6th Class had a very busy day on Tuesday 23rd April. It started off with a trip to the remains of the Gunpowder Tower in Dublin Castle. This was where archaeologists uncovered the ruins of an earlier Viking settlement. Having toured the old part of the castle, they visited the more modern rooms which host events such as the inauguration of the President.

Their next stop was Trinity College Dublin, where they picnicked in the sunshine before visiting the Book of Kells. They learnt how the monks wrote and illustrated the Book of Kells using natural pigments, visited Gaia, the spectacular illuminated artwork by Luke Jerram on display in the Long Room of the Old Library and then were blown away by an immersive journey in the Pavilion, filled with stories, sights and sounds of The Book of Kells 360.

Having filled up on pizza in St. Stephen’s Green and running off steam in the playground, it was time to head to Christ Church Cathedral where they joined All Saints’ School, Blackrock, and St. John’s School, Clondalkin, for a concert. They sang beautifully and were joined by the cathedral choir for a track or two. Well done to all of 6th Class who joined us on the day, especially our soloists, Duva, Tilly and Hugo who did us proud.

Huge thanks to Ms. Hogan for organising such a jam packed, fun filled day in town and to Mr. Vincent for bringing along his camera and mentoring our trainee photographers, Lily, Ellie Mae, Hannah, Eva and James.

You can see the super photos they took in our video by clicking HERE.