School Tours

Krakow Trip 2016

50 TY students and 5 teachers travelled to Poland over the Easter holidays to visit the beautiful city of Krakow. After a walking tour of the city we visited the spectacular Salt Mines. The group spent a harrowing but incredibly worthwhile day in Auschwitz followed by a traditional evening at a local restaurant where our students got to dance and sing along to traditional Polish music. On our last day we visited the Schindler Factory and the Galicia museum where we were fortunate enough to meet an incredibly brave woman whose family hid a Jewish girl for 20 months during the occupation. A truly memorable trip for all and thanks to all the teachers who accompanied the students.



Information for Parents/Guardians

Click here to visit a website that will provide excellent information about the Krakow trip.



Click on the picture for a full itinerary for the Krakow trip.


The video below provides an idea of what parents/guardians can expect from a sample trip. 



Optional European Trip

In response to parental demand we offer an optional extra of an overseas trip on our Transition Year programme. As the holistic education of our students is of the highest priority to Dunshaughlin Community College, trips with a clear educational value are selected for our students. Students will receive information about the trips available at the start of an academic year, including information about a payment schedule.This trip is in addition to the standard programme and as such incurs an additional cost to the standard expenses. The trip takes place during school holidays.

Because of the high demand for the European trip, in 2016 there will be two trips for Transtion Year students to choose from with limited availability on both. Each trip will operate on a first come first served basis using the online Wisepay system. It is the responsibility of parent/guardian to ensure they have access to Wisepay in advance of payment if they want to secure a place for their son/daughter on a trip. Payment will only be accepted through Wisepay.

Submission of a deposit is considered to be an expression of interest in availing of the trip. In order for a student to be invited on the overseas trip all Transition Year Expenses must be paid in full by the deposit due date. Those who have not paid expenses in full may not avail of the European trip. If a student submits a deposit for the trip without having all expenses paid in full and are therefore not invited to travel, the deposit money will be transferred to offset outstanding expenses.

Criteria for eligibility to travel

1.Behaviour past and present (First to Fourth Year) will be considered. Students must behave according to school rules.

2.Transition Year Expenses must be paid in full.

3.Parents and students must sign a contract regarding behaviour during school and during the trip.

4.Parents must be in a position to make credit/ debit card details available to the tour leader should their student/ child need to be sent home with an accompanying teacher during the trip.

Upon acceptance of a non-refundable deposit, students are expected to continue to behave in a manner appropriate to school rules. If a student does not maintain these standards they will not be allowed travel, further monies will not be accepted and their deposit will be lost. Student behaviour must be of the highest standard while on the trip thus ensuring the health and safety of all those travelling. Should a student fail to maintain appropriate behaviour they will be sent home with an accompanying teacher at full cost to their parents.

Student will have registered their passport details online. The name used for registration will be used to book flights. If there are any errors, parents/guardians will incur the cost of name change with the airline. A photocopy of valid passport and European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) are required at time of booking. While travel insurance is included in the cost of the trip students must acquire a European Health Insurance Card themselves. Please log on to to apply.

Remember - there IS NO charge for the EHIC card.   EHIC CARD

Visas may be necessary for the destination and there may be an additional cost to secure a visa. Students with non-EU passports may need visas for E.U. countries as well as other destination countries. The onus is on parents/guardians to ensure that their son/daughter has all the necessary up-to-date documentation well in advance of the tour.

Medical and dietary requirements, as well as contact information for parents/guardians are submitted as part of the initial Transition Year online registration.

A school mobile telephone will be with the teachers at all times so that students may be contacted in case of emergency by parents. This telephone number will be distributed to parents and students at the final information meeting prior to travel.


Payment schedule for European Trip 2015-2016

1st installment €150: 16th October 2015

2nd installment €150: 20th November 2015

Final balance: 15th January 2016


Click here for a copy of the Code of Conduct for trips.

Click here for travel insurance information.



European Trip 2014-2015

Our TY students and teachers have just arrived back from a fantastic 5 day holiday in Italy. With beautiful weather and amazing scenery, it was a holiday to remember, even with the 5 hour delay at the airport!




San Siro Stadium






Fun at the airport!





Outdoor Adventure Trip 2015

All 2nd year students will take part in an Adventure Activity Day on Thursday 23rd April. An action packed day in Tanagh Adventure Centre, Monaghon has proven to be a highlight for all students in the past.







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