Yesterday sixth class set out bright and early for the 7:00 am train to Dublin.The excitement was palpable at the station as John played some beautiful tunes on the station piano. Passers by were delighted to hear the sweet sound. The train journey flew by and our first stop was Glasnevin Cemetery. We had covered the History of 1916 in class and our guide Katie brought us on tour around the cemetery. We noted the graves of many famous Irish people including Eamonn de Valera, Grace Gifford Plunkett and many more. The highlight none the less was visiting Michael Collins’ grave and the amount of flowers on the actual grave was amazing. He is certainly one of our heroes.
We reached Croke Park at midday and had a delicious lunch in the restaurant before beginning our tour of the stadium. We were amazed at the size of the stadium,it surely is spectacular. We visited dressing rooms, warm up areas and got to savour what it must feel like there on All Ireland final day.
Our final stop was the City Centre where we saw the famous Spire and the GPO. We shopped on Henry Street and in Jervis Street Shopping Centre and ended with a visit to either Mc Donald’s or Burger King.
We boarded the train eventually and all arrived home safe and sound.We all had a fantastic day and one we will always remember.