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Europe's Youngest City

Dublin has Europe’s youngest population but an ancient history and rich artistic heritage. The first settlement was created by Viking invaders in 837 and historians believe it to have been the largest and one of the most important Viking trading cities. The city has been at the heart of much of Ireland’s turbulent history.

Ireland gained Independence from the British Empire in 1949, since then it has gone on to become a focal point for many huge corporations thanks to Ireland’s favourable tax laws which saw a boom in the ‘Celtic Tiger’ economy. Art, literature and business economy make Dublin school tours ideal for pupils of all ages, studying a variety of subjects.

Hotels for Dublin School Tours

Four Courts Hostel

Four Courts Hostel

Includes: Games Room, Karaoke, Ebook library, 24hr reception, Kitchen, BBQ, Currency Exchange, WiFi, Fussball, Pool table

Hilton Garden Inn

Hilton Garden Inn

Includes: Restaurant, Café, Free WiFi, Luggage Storage, Currency Exchange, 24hr Reception, Vending Machines, Meeting Rooms

Maldron Hotel

Maldron Hotel

Includes: Restaurant, 24hr Reception, Free WiFi, Currency Exchange, Vending Machines

A city of poets and dreamers...

The troubles may or may not have shaped the artists poets and writers but there is no doubting Ireland and Dublin in particular have produced some of the most celebrated literary figures which are often a focal point for school tours Dublin. James Joyce, George Bernard Shaw, Roddy Doyle, Oscar Wilde, William Butler Yeats, Bram Stoker, Maeve Binchy are all former Dublin residents.


Dublin School Tours - Did you know...

  • Dubh Linn is derived from Gaelic and means ‘Black Pool’
  • None of the 'Dublin Mountains' are actually tall enough to have mountain status
  • Saint Valentine is interred in Dublin
  • Dublin was the largest Viking city and biggest trading centre
  • Businessman Arthur Guinness leased his brewery site for 9,000 years at a cost of $65 a year
  • Dublin produces 10 million pints of Guinness every day
  • The Guinness Book of World Records was originally set up to settle a pub trivia dispute
  • Dublin is believed to have Europe’s youngest population
  • The city is home to Napoleon Bonaparte’s toothbrush
  • Playwright Oscar Wilde’s last words were reportedly “My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One or other of us has got to go.”

Places to go, people to meet...

Great Dublin Locations

  • Kilmainham Gaol
  • National Museum of Ireland
  • Dublin Castle
  • Little Museum of Dublin
  • National Gallery of Ireland
  • National Botanic Gardens
  • Irish Museum of Modern Art
  • Dublin Zoo
  • Science gallery
  • Dublin Writers Museum
  • Natural History Museum
  • National Library
  • Aras an Uachtarain
  • Leinster House
  • James Joyce Tower & Museum
  • Natinoal Leprechaun Museum
  • National Concert Hall
  • Bull Island

Famous Dublin Residents

  • James Joyce
  • Samuel Beckett
  • Brendan Gleeson
  • Brendan Behan
  • Francis Bacon
  • Veronica Guerin
  • William Butler Yeats
  • Oscar Wilde
  • Michael Gambon
  • Bram Stoker
  • Robbie Keane
  • William Petty
  • Sir Winston Churchill
  • Steve Collins
  • Colin Farrell
  • Jonathan Swift
  • Roddy Doyle
  • Pardraig Harrington
  • Elizabeth Bowen
  • Maeve Binchy
  • Bono
  • Willie Walsh
  • George Bernard Shaw
  • Patrick Pearse
  • Bob Geldoff
  • Arthur Wellesley
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