History

GAA Museum & Tours

The school tour that’s always a winner. Croke Park, the home of Gaelic games, is the ultimate school tour destination bringing together our national sport, heritage and culture in one inspiring location. Croke Park School Tours offer Junior and Leaving Certificate students an engaging educational experience linked to the school curriculum. For TY Students, a […]

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Shannon Heritage

From Orienteering to Archery, Zorbing to Wall Climbing, CV Preparation to Interview Skills, Bunratty Castle and Folk Park or King John’s Castle are ideal venues for Secondary Students to develop their teambuilding, leadership and communication skills. At Bunratty Castle & Folk Park explore the most complete and authentic medieval castle in Ireland. Built in 1425 […]

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GPO Witness History. Co. Dublin.

GPO Witness History offers exciting and engaging education visits for students of all ages. During their guided tour of GPO Witness History students are taken on a journey of discovery as they trace the development of Ireland from the birth of a nation to modern times.  After the guided tour, students can engage with activities […]

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Cork City Gaol

Cork is a city with a very rich historical and archaeological heritage – much of it still in evidence today. Part of this heritage, Cork City Gaol is located 2 km NW from Patrick’s Street and while the magnificent castle-like building is now a major and unique visitor attraction, this Gaol once housed 19th century prisoners! Visitors get a fascinating […]

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SAFFRON TRAVEL

Hi, We’re Saffron – We are specialist tour providers, working with Irish schools to offer fully escorted, all inclusive school group tours within Ireland, throughout the UK, Europe and beyond. Our teams work hard to ensure the anticipated stress and hassle of co-ordinating a school tour is not an issue for teachers on a Saffron […]

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National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History. Co Dublin.

On display, you’ll find fine examples of silver, ceramics, glassware, weaponry, furniture, folklife, clothing, jewellery, coins and medals. All of these displayed with imagination in innovative and contemporary galleries, which entice you to go further, look harder and examine more closely. Don’t miss the Curator’s Choice exhibition where, amongst other treasures, there is an ancient […]

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Airfield Estate. Co. Dublin.

Airfield Estate is a 38 acre working farm in the heart of the Dublin suburbs just off the M50. As an educational charity our aim is to reconnect people with the land and the food it produces. Our farm and gardens supply fruit, vegetables, meat, milk and eggs to our onsite restaurant and bakery year […]

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Youth – Connect (Irish Congress of Trade Unions)

Our programme YouthConnect is the youth education and engagement programme of the trade union movement in Ireland, developed by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions in close partnership with all three teaching unions (ASTI, INTO, TUI).  We provide a series of FREE workshops and materials (teaching resource) to students and their teachers at second-level on […]

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Shannon Heritage – Craggaunowen, Co. Clare

In Craggaunowen children can have a True Living History experience that covers many aspects of the School Curriculum, from the Bronze Age to medieval times. They will visit the Crannog dating from the Bronze Age, seeing how they were built and how the people lived and survived in them. Learn about the first form of […]

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TOPFLIGHT FOR SCHOOLS

Organising school Tours has never been so easy! We specialise in Ski packages for Schools offering a fantastic variety of resorts to suit every budget from low cost Transition Year Specials in Europe to the exciting experience of skiing in Canada or USA. You can choose from our usual 7-night trip or opt for a […]

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National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology. Co. Dublin

The Irish archaeological collections include The Treasury, featuring outstanding examples of Celtic and Medieval art such as the famous Ardagh Chalice, the Tara Brooch and the Derrynaflan Hoard. Within the exhibition the second gallery is devoted to an early medieval Book of Psalms known as the Faddan More Psalter. This manuscript, which dates to approximately […]

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National Museum of Ireland – Natural History. Co. Dublin

Over 150 years later it has changed little and is known to generations of visitors as the ‘Dead Zoo’ a true museum of a museum. Recent conservation work has improved access for visitors and provided new learning opportunities, including the Discovery Zone where visitors can handle taxidermy and open drawers to see what is lurking […]

