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Travel Thru History: Dublin

Travel Thru History: Dublin

Spring 2016 Television
Ages: 11 - 18 yrs.
Rating: TV Y

If you've got a trip scheduled to the Emerald Isle, this educational and informative video will certainly help with the planning. Travel thru History: Dublin (no, that's not a typo) is a quick, well-narrated survey of Ireland's history from the importance of the Book of Kells and manuscript illumination to King Henry VIII's 16-century Protestant takeover through the rise of the modern-day IRA. Loaded with interviews with Dublin tourism and university officials, interspersed with black and white historical photos as well as clear, colorful graphics, the 22 minute travelogue moves through The Fair City's history at a swift pace. That said, although the DVD promises more it ends abruptly.

Travel thru History: Dublin is not intended to present travel tips, so if you want to find out the best place for bangers and mash or where to spot Bono when he's in town you'll have to check TripAdvisor. But for a balanced, educational tour of Dublin you'll find this a comprehensive and quick history.

Ann Hillers   ©2016 Parents' Choice
Ann Hillers, a creative writing graduate of Duke University, is a mother of three boys and a former international tour director. Her work led her all around the globe and she's imparted her kids with the same wanderlust. They have traveled together to 20 countries including South Africa, Botswana, Nicaragua, Colombia, Laos, Cambodia, and Indonesia, where they all became certified scuba divers. After living in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico for six years the family now resides in California.

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