47 students from 3rd ESO and 4 teachers travelled to Dublin for a week long excursion before the Easter Holidays. The students stayed with host families in the Dundrum area and attended English lessons in a school in the city centre. Students had plenty of opportunity to practice their English in different situations. There were varied activities during the afternoons which included: a hiking tour of Dublin City, a visit to Dublinia Viking Centre and Christchurch Cathedral, an interactive tour of Dalkey Castle, and a lesson in Irish Dancing!
Although Ireland has a reputation for very rainy weather, the sun shone all weekend for the day trips to Howth and Glendalough. Howth is a lovely fishing village in North County Dublin where students enjoyed a walk along the seaside and later tucked into some tasty fish and chips. Glendalough is a glacial valley in Co. Wicklow and the site of a monastic settlement from the 6th century. Everyone hiked up the Wicklow Gap before visiting the monastic settlement with its round tower.
Everyone had a fantastic time on the trip to Dublin and perhaps would like to visit Ireland again someday!