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Causey Farm (Kells, Co. Meath) and Clonard House (Mullingar, Co. Westmeath)

(To enter a draw to win a trip to Causey Farm for your class, go to the ‘contact us‘ page on Access Schools Direct, enter your details and quote the reference: Clonard House.   Thanks.)   Two venues, one amazing ethos of inclusion, learning and exceptional fun! Causey Farm Engaging hands-on craic including bread-making, bodhrán workshop, […]

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Educate.ie

Educate.ie is an educational publishing imprint based in Castleisland, Co. Kerry. We provide a wide range of teacher digital resources on our dedicated site Educateplus.ie – including audio, video, teacher resource books, class plans, solutions, worksheets and more – all accessible to teachers who are using our titles. We aim to give teachers the books […]

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Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park. Co. Kildare

Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park is set on 60 scenic acres of woodland / peatland in the heart of Irelands largest bog – the Bog of Allen. The Park recently won “Best Environmental Innovation” at the Irish Tourism Industry Awards 2017 for its work on rehabilitating cutaway peatlands and educating visitors on the potential of […]

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Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. Co. Dublin.

Explore 800 Years of History with our FREE Education Programme Saint Patrick’s Cathedral is one of the oldest buildings still in use in Ireland today. Built by the Anglo-Normans in the 13th century it is a superb example of medieval Gothic architecture. It has experienced and survived wars, revolutions and a reformation. Visiting school groups […]

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Skibbereen Heritage Centre. Co. Cork.

Learn about one of the most important eras of Irish history though the Famine Story exhibition at Skibbereen Heritage Centre. Skibbereen is synonymous with the Great Famine of the 1840s, when over a million Irish people died and at least another 1.5 emigrated. Skibbereen was one of the worst affected areas in all of Ireland […]

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Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

Glasnevin – Ireland’s History Carved in Stone Glasnevin Cemetery Museum offers inspiring and engaging education programmes and activities for students.  Opened in 1832, Glasnevin Cemetery is the resting place of many of the men and women who have shaped Irish history over the last two centuries. We provide specialised tours and workshops that are closely […]

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Bantry House and Garden. Co. Cork.

Bantry House and Garden is a stately home situated on the Wild Atlantic Way overlooking Bantry Bay in the South West of Ireland. It houses an important private collection of furniture and objects of art. It has been home to the White family since 1739 and was open to the public in 1946.  Today visitors […]

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NST

At NST, we’re passionate about supporting teachers to create unique school trip experiences and memories that last a lifetime. Founded 20 years ago, we’ve worked alongside thousands of teachers and understand how we can best support you to enable you to bring your school trip ideas to life. Supporting you since 1996 With our unrivalled […]

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GTI – The Group Travel Specialists

Established in 2003, GTI specialise in tailor-made School and Youth Tours to destinations right across the globe. Our School Tours are cross-curricular combining educational excursions with cultural excursions and fun activities. Students enjoy an unforgettable experience while being educated at the same time.  We also offer Curriculum Tours that allow your students take their studies […]

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Dublinia

Dublinia, one of the top school attractions, has three exciting exhibitions, Viking Dublin, Medieval Dublin and History Hunters; an interactive archaeology exhibition! Exhibitions are designed in-line with the curriculum and students are toured by guides wearing historically accurate costume. Students engage with reconstructions of Dublin’s past and experience what life was like in Viking times.  […]

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Chester Beatty Library

With free admission and described by the Lonely Planet as not just the best museum in Dublin, but one of the best in Europe, the Chester Beatty Library is a must-see on any Dublin visitor’s itinerary.  As the only museum in Ireland to win ‘European Museum of the Year’ and rated consistently in the top 5 of […]

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Marathon Travel

Marathon Travel is Ireland’s Brightest School Tour Company.  We have been delivering the best, brightest and most fun school tours to Ireland, UK, Europe and Worldwide for the past 20 years.  Flights, Accommodation, transfers and activates are all part of the services we offer.  The reasons for the We are fully insured, licensed and bonded […]

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The Irish Family History Centre. Co. Dublin.

