On Monday, October 9th, TY students together with Mr. Fahy, Ms. McCarthy and Mr. Monaghan left Tulla after a very early alarm clock call. The group was lucky enough to get a booking to see Kilmainham Gaol and students and teachers alike were very impressed. The tour guides were passionate about bringing history alive in this building which is so intimately associated with Irish History. The stories of inmates were heart-wrenching and the building itself seemed to echo with their sadness. We were sorry that busy day did not allow even longer to spend at the Gaol.

From there, we crossed the Liffey, to visit the Zoo. Some of us had never visited the Zoo so we were delighted to have a good look around. Then we were taken on an Ecology Workshop in the Phoenix Park. This covered a habitat study, which gave us a great understanding of this section of the Leaving Cert. Biology programme. Thanks to all the teachers who travelled with us.