Group is Irelands leading outdoor experience providers. A trip to our Ballyhass Mallow location will include Land, Water & Height activities each day. Our variety and quantity of instructor lead activities are what sets us apart. ...

Ballyhass Mallow Activity Centre

Ireland, Europe
History


Dublinia is an great historical experience you will never forget, located at the heart of Dublin City and is certainly one of the best Viking and Medieval venues around. ...

Viking and Medieval Dublin

Ireland, Europe
English, History, Languages


Dublin makes an excellent destination for English literature students wanting to explore the literary world. Europe for Schools helps you bring the subject to life with visits to the birth places of James Joy ...

English in Dublin

Ireland
English


Dublin is a treasure trove of theatrical and literary delights! Home to some of the most influential names across literature from Bram Stoker to Oscar Wilde. Dublin also boasts both modern and historical theatres for students to explore and enjoy. ...

Dublin - English and Drama School Trips



Ireland
History


Donegal Adventure Centre (DAC) is Ireland's largest Surf and Outdoor Education Centre which has been delivering residential language, cultural and surf experiences to youths (8-17 years) from Europe, USA and Ireland since 2002. ...

History

Ireland, Europe
Physical Education, Activities


Kippure Estate’s Environmental Education Centre is located deep in the heart of the stunning Wicklow Mountains. Specialising in providing the best Physical Education trips for children of all ages and exceptional Geography and Biology visits too. ...

Environmental Education Adventure Centre

Ireland
English, History


Dublin is the vibrant and fun-loving city that wins the hearts of the thousands who visit each year. Rich with unique history, fantastic buildings and a modern economic boom this enchanting city perfectly couples tradition with a modern twist....

Dublin

Ireland, Europe
English, Activities, Physical Education


One of the top Adventure Centers in the British Isles with over 40 adventure activities on Land, Sea & Sky. Facilities also include a 250-bed hostel. All are situated within Carlingford a small village in the scenic Cooley Mountains ...

Carlingford Adventures

Language & Adventure
Language & Adventure
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Ireland
Languages


Language & Multi-Activity Tours for Secondary Level Schools in the surf capital of Ireland. Our Language & Adventure programmes are devised to instil a sense of confidence and competence in the practice of languages at various levels. ...

Language & Adventure
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Ireland
English


Donegal Adventure Centre (DAC) is Ireland's largest Surf and Outdoor Education Centre which has been delivering residential language, cultural and surf experiences to youths (8-17 years) from Europe, USA and Ireland since 2002. ...

English

Ireland
Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies


Donegal Adventure Centre (DAC) is Ireland's largest Surf and Outdoor Education Centre which has been delivering residential language, cultural and surf experiences to youths (8-17 years) from Europe, USA and Ireland since 2002. ...

Field Studies & Geography

Ireland, Europe
History, Business


School trips to Belfast will give your students an insight into the politics, the conflict and the violence that troubled this otherwise vibrant city for many years. ...

Belfast History & Politics
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Derry-Londonderry
This ancient city, which won the title of 'UK City of Culture 2013', is an unmissable cultural heritage site for any school trip to Ireland. The walls were finished in 1618 and were designed to defend the Plantation city against the Irish chieftains. Additionally, the city played its part in the Second World War as the Allies' most westerly naval base. The pupils can also see the city's 24 original cannons which are situated on the surrounding walls. Moreover, there are many other spectacular sights to be seen during a school trip to this city, such as the stunning Saint Columb's Cathedral, the grand Guildhall, and the stimulating Tower Museum.


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Stone Age Archaeology
As part of a school history trip to Ireland, why not explore Ireland's rich heritage as you can discover Fermanagh and Tyrone's mystifying stones and earthwork, and the bewildering 7 Beaghmore Bronze Age Circles. The pupils can also marvel at the idols in Lough Erne on Boa and White islands. Furthermore, you can see Fermanagh Lake which was commonly used by Neolithic and early Christian Celts as burial and dwelling sites.


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Dublin Castle
The original castle was built in the 13th century on a site which had been settled on by the Vikings. It operated as a treasury, law courts, a prison, a military fortress, and also the seat of English administration in Ireland for 700 years. It was rebuilt again in the 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. The castle now hosts prestigious Presidential Inaugurations and State receptions. On school trip you can also visit the Chapel Royal, the State Apartments, Undercroft, and the Heritage Centre which all give a further insight into the cultural and historical importance of the castle.


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Muckross Traditional Farms
These real working farms allow school children to see first-hand the old farming traditions of rural Ireland. The children are brought back in time as they visit three different farms which have old-style farming machinery, and a range of farm animals. The pupils can converse with the real farmers and their wives and learn how they work, live and preserve these great Irish farming traditions.


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Parliament Belfast
The Parliament Buildings have historical, political and architectural significance and fit well into any citizenship topics you may be studying. It holds the Northern Ireland Assembly, which is the legislative body for Northern Ireland (founded under the Belfast Agreement 1998 or Good Friday Agreement). Consequently, it was purposely build in 1921 to accommodate the newly formed Government of Northern Ireland.


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Charles Fort
Charles Fort is situated 3km from Kinsale in Southern Ireland, and is a perfect example of a late 17th century star-shaped fort to show your pupils. In 1973 the fort was officially declared a National Monument which demonstrates its significance. The fort has been a part of some of the greatest pivotal historical events in Irish history, for instance the Williamite War (1689-91) and the Civil War (1922-23).

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