Weekend in the West of Ireland: A weekend based in beautiful Galway, the cultural capital of the West of Ireland, and expected to include a ferry trip to the Aran Islands and visits to the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren.
Ancient Ireland: Students will visit Newgrange and Tara. Newgrange, in the beautiful Boyne Valley, is a Neolithic passage tomb that predates the Egyptian pyramids and provides fascinating evidence of an ancient society knowledgeable in astronomy and architecture. The Hill of Tara, seat of the legendary High Kings of Ireland, provides fine views over the plains of Meath.
Outings: Activities in and around Dublin--some required and others available to do on your own--include the Abbey Theatre, the Irish Film Institute, the Dublin Writers’ Museum, the Book of Kells, the National Museum, the James Joyce Tower, Howth Head, Dun Laoghaire, the National Gallery, Kilmainham Gaol, the historic Guinness Brewery, a Dublin Bus Tour, and a History Walking Tour.