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"Going to Ireland was an incredible experience. I now have a better understanding of Irish literature and the world around me, as well as my own heritage. The trips outside of the classroom were extremely beneficial in understanding the Irish countryside and people, as well as the rich history and literature in the country. Ireland is a truly beautiful country and I hope to go back again. Thinking back on the memories of the study abroad experience reminds me how lucky I am to have gone on such a wonderful trip."
Dublin, Ireland Summer Program
Courses are offered by Loyola Marymount University Professors Aine O’Healy and Molly Youngkin. Students will explore Ireland through a study of its modern and contemporary literature and film and both broaden and deepen their knowledge of Irish culture and Ireland itself through visits to various culturally significant sites in Dublin and the West of Ireland.
Please note: Although there will be a good deal of free time--including two three-day weekends--in the schedule, students are required to attend all classes and all activities designated by the instructors as part of the academic program, including local outings, the Ancient Ireland Excursion, and the Weekend in the West of Ireland.
Students will live and attend classes on the Trinity College campus. Trinity College Dublin, which celebrated its 400th anniversary in 1992, is among the oldest and best-known universities in the world. Founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I of England, it is famous for its distinguished architecture and its extensive collection of manuscripts and books, including the world famous Book of Kells and other early Christian texts. Dublin, capital of the Republic of Ireland, is its largest and most cosmopolitan city, and like the rest of Ireland the city is filled with people renowned for their hospitality.
Within walking distance of the campus are the famed Abbey and Gate theaters, Grafton Street, the Temple Bar District, the Irish Film Institute, the Project Arts Gallery, Dublin Castle, the National Museum, the National Gallery, the Dublin Writers’ Museum, the Irish Writers’ Center, the James Joyce Center, St. Patrick's Cathedral, and St. Stephen's Green. Only slightly farther afield are Phoenix Park, the ancient sites of Newgrange, Glendalough, and Tara, beautiful Howth Head, the James Joyce Museum at Sandycove, and the Wicklow Mountains. The cities of Cork, Galway, and Sligo are all only hours away and accessible by bus or train. Meanwhile, the Dingle Peninsula, the Ring of Kerry, Killarney, the Burren, Connemara, the Aran Islands and the Inishowen Peninsula are just some of the scenic jewels scattered across Ireland.