School Tours

Listings on this page are free of charge. If you offer school tours to groups of primary school aged pupils, please use the form on the Contact Page to let me know and a link to your site will be added to this list.

Seomra Ranga does not maintain any of the web sites provided as links so it assumes no responsibility for their contents, nor does any link constitute an endorsement of any other site, its sponsor or its contents. These links are just suggestions of websites that teachers may wish to visit to complement their classroom teaching. Ultimately, it is the responsibility of each individual teacher or school to determine whether the links provided are suitable for children to visit.


  • Exploration Dome – get the mobile planetarium to visit your school for shows and films
  • NST – Group travel specialists, will make all of the arrangements
  • Family Fun – ideas for fun activities and places to visit throughout the country
  • School Days – links to school tours from the School Days website
  • Day Out – look through the “groups” section for ideas for school tours
  • Fun Days – not exactly geared towards school tours, but teachers may get some ideas for school tours here
  • School Tours Ireland – searchable database of tours in Ireland
  • Bus Éireann – some local tours available, bus hire also available
  • Leisureplex – complexes at Blanchardstown, Tallaght, Coolock, Stillorgan and Cork – bowling, Q-Zar, Pompeii Paints among other activities
  • Let’s Go – Activity school tours in centres throughout the country






  • Clare Paintball – packages available for senior pupils
  • Ballymorris Pottery – hands-on pottery making and tour
  • Doolin 2 Aran Ferries – take a ferry trip to the Aran Islands or on a cruise around the Cliffs of Moher
  • Fishing for Kids – introduce pupils to fishing on a day course in Ballina, Killaloe
  • Imeco Farm – renewable energy workshops and tours
  • The Michael Cusack Centre– school tours to honour the founder of the GAA
  • Nevsail Water Sports, Kilkee Beach – choose from a wide range of water sports eg. kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing etc.
  • The Burren Centre, Kilfenora – experience “A Walk Through Time”, the multi-dimensional exhibition detailing the story of the Burren
  • Irish Seed Savers, Capparoe, Scariff – registered Discover Primary Science Centre, Eco-Tour for primary schools with links to SESE and SPHE curricula
  • Discover Dolphins, Kilrush – 2 hour boat trip on the Shannon Estuary dolphin watching
  • Aillwee Cave, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare – explore the caves, potholes, underground lakes and streams beneath the surface of the Burren
  • Glór Music Centre, Ennis
  • Clare Museum, Ennis – featuring The Riches of Clare – guided tours for school groups available







  • Slieve Aughty Centre – horse-riding, farm, nature hunt etc.
  • Corrib Princess – guided cruises and tours of River Corrib
  • Pure Skill – sample 10 different sports in an indoor arena during a school tour
  • Turoe Pet Farm and Leisure Park, Loughrea – nature trail around the farm, indoor and outdoor play areas
  • Galway Atlantaquaria, National Aquarium of Ireland, Salthill – activities from a guided tour to “Be a Marine Scientist for a Day” available
  • Glengowla Mines, Oughterard – guided tours of the silver and lead mines available
  • City Limits Entertainment Centre – special packages available, choose from activities such as bowling, climbing wall, go-karting etc.
  • Hip Kidz, Briarhill – sports and activity centre
  • Leisureland, Salthill – swimming pool with waterslide and outdoor amusement park
  • Dartfield Horse Museum, Kilreekil, Loughrea – specific programmes for primary schools
  • Athenry Heritage Centre – interactive exhibits and audio-visual presentations on a medieval theme
  • Brigit’s Garden, Roscahill, Co. Galway – specific programmes geared towards covering certain strands in the SESE curriculum
  • Dunguaire Castle, Kinvara, Co. Galway – restored castle from the 16th century
  • Killary Cruises – Sight-seeing cruises on Killary Fjord, Connemara, Galway
  • Baboró – International Arts Festival for Children, Galway
  • Delphi Adventure Centre – outdoor sports centre


  • Gortbrack Organic Farm – farm tour, nature trail, treasure hunt etc. for school groups
  • Muckross House – period house, gardens and traditional farm
  • Toby World – indoor entertainment centre which also caters for school tours
  • Seafari Cruises, Kenmare – cruises specifically for primary schools available
  • Dingle Oceanworld, Dingle – guided tour of the aquarium available
  • Crag Cave, Castleisland, Co. Kerry – guided tour of the cave and there’s also an indoor adventure centre for children
  • Aqua Dome, Tralee, Co. Kerry – one of Ireland’s largest indoor water parks
  • The Skellig Experience, Valentia Island – exhibition area and tour



  • Nore Valley Park – pet farm
  • Castlecomer Discovery Park, Kilkenny – A registered Discover Science Centre under the Discover Primary Science Programme – also includes “Footprints in Coal” an interactive multimedia exhibition












  • Ulster American Folk Park, Castletown, Omagh – experience the story of emigration from Ulster to America in the 18th and 19th century
  • Todds Leap, Ballygawley – outdoor adventure centre


  • Splashworld – swimming pool
  • Lismore Castle, Gardens and Art Gallery, Co. Waterford – tours available between April and September



  • Bricks 4 Kidz – Lego-based play activities
  • Duncannon Fort – museum, gallery and historic tour
  • Irish National Heritage Park, Ferrycarrig, Co. Wexford – 9000 years of Irish History, primary school tours available
  • Newtownbarry House, Gardens and Gallery, Bunclody, Co. Wexford
  • Dunbrody, Ireland’s Historic Emigrant Ship, Co. Wexford – interactive exhibition and tour re-enacts life on the original Dunbrody that carried emigrants to the US and Canada between 1845 and 1870
  • Hook Lighthouse, Co. Wexford – guided tours available from March to October


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