The GENEius Pathways programme is an interdisciplinary, cross-curricular module run as part of our Children’s, Youth and Community Programme The GENEius Project. Your class group will start off their family history journey in the Irish Family History Centre or at your school. We will support students as they research their own family history, and they […]

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Follow the Camino.com

Follow the Camino organises (easy to challenging) walking and cycling holidays for adventure seekers in Europe. We offer a great range of manageable walks and cycles for all age groups, in particular on the famous Camino de Santiago (or Way of St James). We were the first ever tour operator to operate the Camino de […]

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Michael Collins House. Co. Cork.

Michael Collins House, Clonakilty is a new museum dedicated to Irish revolutionary hero Michael Collins. Learn about the ‘Big Fella’ himself, his life story intertwined with the history of the fight for Irish independence. Discover the local patriots who went before Collins and dedicated their lives to an independent Ireland, influencing the path which Collins […]

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Irish Military War Museum Ltd. Co. Meath.

We are Europe’s only hands on Military War Museum. We are a privately owned Museum and the largest of its kind in Ireland. We specialise in WW1 & 11 and have recently added 1st Gulf War, Vietnam and Ireland’s only convey of WW 11 American Military Vehicles. All Militaria is housed in our 13,000 sq.ft […]

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EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. Co. Dublin.

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is a state-of-the-art interactive experience located in the beautiful vaults of the 200 year old Custom House Quarter (CHQ) building in Dublin’s docklands, the original departure point for so many of Ireland’s emigrants. It will inspire and guide you on a journey to discover the stories of Irish emigration around […]

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GOAL

GOAL provide active and participatory Development Education workshops to secondary schools across Ireland. Workshops for secondary schools are developed to engage students in global issues, help them to develop an understanding by linking local to global issues and support them to take action and become active global citizens. In 2017/18 GOAL is offering our popular […]

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1916 Rebellion Walking Tour. Co. Dublin.

Lorcan Collins, author of a number of books on revolutionary Irish history founded the 1916 Rebellion Walking Tour in 1996. Over the past two decades he has led thousands of walking tours that visit the sites of the Easter Rising, the War of Independence and the Civil War. “The 1916 walking tour is the only […]

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Clonard House, Co. Westmeath

Clonard House, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath Wonderful hands-on journeys back in time. TY Historical High-Jinks Set in a stunning Victorian house, your students will have the opportunity to explore the wonders of a world now past. A fantastic day in the 1890’s, combining the busyness and merriment of downstairs with the grandeur and conviviality of the […]

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Waterford Greenway Bike Hire

We are the largest Bike Hire Company serving the Waterford Greenway with over 300 bikes to suit all ages and sizes and we can provide for your school needs.  At the start of your Tour, we will do a cycling induction and safety course before leaving the depot.  We have 3 depots along the way […]

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National Wax Museum Plus. Co Dublin.

This newly located and reinvented museum is a fun and interactive experience for all ages. The attraction gives an overview of Irish history through the ages from the Bronze Age up to present day Ireland, and every important era in between. Those with a nervous disposition watch out for the terrifying Chamber of Horrors where […]

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National Museum of Ireland – Country Life. Co. Mayo

Fascinating artefacts, which are drawn from the National Folklife Collection, deal with domestic life, agriculture, fishing and hunting, clothing and textiles, furniture and fittings, trades and crafts, transport, calendar customs, leisure and religion. Interactive displays and screens, actual video footage of traditions we are fast losing are featured alongside handcrafted harvest knots and wickerwork, spinning […]

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DoDublin Tours

DoDublin Hop on Hop off Tour Escape the bustle of the city and surround yourself in the quiet beauty of the Greater Dublin Area on a magical half day tour. Explore the wilds of Wicklow on the DoDublin Glendalough & Powerscourt Tour or experience an enchanting medieval castle and the fresh air of the seaside […]

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