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RIPLEY, WEST VIRGINIA

The Shamrock Shore: Irish Culture and History at Home and Abroad

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Program #19046RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Oct 22 — Oct 27, 2013

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Type: Conference Center

Description: Conference Center in tranquil, natural surroundings with air conditioning, non-smoking, and homestyle cooking in our dining hall.

Contact info:
82 FFA Drive
Ripley, WV 25271 USA
phone: 304-372-7860
web: www.cedarlakes.com

Room amenities: Cozy comforatable rooms with private bath, air conditioning, clock/alarm radio, color tv, small round table and scenic view.

Facility amenities: There is an outdoor swimming pool on premises.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $65 night for private room.
We have lodging before and after program when available. Must have reservation in advance. Phone Cedar Lakes Conference Center at 304-372-7860.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day One: Tuesday, October 22 - Arrival & Check In/Orientation Meals begin with ...
Arrive To: Arrive at Cedar Lakes Conference Center and check in.

Dinner: Enjoy home-style dinner in Lakeview Dining Hall from 5:00 - 6:00 PM.

Evening: A welcome and orientation session begins at 7:00 PM.

Lodging: Cedar Lakes Conference Center

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Conference Center in tranquil, natural surroundings with air conditioning, non-smoking, and homestyle cooking in our dining hall.

Contact info:
82 FFA Drive
Ripley, WV 25271 USA
phone: 304-372-7860
web: www.cedarlakes.com

Room amenities: Cozy comforatable rooms with private bath, air conditioning, clock/alarm radio, color tv, small round table and scenic view.

Facility amenities: There is an outdoor swimming pool on premises.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $65 night for private room.
We have lodging before and after program when available. Must have reservation in advance. Phone Cedar Lakes Conference Center at 304-372-7860.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Two: Wednesday, October 23 - General introduction. Discussion of early Irelan...
General introduction. Discussion of early Ireland. Stone & Bronze Age Culture.

Breakfast: Enjoy home-style breakfast in Lakeview Dining Hall from 7:30 AM - 8:15 AM.

Morning: Class begins at 9:00 AM. Early Ireland. Stone and Bronze Age Culture. The Iron Age and the arrival of the Celts. Relationships with the Scots. Myth and legend. Early Christianity and the arrival of the Anglo Normans. The spirit world of pre-Christian Ireland and its persistence in Irish culture. Colonialism and appropriation. The harp and uilleann pipes and other musical instruments.

Lunch: Enjoy home-style lunch in Lakeview Dining Hall from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM.

Afternoon: Class begins again at 1:30 PM. The afternoon lecture will take up where we left off in the morning session. Continues until 3:00 PM.

Dinner: Enjoy home-style dinner in Lakeview Dining Hall from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM.

Evening: Evening entertainment in Holt Lodge meeting room at 7:00 PM.

Lodging: Cedar Lakes Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Conference Center in tranquil, natural surroundings with air conditioning, non-smoking, and homestyle cooking in our dining hall.

Contact info:
82 FFA Drive
Ripley, WV 25271 USA
phone: 304-372-7860
web: www.cedarlakes.com

Room amenities: Cozy comforatable rooms with private bath, air conditioning, clock/alarm radio, color tv, small round table and scenic view.

Facility amenities: There is an outdoor swimming pool on premises.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $65 night for private room.
We have lodging before and after program when available. Must have reservation in advance. Phone Cedar Lakes Conference Center at 304-372-7860.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Three: Thursday, October 24 - Irish instrumental styles & repertoires.
Breakfast: Enjoy home-style breakfast in Lakeview Dining Hall from 7:30 - 8:15 AM.

Morning: Class begins at 9:00 AM. Irish instrumental styles and repertoires. The social base of the music. Sean nos and other styles of singing. Song themes and topics; love and war. Songs of the sea. Songs of emigration and settlement in North Amreica. Songs and stories. Metaphors and symbols in lyrics and ballads. The emergence of Southern Applalchian music. Old-Time and Bluegrass traditions.

