Dublin is the capital city of Ireland and is located by the sea. The River Liffey flows through the centre of Dublin. Barnaby Bear visits Dublin and discovers that there are lots of people and shops. There is so much to do and see, that Barnaby decides he needs the help of a Tourist Information Centre. He is told about the city tour buses and the views of Dublin from the top of The Chimney, part of an old factory. With the help of some map reading, Barnaby finds his way to The Chimney. From the top of the building, Barnaby can see mountains, the sea and a park.
Prior to watching the clip, the children could locate Dublin on a map and they could learn some basic greetings or words in Irish. Using brochures from the travel agents the children could investigate what there is to do in Dublin and recommend places for Barnaby Bear to visit whilst on his open-top bus ride. Using the internet and street maps the children could create a simple map so that Barnaby could find these places easily. The children could cut up brochures and create their own Dublin travel guides. It could also lead to a discussion on the forms of transport used to get to, and around in Dublin and the pros and cons of these types of transport.