On Friday 6th June Fourth Class went on a school tour to the city centre. We got the bus into Dawson Street and walked over to Clare Street to the National Gallery taking in Trinity College and other features along the way. When we got to the Gallery we were split into two groups and met our guides.
In the National Gallery we got to view some works by Picasso, Carrvagio and Jack Yates. We leant lots about the different paintings and about the artists. Our guides were brilliant.
After the Gallery we took a short walk across to Merrion Square where we had our lunch and played a game of football. Before we left the park we got a very interesting talk from Mr.O'Shea and Mr.Moran about the hostory of the park and the history of Merrion Square.
With our clipboards in hand we headed off on a Georgian trail around Maerrion Square, starting off at the famous Leinster House built by the Duke of Leinster. We looked at all the Georgian architecture around Merrion Square from bootscrapers to windows and even coal bunkers. We where then extremely fortunate, with the help of Mr.O'Shea, to visit the Institute of Architecture where we saw really cool models and architectural drawings of some famous buildings all housed in a Georgian house.
We learnt so much on our tour on Friday and we would like to say a big thank you to Mr.Moran and Mr.O'Shea who taught us a lot about Georgian architecture and the way of life in Georgian Dublin. The trip would not have been possible without them..