Year 13 History students have just returned from a 3-day visit to Belfast and Dublin as part of their A level studies. Students visited a wide range of sites linked to the conflict in Belfast including the peaceline in Belfast, the Falls and Shankill Roads, the Crumlin Road Gaol and a number of political murals. In Dublin, we walked to a number of sites linked to the revolutionary period such as the GPO, Moore Street and the former site of the Irish parliament. Students also saw the former school of James Joyce, literary giant of the 20th century and Kevin Barry, executed by the British in 1920 for his part in the War of Independence. It was a very busy trip but one in which the group experienced a great deal of political and cultural importance in relation to modern Ireland.