Lunch: Enjoy home-style lunch in Lakeview Dining Hall from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM.

Afternoon: Class begins again at 1:30 PM. The afternoon lecture will pick up where we left off in the morning session. Class will end at 3:00 PM.

Dinner: Enjoy home-style dinner in Lakeview Dining Hall from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM.

Evening: Evening entertainment in Holt Lodge meeting room at 7:00 PM.

Lodging: Cedar Lakes Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Conference Center in tranquil, natural surroundings with air conditioning, non-smoking, and homestyle cooking in our dining hall.

Contact info:
82 FFA Drive
Ripley, WV 25271 USA
phone: 304-372-7860
web: www.cedarlakes.com

Room amenities: Cozy comforatable rooms with private bath, air conditioning, clock/alarm radio, color tv, small round table and scenic view.

Facility amenities: There is an outdoor swimming pool on premises.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $65 night for private room.
We have lodging before and after program when available. Must have reservation in advance. Phone Cedar Lakes Conference Center at 304-372-7860.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Four: Friday, October 25 - Irish American Folk, popular and stage traditions...
Breakfast: Enjoy home-style breakfast in Lakeview Dining Hall from 7:30 AM - 8:15 AM.

Morning: Class will begin at 9:00 AM. Irish American folk, popular and stage traditions. Minstrelsy. Harrigan, Hart and Braham and the beginnings of American Musical Theater. Stephen Foster, Dan Emmet and American popular song. Irish Music in vaudeville and early Tin Pan Alley. If It Wasn't for the Irish and the Jews. Irish social, competitive and show dance. Riverdance and other big Irish Dance shows since 1994. Relationship between music and dance.

Lunch: Enjoy home-style lunch in Lakeview Dining Hall from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM.

Afternoon: Class begins at 1:30 PM. We will pick up where we left off this morning. Class ends at 3:00 PM

Dinner: Enjoy home-style dinner in Lakeview Dining Hall from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM.

Evening: Evening perfomance at 7:00 PM.

Lodging: Cedar Lakes Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Conference Center in tranquil, natural surroundings with air conditioning, non-smoking, and homestyle cooking in our dining hall.

Contact info:
82 FFA Drive
Ripley, WV 25271 USA
phone: 304-372-7860
web: www.cedarlakes.com

Room amenities: Cozy comforatable rooms with private bath, air conditioning, clock/alarm radio, color tv, small round table and scenic view.

Facility amenities: There is an outdoor swimming pool on premises.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $65 night for private room.
We have lodging before and after program when available. Must have reservation in advance. Phone Cedar Lakes Conference Center at 304-372-7860.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Five: Saturday, October 26 - Irish songs of revolution and protest.
Breakfast: Enjoy home-style breakfast in Lakeview Dining Hall from 7:30 AM - 8:15 AM.

Morning: Class begins at 9:00 AM. Irish songs of revolution and protest. Songs of the Northern Ireland Peace Process. Modern Irish Music. The Irish European Classical Tradition. Rock, Punk and Indy. New Age and Celtic Fusions. The future of Irish music and dance. The emergence of Irish arts - literary, theatrical and musical - as cultural emblems in the global society.

Lunch: Enjoy home-style lunch in Lakeview Dining Hall from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM.

Afternoon: Class begins at 1:30 PM. We will pick up where we left off this morning. Class ends at 3:00 PM.

Dinner: Banquet will begin at 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM and will be served to us by the friendly dining hall staff at Lakeview Dining Hall.

Evening: We will end our week with a fabulous concert of Traditional Irish Music featuring Mick Moloney and friends. Concert starts at 7:00 PM.

Lodging: Cedar Lakes Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Sunday, October 27 - Farewells and Departure
Breakfast: Enjoy home-style breakfast in Lakeview Dining Hall from 7:30 AM - 8:15 AM.

Morning: Program ends after Breakfast.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
4 Performances

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