Ireland is a journey through ancient times and a cultural experience that includes meeting and socializing with some of the world’s friendliest peoples. We arrive in Dublin and begin our exploration of cultural sites, the festive music of the Temple Bar area, and we live in the shadow of the River Liffey in the heart of the city. Trinity College and Dublin Castle are stops as we get immersed in Ireland’s proud history. Our city tours in Dublin take us to the Guinness Brewery, museums, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and much more.
Before we leave Dublin we may take a day trip to Belfast, in Northern Ireland. We spend most of our time in the town of Thurles, which is in the Irish county of Tiperrary. Classes will be held at Limerick Institute of Technology-Tipperary Campus. Genuine Irish Pubs with local musicians and singers add to a warm stay in County Tipperary. Day trips to Kilkenney and Cashel with an ancient site that predates the Druids will leave you wanting more. We leave Tipperary to visit the west coast of Ireland stopping at the Cliffs of Mohr, having a visit to The Aran Islands and staying in Galway. The “Emerald Isle” and “The Land of our Fathers” is simply an unforgettable travel-study experience.
Ireland’s literary traditions, writers, history and music offer opportunities for cultural immersion, and each course will have a strong local focus. The Ireland program offers several courses in the areas of Marketing, Literature, and Education, all set against a backdrop rich in craic, the Irish word for good times. As you experience Irish singing and dancing, marvel at the stunning Cliffs of Mohr, and walk in the footsteps of ancient Irish Kings at Tara, Ireland is sure to provide an enchanting and enriching environment for your educational journey.
Please note: Prospective students should be aware that study abroad programs require a great deal of walking. You should be prepared to walk several miles each day. You may also walk over uneven, possibly slippery or rocky terrain even in cities.
Excursions may include:
From Dublin to Belfast, from Thurles to Kilkenney and Cashel and from Galway to the Aran Islands history and culture are the themes of our excursions. We spend time at Newgrange-Noth, an ancient site that predates the pyramids of Egypt. We visit castle ruins, a restored castle, ancient sites, seascapes, and great shopping.
Classes: Classes will be held on the campus of Limerick Institute of Technology-Tipperary campus in Thurles and other sites in town as needed.
Accommodations: Students will stay in hostels in Dublin and Galway. A hotel setting will be used in Thurles. Single or multiple roommate based housing is used throughout the program.
Students will be responsible for the cost of their own lunch. Breakfast will be provided in each setting. The housing in Dublin and Galway may have facilities available for students to prepare their own meals if they wish.