Senior History students went on an educational trip to Dublin on Monday 26th November.
The first stop on a cold November Monday was Kilmainham Gaol. An excellent guide escorted us around this chilling and atmospheric building. The students were reminded that the Gaol is an enormous part of our modern history: prisoners include not just the executed leaders of the 1916 Rising, but also the United Irishmen of the 1798 Rebellion, Robert Emmet, and Free State prisoners (many of them women) during the Civil War. The Gaol also held many famished people, including children, convicted of stealing bread and held until transported as convicts to Australia, never to return.
After lunch we went to Croke Park for a full tour of this remarkable stadium. A great day was had by all.