Excursions

Excursions with Erin School of English

Excursions are a significant part of our English training and certainly the one with most fun. We associate sightseeing with studying English and learning about Irish culture, history and landmarks. The excursions are a great way of adding diversity in the learning material making the process more engaging and memorable. They help solidifying the newly acquired knowledge on a much deeper level, attaching it to real life experience and memories. The excursions below are just a small example list of all places we explore with our students.

Botanic Gardens

Established in 1705 by the Royal Dublin Society. There are four ranges of glasshouses, newly restored Great Palm Hourse, Notable features include herbaceous borders, rose garden, rockery, alpine yard, vegetable garden, arboretum, extensive shrub collections and wall plan.

Dublin Castle Tour

In the IX th century the Vikings built a hill fort on the site of the current castle. King John ordered the replacement of the fort with a Norman castle in 1204. The Castle was badly damaged by fire in 1684. After the XVII th century the castle was a palace for the Viceroys of Ireland and English Kings and Queens until the end of British rule in Ireland in 1922.

Wicklow Tour

Known as ‘The Garden of Ireland’, the tour will take the scenic route out of Dublin, passing through the Wicklow Gap and Blessington Lakes to lovely Glendalough and the pretty village of Avoca.

Trinity College Tour

Henry VIII found Trinity College in 1546 as part of the University of Cambridge. Since then Trinity has flourished and grown, and is now a home to around 600 undergraduates, 300 graduates, and over 160 Fellows.

Kilmainham Gaol

It is a former prison, which is now a museum. One of the largest unoccupied gaols in Europe, covering some of the most heroic and tragic events in Ireland’s emergence as a modern nation from 1780s to the 1920s. Attractions include a major exhibition detailing the political and penal history of the prison and its restoration. The tour of the prison includes an audio-visual show.

Malahide Castle

Malahide Castle was both a fortress and a private home. It is set on 250 acres of park land in the pretty seaside town of Malahide. A visit to Malahide Castle is so much more than just a tour, it is an engaging and truly memorable experience and is guaranteed to be the highlight of your visit to Dublin.