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Tours

Extra-Curricular

Day Trips

These Trips are organised throughout the year and include:



  • Debates
  • Theatre
  • Swimming
  • Canoeing and Sailing Venues
  • Heritage
  • Football Matches
  • Museums
  • Art Galleries
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School Tours

High School students learn about other countries by travelling to them and sampling their traditions, language and culture . A School tour takes place every year with a ratio of 8 pupils per teacher.

Countries Visited:



  • China
  • Scotland
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Wales
  • Belgium
  • Holland
  • England
  • Germany
  • Amsterdam


Including the Cities of:



  • Beijing
  • Cologne
  • Glasgow
  • Rome
  • Barcelona
  • Edinbugh
  • Naples
  • Milan
  • Brussels
  • Florence
  • Paris
  • Venice




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China 08 (from Northern Standard article)

Welcome home to the 31 students and five teachers from the Patrician High School
Carrickmacross who this year pushed the boundaries of school tours and travelled to
Beijing, China for a week. The tour was a resounding success for all who travelled, and
offered the pupils a rare chance to see how life is lived in a society completely
different to their own. With China rarely out of the news recently and with the Beijing
Olympics fast approaching it was a fascinating time to visit this most compex of nations.
The tour took in the sights of new China such as the newly constructed Olympic stadiums
but also allowed the students to learn about ancient China with trips to the Forbidden
City, the Great Wall, the Summer Palace and the Temple of Heaven. Chinese culture was
also sampled in the form of the Beijing Opera and a Kung Fu show. A tour guide remained
with the group throughout each day's travels so the pupils enjoyed an excellent
historical and cultural explanation for each landmark that they visited. Authentic
Chinese cuisine in a variety of top class restaurants was offered each day, while the
students could unwind after a long day's sightseeing with a swim in the immaculate 4-star
central Beijing hotel when they got home. The tour was led by Eamonn Dunne and teachers
Jimmy Hayes, Sile Keady, Teresa Kelly and Damien Kiely

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