Year 14 History students visit Dublin, April 2019
Year 14 History students visited Dublin in April 2019 as part of our study of the Partition of Ireland. Our first stop was Kilmainham Gaol. Our guide highlighted the role of key personalities and key episodes during Easter week 1916. Next, we travelled to Glasnevin cemetery, the final resting place of many notable Irish historical figures. We witnessed a re-enactment of the graveside oration delivered by Patrick Pearse at Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa’s grave. Our guide subsequently led us on a tour of some of the cemetery’s most famous graves including those belonging to Eamon de Valera, Michael Collins and Constance Markievicz. Our tour of Glasnevin concluded with a visit to the crypt containing Daniel O’Connell’s remains. We were invited to touch O’Connell’s coffin to bring good luck in our forthcoming A Level examinations.