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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
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Please note that changes may occur.

Bill Rolston

Bill Rolston is a professor of sociology and director of the Transitional Justice Institute at the University of Ulster in Jordanstown, just north of Belfast. He has researched and written about Northern Ireland society and politics for more than 30 years. Bill is also the leading expert on the political wall murals of Northern Ireland and has written three books on the subject.

Paul Gosling

Paul Gosling is a professional archaeologist and author who lectures in humanities at the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology. He is also coordinator of The Diploma in Humanities, which is part of the Heritage Studies course. His major research area is in archaeological survey, both rural and urban. Paul has published a number of books and papers on Irish Medieval towns, including books on his hometown of Dundalk and the archaeology of The Burren.

Mr. Shane Connolly

A native of the Burren, Shane Connolly has a diploma in archaeology from the National University of Ireland, Galway and a diploma in local and regional studies from University College Cork. He is also qualified with a certificate in agribusiness , a degree in business studies and currently runs a cattle and sheep farm in Corkscrew Hill, Ballyvaughan. An experienced educational excursion leader in the Burren, Shane enjoys good conversation and a laugh. His interests include place names, stone wall construction and folklore.

Mr. Peadar O'Dowd

Peadar O’Dowd is a historian dedicated to sharing his love for the heritage of Galway, Ireland, with students and visitors of all ages. A native of Galway, he has lectured on the region’s treasures both in Ireland and in the U.S., and is a columnist for the Connacht Sentinel newspaper and Galway Now magazine. He is the author of several books on Galway and the west of Ireland, including “Old and New Galway,” “Down by the Claddagh,” and “Tracing Your Galway Ancestors.” Now retired from his work as a lecturer at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Peadar is a member of the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society, and is an alumnus of University College, Galway.

Mr. Denis Kissane

For 40 years, Denis Kissane ran a dairy farm on a small hill farm near his home town of Killarney. He retired in 2005 and has since spent his time welcoming visitors to Ireland, serving as a heritage specialist and working with elementary schoolchildren as a participant in the Heritage in Schools program. Denis truly loves his work and is never happier than when he is able to show the beauty of his native Killarney to the visitors of Ireland.

Sean Duffy

Dr. Sean Duffy is head of the Medieval History Department in Trinity College, Dublin. He specializes in medieval history, with a focus on the history of Dublin. Sean is the author of numerous books, including “The Atlas of Irish History.” He is also consulting editor of “The Journal of Irish History.”

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16 nights of accommodations
44 meals: 16 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 14 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
17 Field trips
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