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8 school tours that could only have happened in Ireland

“I can still smell the place”

THE COCA COLA Factory was a staple of many Irish school tours.

So too was The Zoo, the National Stud, Fota Wildlife Park and many other bastions of childhood.

What about these precious, precious memories though?…

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I went on a school tour to Quinnsworth in primary school. We met the various managers of various departments. Got to see the stockroom.

- @andgoseek 

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We also went to Glenroe Farm and I remember we saw a massive pig. You probably never saw a pig as huge in your life.

- @andgoseek

My ma packed me a salmon fillet sandwich when we went to Glenroe Farm. It got squashed in my bag + then it got rained on. Ate it.

- @lady_gargle

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Genuinely shat myself in the coca cola factory – I had diarrhoea that morning but was so excited about going I still went.

- @RichieJape

Meet moss the dog & his red ball Source: Adam Foster Photography

In second class the tour bus turned into some farmyard on the way home to see a dog playing football, he was brilliant tbh

@________simon 

Wicklow Mountains Source: Sean MacEntee

We went hiking in the Wicklow Mountains, accompanied by my French teacher singing Pump up the Jam.

- @NiamhPuirseil 

Creamery PCN 2 Source: pennstatenews

I went to Wexford Creamery on a school trip once. We had to wear those little blue disposable hats. I can still smell the place.

- @GibCassidy

Items being recycled Source: surreynews

We went to the local dump and they showed us where they recycle everything. we met the dump falcon who flew over my head

- @grOOse

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