On two weekends Friday and Saturday 9th-10th December, and January 13 – 14 senior History students and their teachers travelled to Belfast to visit a number of places that feature on their Leaving Cert course. First stop was a guided tour of the Stormont parliament, where students had an opportunity to sit in the main chambers in which Northern Ireland’s MLAs conduct parliamentary and committee business. From there, they paid a short visit to the War Memorial Museum which commemorates Northern Ireland’s role in World War II.
On Saturday morning, the group met up with a tour guide, who brought the group to see the Nationalist Falls Road and Unionist Shankill Road, where students viewed the famous murals and visited the Eileen Hickey Republican Museum. Then there was a visit to the excellent Ulster Museum before the last activity, a visit to the Titanic Exhibition.