DUBLIN SCHOOL TOURS
DUBLIN SCHOOL TOURS was started in 2019 by a group of long term colleagues working in Dublin City.
The aim of Dublin School Tours is to take students both national and international, out of the classroom and into Ireland’s capital city in order to experience the history and art of Dublin first hand.
Their service offers a wide range of Tours that cover a wide range of subjects including History, Art and Literature. Their tours have been designed in order to compliment the current Irish curriculum and are always open to catering to bespoke tours of the city.
Dublin History Tour
From the Viking foundations to the Easter Rising, see how the city of Dublin developed into the modern city that we live in today.
Beginning at Dublin Castle we will explore the Viking foundations of the city as well as the arrival of the Normans in 1169. Discover how Dublin got its name in the Castle Gardens, before reaching the heart of medieval Dublin at Christchurch Cathedral.
Hear the tales of the city’s most beloved street characters, from Arthur Fields to Bang Bang.
The tour will finish at the General Post Office with the events of Easter 1916 and the proclamation of the Irish Proclamation.
Dublin Sculpture Tour
Discover the history of Dublin’s most prominent public sculptures from Molly Malone to Daniel O’Connell, Jim Larkin to Nelsons Column.
Learn how many bullets Daniel O’Connell took during the 1916 Rising, the fascinating story behind Pat Noise and read the final words of Michael Joseph O’Rahilly.
This two hour tour will focus on the themes of Rebellion, Remembrance and Reconciliation. In this we will discuss the works of John Henry Foley, Oisin Kelly and John and Edward Smyth, to name just a few.
This tour is ideal for Art History students or TY.
1916 Easter Rising Tour
Walk in the footstep of Ireland’s revolutionary heroes.
This tour will include Liberty Hall, the headquarters of the Irish Citizens Army and the building from which The Proclamation of the Irish Republic was produced.
Continuing down Abbey Street, we will begin the march on the GPO, the epicentre of the Easter Rising. From the GPO, we will follow the route of the rebels as they made their retreat down Moore Street and visit the site where the rebellion would and with Pearse offering his surrender to General Lowe.
The tour will finish at the Garden of Remembrance, where many of the rebels were brought following their surrender and now a peaceful garden dedicated to the men and women of Ireland’s struggle for Independence.
This tour would suit all year groups and give insight into the Irish revolutionary period.
From Irish Folklore to the women of the Irish Revolution, Vikings to Irish Design, send us your ideas. If there is a particular aspect about Dublin’s history or Culture you would like you would like to see on a walking tour feel free to send us a message and make a request.
In the past our guides have catered for tours covering Literary History, Irish Folklore, National Museums, Glasnevin Cemetery and the Liberties to name just a few.
Any and all ideas welcome.