Dublin and Londonderry Politics

4 days/3 nights

From only £219pp

Overview

4 days/3 nights From only £219pp

This multi-centre tour is a perfect introduction to the turbulent history of Anglo – Irish relations. Explore how political, militaristic and religious dimensions have combined and collided to result in some of the most significant moments of the 20th Century.

What's included in the trip?

  • Executive coach travel
  • Use of the coach during the tour
  • Return ferry crossing
  • Accommodation on a half board basis
  • Multi-bedded rooms for students
  • Single/twin rooms for leaders
  • Free itinerary planning and visits booking service
  • Comprehensive travel pack
  • 1:8 leader place ratio

Sample itinerary

  • Day 1

    Depart school for midday ferry crossing to Dublin. Visit to Kilmainham Gaol and Guided walking tour of the main sites of 1916 Easter uprising. Evening meal at a local restaurant

  • Day 2

    Visit to Garda History Museum or The National Museum of Decorative Arts & History. Depart for Derry. Evening meal at local restaurant

  • Day 3

    Guided walking tour with expert guide of the main murals and sites of Londonderry/Derry. Visit to The Museum of Free Derry. Evening meal at local restaurant

  • Day 4

    Depart for Belfast. Guided sightseeing tour of Belfast. Visit Stormont. Return to Dublin for return ferry. Arrive back at school

Accommodation

Enhance your trip

  • Located opposite the International Financial Services Centre The regenerated DDDA is responsible for the funding and development of the Docklands and attracting investment. Students will be given a presentation on its role. Focus areas will be finance and marketing.
  • A visit to the Old Distillery in central Dublin gives visitors a chance to follow the craft of Irish Whiskey making. The visit consists of an audio-visual presentation, the tour of the distillery and the bottling process.
  • In the heart of historic Dublin the castle stands on the ridge on a strategic site at the junction of the river Liffey. Guided tours take place in the State Apartments and the excavations of one of the towers of the Norman stronghold and the chapel Royal.
  • Football matches are played at Croke Park. The Museum is right in the heart of the stadium complex, complete with interactive elements, viewing theatre, archives and memorabilia. The guided tour takes the visitor to the dressing room through to the pitch.
  • One of the most popular comedy clubs in Dublin this Is where many of the most famous Irish comedians first started out.
  • The most striking exhibition is the permanent display of Bronze Age Irish gold, the museum exhibits items relating to Ireland. Other displays include metalwork from the Iron Age to the Middle Ages, Viking Ireland and political events in Ireland from 1900 to 1921.