Art & Design College Trips & Tours to Dublin

Dublin is also a great centre for culture and you'll be spoilt for choice with all its fine museums, art galleries and theatres.

Dublin is a cosmopolitan, vibrant city, bursting with energy and excitement. Steeped in history, the city offers the chance to explore Ireland’s unique past. The city houses the national collection of Irish art as well as a number European master paintings.

Sample itinerary

Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.

Morning Afternoon Evening
1 Morning flight from London & transfer to accommodation Guided tour of Croke Park & the GAA Museum Evening meal in a local restaurant
2 Guided Walking Tour of Dublin Visit the Irish Museum of Modern Art Evening meal in a local restaurant
3 The National Gallery of Ireland Guided tour of Glasnevin Cemetery Transfer to airport for return flight to London
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Morning Morning flight from London & transfer to accommodation
Afternoon Guided tour of Croke Park & the GAA Museum
Evening Evening meal in a local restaurant
Morning Guided Walking Tour of Dublin
Afternoon Visit the Irish Museum of Modern Art
Evening Evening meal in a local restaurant
Morning The National Gallery of Ireland
Afternoon Guided tour of Glasnevin Cemetery
Evening Transfer to airport for return flight to London

Price Shown includes

  • 2 nights’ bed & breakfast accommodation
  • Return flights & overseas airport transfers
  • Extensive group travel insurance
  • 1 in 10 free place ratio

Please contact us for a price.


On-tour support

On-tour support includes...

  • Airport assistance when you arrive back at your UK airport when you book a coach transfer to take you home

Additional on-tour support available...

  • Pre-booked meals at great group prices

Top visits for college groups in Dublin

Kilmainham Gaol

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.

Historical Guided Walking Tours

You can also enjoy a history tour that will take you to the relevant sites of the 1916 Rising to give you an understanding of this historic event. You will explore the main features of the War of Independence, partition and will conclude with the Northern Ireland peace process and Ireland today.

Dáil Eireann/Leinster House

Take a guided tour of the Houses of the Oireachtas where the guides will relay their historical and educational knowledge of both the building itself and the workings of the two houses.

GAA Museum & Croke Park Stadium

Enjoy a stadium guided tour including a short historical tour focusing on the ancient origins of hurling, the birth of the GAA as part of a Gaelic Revival in Ireland, the development of the GAA and early links with revolutionary nationalism.

Glasnevin Cemetery (Guided Tour & Museum)

The tour visits the final resting place of Daniel O’Connell, Michael Collins, Eamon DeValera, Charles Stewart Parnell, Countess Marcievicz and many of the other men and women who have shaped Ireland’s history. A new state of the art museum will complement the tour.

Pearse Museum

A former school that was run by Pádraig Pearse on beautiful grounds includes historical exhibitions, a nature study and an audio-visual show - 'This Man Kept a School'.

Irish Museum of Modern Art

One of the most important seventeenth century buildings in Ireland, the Royal Hospital was designed by Sir William Robinson as a home for retired soldiers. In 1991 the restored hospital was opened as a museum. The displayed work generally takes the form of a temporary show and a selection from the permanent exhibition. 

The National Gallery of Ireland

The National Gallery of Ireland houses the national collection of Irish art as well as the collection of European master paintings. It exhibits high quality works from the likes of Titian, Tintoretto, Goya, Monet, Degas and Picasso. Every January a collection of Turner’s watercolours is exhibited.


Study themes

  • Introduction to Art & Design: The World

  • History & Theory of Art