IRISH eyes were smiling for students from The Queen's School in Chester.
The sixth form English A level students crossed the Irish Sea for a weekend of culture in Dublin.
They took in St Patrick's Cathedral, built during the 13th Century, and viewed the famous Book of Kells at Trinity College.
Their literary tour took them to Number One, Merrion Square, Oscar Wilde's childhood home from 1855 to 1878 and then on to the Literary Writers' Museum to learn more about the country's famous writers, poets and playwrights.
The highlight for many of the group was the ghoulish Bram Stoker Experience. Bram Stoker was born in 1847 in Clontarf, Dublin, and is Ireland's most famous horror writer.
Lauren Rivers, Year 13, said: 'I was stunned by Dublin's culture. So many significant writers are part of the city's history; it's fascinating.'