On Wednesday 12th June we visited the National Art Gallery and Dublin Castle. We took the 14 bus from Beaumont Road to D’Olier Street and walked up to the gallery. Our tour guide showed us paintings by Carravagio, Picasso, Vermeer and Monet. We learned lots about each painting. Next, we walked to Dublin Castle. Camilla, our guide , brought us  below the Castle where excavations have uncovered parts of the structure of the medieval castle alongside the remains of some of Viking Dublin’s original defences.  We then visited the Chapel and the State Apartments. We saw the room where James Connolly spent his final days before being executed in Kilmainham Jail in 1916. Our favourite room was St. Patrick’s Hall where the presidents of Ireland are inaugurated. It was a very enjoyable day, despite the rain.